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QUIZ: Do you know your dressage stars?

Germany’s Isabell Werth and Weihegold - Photo Pierre Costabadie/FEI

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1. Often referred to as the most successful British dressage rider in the history of the sport, I have three Olympic gold medals that I won in partnership with a horse that goes by the nickname “Blueberry”. Who am I?

2. Born in 1967 in the Channel Islands, I had a breakthrough win in the 1985 Young Dressage Rider Championship with skewbald Jolly Dolly. I have since gone on to win team gold and silver medals at consecutive Olympic Games. Who am I?

3. Married to Australian dressage rider Lyndal Oatley, I have represented Sweden at Olympic level, won two bronze medals at past European Championships, and more recently won the Grand Prix Freestyle at Olympia in London. Who am I?

4. Born in 1969, I’m a German equestrian who has competed in five Olympic Games where I took home a total of ten medals… six of them gold. I currently have multiple horses in the top ten of the FEI rankings. Who am I?

5. Competing at multiple Olympic Games for Australia, some of my top horses have been Wall Street, Quando Quando, Clive and Du Soleil. Born in Sydney, I am based in Europe. Who am I?

 

Adelinde Cornelissen and Jericho Parzival (NED)

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6. Representing the Netherlands, I am best known as a dressage rider — however I did compete in the sport of reining at the 2010 WEG. A triple Olympic gold medallist (dressage), my seldom-used ‘real’ first name is Theodora. Who am I?

7. A German dressage rider who has won two Olympic team gold medals, I acted as a dressage training advisor to the Australian national equestrian team for a short stint in 2005-2006. I am best known for my partnership with the aptly-named chestnut Latvian Warmblood, Rusty. Who am I?

8. An iconic German equestrian (1936-1999) I won six gold and two bronze medals at Olympic Games between 1969 and 1988. One of my best-known horses was Ahlerich, and my daughter is now an Olympic level eventer. Who am I?

9. A member of multiple Dutch Olympic, WEG and European Championship teams, I won World Cup gold in Leipzig (2011) and Den Bosch (2012). I withdrew my famous chestnut partner from the 2016 Olympics over concerns for his health. Who am I?

10. A relatively young rider in the sport of dressage, I compete for a non-European country. Part of medal winning team at the 2016 Olympics, my Dutch-bred equine partner wasn’t easy in the early days — I broke my back after falling from him, and tried to sell him with no success. We’re now ranked top five in the world. Who am I?

Answers below!

 

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Answers:

1. Charlotte Dujardin 2. Carl Hester 3. Patrik Kittel 4. Isabell Werth 5. Kristy Oatley 6. Anky van Grunsven 7. Ulla Salzgeber 8. Reiner Klimke 9. Adelinde Cornelissen 10. Laura Graves


 

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