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Maternal grandsireLungau
FoaledMay 6, 1994, Germany
ColourDark bay with star, large snip, socks on all four legs
BreederHorst Bünger
OwnerSjef Janssen, Anky van Grunsven
TrainerAnky van Grunsven
Olympic medal record
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Individual dressage
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Individual dressage
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team dressage
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Team dressage

IPS Salinero (formerly Keltec Salinero and Gestion Salinero) is a horse ridden by the Dutch equestrian Anky van Grunsven in the sport of dressage.[citation needed]

Salinero was expected to be a jumper, and is a full brother to Olympic show jumper Seven Up, but when Sjef Janssen noticed the potential the horse had for dressage, he purchased him for American Tess Guilder. After the gelding did well at the lower levels, Sjef and his wife Anky purchased him for themselves.[citation needed]

Anky van Grunsven has since achieved success with the gelding, winning the individual gold medal at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games and numerous international Grands Prix. On Salinero, she won the title at Aachen in 2004, making her the first Dutch rider to win there.

As of late 2008, Salinero competed under the name "IPS Salinero," changed from the former Gestion Salinero and Keltec Salinero.

Salinero is very sensitive, and during the earliest stages of his Grand Prix career he could get tense. However, as he has matured, the gelding has become more relaxed and his scores have improved. After his rides, Salinero is rewarded with bananas.

At age 16 (2010), Salinero retired from the big shows. However, injury to van Grunsven's IPS Upido caused her to bring Salinero back in her bid for the 2012 Olympics. Salinero's return to the big shows was at CDIO Saumur (26–29 April 2012), where the combination placed second.[1]

On June 24, 2012, Salinero and Anky van Grunsven were officially added to the 2012 Dutch Olympic Dressage Team along with Adelide Cornelissen (Parzival) and Edward Gal (Undercover).[2] Van Grunsven and Salinero turned in a performance that helped to capture the team bronze medal for the Netherlands on August 2, 2012, despite the fact that Van Grunsven's husband and national team coach, Sjef Janssen, had gotten violently ill the previous night. Salinero's last ride came at the Olympic Individual Dressage Competition on August 9, 2012. The 18-year-old horse posted a score of 82.000%, which earned sixth place overall. An emotional van Grunsven refused to leave Salinero's side long after the event completed. Salinero has retired to pasture at van Grunsven's residence in the Netherlands.


  • 2012 Olympic Games London (GBR) : GPSpecial 82.000%
  • 2012 Olympic Games London (GBR) : GPKür 73.343% (Team Bronze)
  • 2008 Olympic Games Beijing (CHN) : GPKür 82.500% (Individual Gold)
  • 2006 WEG Aachen : GPKür 86.10% (1st place), GP 77.80% (2nd place)
  • 2006 CHIO Rotterdam: GP 81.33% (World Record)
  • 2006 CDI-W Final Amsterdam (NED): 78.250% (1st place)
  • 2006 CDI 3*-W 's-Hertogenbosch (NED) GPKür 87.925% (world record), GP 77.375% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI-W Mechelen: (BEL) GPKür 83.600%, GP 76.126% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI-W London-Olympia (GBR): GPKür 82.850%, GP 76.083% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI 3*-W Maastricht (NED): GPKür 82.375%, GP 78.000% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDIO 3* Aachen (GER): GPKür / CDIO 81.525%, GPSpecial / CDIO 70.960%, GP / CDIO 74.500%
  • 2005 CH-EU-D Hagen (GER): GPKür 83.000%, GPSpecial 76.160%, GP 77.417% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI 3* Gelderland (NED): GPSpecial 78.640%, GP 78.212% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI-W Final Las Vegas (USA): GPKür 86.725%, GP 78.000%
  • 2005 CDI-W Düsseldorf (GER): GP 77.416%, GPKür 84.425% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI 3*-W 's-Hertogenbosch (NED): GP 75.750%, GPKür 83.600% (1st place)
  • 2004 Olympic Games Athens (GRE): GPKür 85.825%, GPSpecial 77.800%, GP 74.208% (Individual Gold)
  • 2004 CDIO Aachen (GER): GPKür 83.650%, GPSpecial 77.160%, GP 75.416% (1st place)
  • 2004 CDI-W Final Düsseldorf (GER): GP 75.791%, GPKür 83.450% (1st place)
  • 2004 CDI-W 's-Hertogenbosh (NED): GP 75.208%, GPKür 81.400% (1st place)
  • 2004 CDI-W Amsterdam (NED): GP 74.750%, GPKür 80.450% (1st place)
  • 2003 CDI-W Mechelen (BEL): GP 72.125%, GPKür 80.825% (1st place)
  • 2003 CDI-W Maastricht (NED): GP 70.083%, GPKür 79.975%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  2. ^

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