Alwin Schockemöhle

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlwin•Schockemöhle
Used nameAlwin•Schockemöhle
Born29 May 1937 in Osterbrock, Geeste, Niedersachsen (GER)
Measurements170 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsReiterverein Mühlen, Mühlen, Niedersachsen (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany
Nationality West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4


Mühlen-based Alwin was the brother of Paul Schockemöhle. Alwin started in 1960 for the mixed German Olympic team and won a gold medal with the West German show jumping team. In 1968 and 1976 he participated for West Germany and won a bronze and a silver team medal. Both brothers developed over the years to become important horse breeders, transporters, and contractors.

Alwin’s gold medal in the individual show jumping event at Montréal in 1976 with Warwick Rex, the world’s best jumper at the time, in the most adverse conditions of storm and rain, became a legendary and world-famous riding event. At the European Championships he collected one gold, two silvers and three bronzes. After declaring his retirement as a team boss of the German show jumpers in 1980, Schockemöhle devoted himself very successfully to the sport of harness racing. In 2016 he was inducted into the German Sports Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) GER FRG Alwin Schockemöhle
Individual, Open (Olympic) Ferdle =26
Team, Open (Olympic) Ferdle / Unified Team of Germany 1 Gold
1968 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) FRG Alwin Schockemöhle
Individual, Open (Olympic) Donald Rex =7
Team, Open (Olympic) Donald Rex / West Germany 3 Bronze
1976 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) FRG Alwin Schockemöhle
Individual, Open (Olympic) Warwick Rex 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Warwick Rex / West Germany 2 Silver

Olympic family relations