Matthias Baumann

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMatthias Andreas•Baumann
Used nameMatthias•Baumann
Born5 April 1963 in München (Munich), Bayern (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsRFV Taufkirchen-Vils, Taufkirchen (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2


German three-day event rider Matthias Baumann won two team medals with the West German team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics (gold) and the re-unified German team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics (bronze). Individually, he finished sixth in 1988 and 34th in 1992. In 1996, he was nominated as a substitute, but did not start. At the 1987 Europeans Baumann added a team silver, and in 1990 another bronze at the Worlds.

Nationally, Baumann won individual titles from 1990-92 as the first German to ever win a hat-trick of titles. By profession, he was a veterinary surgeon and ran his own training and rehabilitation center for sport riding horses at Reichertsheim. Baumann was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, Germany`s highest sports award.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) FRG Matthias Baumann
Individual, Open (Olympic) Shamrock II 6
Team, Open (Olympic) Shamrock II / West Germany 1 Gold
1992 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) GER Matthias Baumann
Individual, Open (Olympic) Alabaster 34
Team, Open (Olympic) Alabaster / Germany 3 Bronze