Isabell WERTH

Germany GER

Equestrian

  • Olympic Medals
    6 G
    4 S
  • Games participations
    5
  • First Olympic Games
    Barcelona 1992
  • Year of Birth
    1969
Olympic Results

Biography

Isabell WERTH

A gold medallist at each of the five 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 Rio 2016, she took her collection of Olympic medals to a record ten.

Legal eagle

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.

The perfect match

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.

Staying on top

Werth decided to turn professional and devote herself entirely to her sport. Ending her long association with Dr Schulten-Baumer, she opened her own stables in Rheinberg, near her home village, and was soon enjoying more international success with a new generation of horses. A double world champion in 2006, Werth returned to the Olympic arena at Beijing 2008 to win another team gold and an individual silver, this time on Satchmo. By that stage of her glittering career, she had won eight Olympic medals (five of them gold), six world titles and seven European crowns.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

S
Dressage, Individual
Dressage, Individual Equestrianism
G
Dressage, Team
Dressage, Team Equestrianism
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Beijing 2008

S
Dressage, Individual
Dressage, Individual Equestrianism
G
Dressage, Team
Dressage, Team Equestrianism
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sydney 2000

S
Dressage, Individual
Dressage, Individual Equestrianism
G
Dressage, Team
Dressage, Team Equestrianism
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Atlanta 1996

G
Dressage, Individual
Dressage, Individual Equestrianism
G
Dressage, Team
Dressage, Team Equestrianism
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Barcelona 1992

S
Dressage, Individual
Dressage, Individual Equestrianism
G
Dressage, Team
Dressage, Team Equestrianism