Ahlerich

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Ahlerich
Breed Westphalian
Sire Angelo (Thoroughbred)
Grandsire Oliveri (Thoroughbred)
Dam Dodona (Westphalian)
Maternal grandsire Donar (Westphalian)
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1971
Olympic medal record
Equestrian
Gold 1988 Seoul Team dressage
Gold 1984 Los Angeles Team dressage
Gold 1984 Los Angeles Individual dressage

Ahlerich (1971–1992) was a Westphalian gelding. With his rider Reiner Klimke, he won the 1984 and 1988 team gold medals in Olympic Grand Prix dressage and the individual gold in 1984.[1]

Klimke purchased Ahlerich by auction in 1975, in Warendorf, for the record price of 42.000 DM (ca. 26.600 USD).

He is the subject of a book written by Klimke, Ahlerich von der Remonte zum Dressur-Weltmeister; ein exemplarischer Ausbildungsweg (1984),[2] published in translation by Courtney Searls-Ridge as Ahlerich: The Making of a Dressage World Champion in 1986.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Olympic reports LA84 Foundation. Accessed December 2011.
  2. ^ Klimke, Reiner Ahlerich von der Remonte zum Dressur-Weltmeister; ein exemplarischer Ausbildungsweg Stuttgart: Franckh 1984
  3. ^  — , trans. Courtney Searls-Ridge Ahlerich: The Making of a Dressage World Champion Gaithersburg, MD: Half Halt Press 1986