Chris Kappler

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Chris Kappler
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Personal information
Full name Chris Kappler
Nationality  United States
Discipline Show jumping
Born (1967-02-09) February 9, 1967 (age 50)
St. Charles, Illinois, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 159 lb (72 kg; 11 st 5 lb)

Chris Kappler (born February 9, 1967) is an American equestrian who competes in the sport of show jumping, He is an Olympic gold and silver medalist. Kappler was the rider of Royal Kaliber (until his euthanasia in 2004). Kappler is a resident of the Pittstown section of Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.[1][2]

At the 2004 Olympic Games, Kappler won a silver medal in Individual Jumping. and won the gold medal as part of the United States team in Team jumping. Chris Kappler won the Budweiser Invitational in Tampa on his horse VDL Oranta a 13-year-old Dutch-bred mare, in 2009.


  1. ^ Cosdon, Christina (2003-03-30). "Kappler lands 2nd invitational". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2007-08-12. 
  2. ^ Editorial. "Editorial: Hunterdon can be proud of residents who have competed in the Olympics, Culley is next", Hunterdon County Democrat, July 26, 2012. Accessed May 29, 2013. "Two equestrians have ridden for the U.S. show jumping team. In 2000, Nona Garson, then of Tewksbury Township, went to Australia and in 2004, Chris Kappler of Franklin Township won the team gold and individual silver in Athens."

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