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 medal – first place 1988 Seoul Team dressage
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles Team dressage
Gold medal – first place 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. US$26,600).

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