Famous Equestrians from Germany

List of notable or famous equestrians from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top equestrians born in Germany and even some popular equestrians who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German equestrians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These equestrians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known equestrian from Germany is included when available.

People include everything from Ludger Beerbaum to Anabel Balkenhol.

This historic equestrians from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German equestrians of note?" and "Who are the most famous equestrians from Germany?" These prominent equestrians of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German equestrians.

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  • Anabel Balkenhol
    Photo: user uploaded image
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Hilden, Germany
  • Andreas Dibowski (born 29 March 1966 in Hamburg) is a German eventing rider. With his horse Butts Leon he won a gold medal in team eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He is based in Dohle, near Hamburg in North Germany where he runs his own training yard.
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
  • Christian Ahlmann (born December 17, 1974 in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German equestrian who competes in the sport of show jumping. He ranks first in the FEI Longines World Ranking List.Ahlmann won the FEI Show Jumping World Cup with Taloubet Z in 2011. In 2014, he was the CHIO Aachenwinner. He has won several medals with the German team at European Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games since 2003. Christian Ahlmann has been seen as an exceptional talent from an early age, being one of the youngest riders ever to receive the "goldenes Reitabzeichen", at age 14, and is today considered a calm, fine rider with a soft hand.
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Marl, Germany
  • Dirk Ahlmann

  • Dorothee Schneider is a German dressage rider competing at Olympic level. On 7 August 2012 Schneider was a member of the team which won the silver medal in the team dressage event.
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Frank Ostholt

    Frank Ostholt (born 23 September 1975 in Warendorf, West Germany) is a German eventing rider. With his horse Mr. Medicott, he won a gold medal in team eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He is married to Swedish equestrian Sara Algotsson Ostholt.
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Warendorf, Germany