A gold medallist at each of the six Olympic Games she has graced, Germany’s Isabell Werth is one of the most successful riders in the history of dressage and equestrian. In winning team gold and individual silver at Tokyo 2020, she took her collection of Olympic medals to a record 12.
Hailing from Sevelen in Germany, Isabell Werth enjoyed a brilliant academic career and took up a position with a law firm in 2001. From her early years, however, her real passion was horse riding, and dressage in particular. At the age of 17, she was taken under the wing of the well-known owner and trainer Dr Uwe Schulten-Baumer, which proved the the start of the most successful collaboration in the history of dressage. The relationship came into its own when Werth was paired up with a chestnut gelding by the name of Gigolo.
Taking dressage to new levels with a dazzling combination of precision, artistry, talent and stamina, Werth and Gigolo collected four Olympic golds between 1992 and 2000. Victorious in the team event at Barcelona 1992, the duo won the individual and team competitions at Atlanta 1996 and the team gold at Sydney 2000, with individual silvers in Barcelona and Atlanta. In the meantime, the duo also won four world titles (in the individual and team events in 1994 and 1998), and five European crowns, achievements that made them the most successful pairing in the entire history of the sport.
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