Klaus Balkenhol

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Klaus Balkenhol
Medal record
Competitor for  Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona Team dressage
Gold 1996 Atlanta Team dressage
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Individual dressage
World Championships
Gold 1994 The Hague Team dressage
Silver 1994 The Hague Freestyle dressage
European Championships
Gold 1991 Donaueschingen Team dressage
Gold 1993 Lipica Team dressage
Gold 1995 Mondorf Team dressage
Silver 1991 Donaueschingen Spécial dressage

Klaus Balkenhol (born 6 December 1939 in Velen) is a German equestrian and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal in team dressage at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona with the team from Germany. Klaus is the author of several dressage books. He is an avid member of Xenophen, and like Philippe Karl petitions against the use of rollkur. Klaus's earlier riding career consisted of being a mounted policeman. He was also the coach of the U.S. Olympic team.[1] He also received a gold medal with the German team in 1996.[2] At present Balkenhol is the trainer of olympic equestrian Laura Bechtolsheimer.


  1. ^ "1992 Summer Olympics – Barcelona, Spain – Equestrian" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 21 September 2008)
  2. ^ "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Equestrian" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 21 September 2008)