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Ludger Beerbaum

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLudger•Beerbaum
Used nameLudger•Beerbaum
Born26 August 1963 in Detmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements190 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsRV Mannheim, Mannheim (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany

Biography

Educated in the stable of Olympic medalist Paul Schockemöhle, German equestrian Ludger Beerbaum has won all the major available show jumping titles. At the Olympic Games, he won three team jumping titles (1988, 1996, 2000), adding the 1992 individual title. The German team also placed first in Athina but was relegated to third when Beerbaum’s result was scratched after his horse was discovered to have been given a prohibited medicine. Beerbaum did not receive a medal in 1996, but the team did. Curiously, at these games he was the flagbearer of his country at the Opening Ceremony.

Beerbaum won two team world titles at the 1994 and 1998 World Equestrian Games, and three team (1997, 2003, 2011) and two individual (1997, 2001) golds at the European Championships. The 1993 World Cup Final also went to Beerbaum, who won the Aachen Grand Prix three times.

Markus Beerbaum, Ludger’s brother, is also a noted show jumper, as is Markus’s wife, US-born Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum. Ludger Beerbaum competed in seven Olympic Games, starting in 1988, missing only the 2012 London Olympics. In addition to his active sports career, Beerbaum ran a stallion station as well as a tournament and trading stable in Riesenbeck.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) FRG Ludger Beerbaum
Team, Open (Olympic) The Freak / West Germany 1 Gold
1992 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) GER Ludger Beerbaum
Individual, Open (Olympic) Classic Touch 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Classic Touch / Germany 11
1996 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) GER Ludger Beerbaum
Individual, Open (Olympic) Ratina Z 1 r1/2
Team, Open (Olympic) Ratina Z / Germany 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) GER Ludger Beerbaum
Individual, Open (Olympic) Goldfever 3 49 r1/2
Team, Open (Olympic) Goldfever 3 / Germany 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) GER Ludger Beerbaum
Individual, Open (Olympic) Goldfever 3 AC r2/2
Team, Open (Olympic) Goldfever 3 / Germany 3
2008 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) GER Ludger Beerbaum
Individual, Open (Olympic) All Inclusive 7
Team, Open (Olympic) All Inclusive / Germany AC r3/3
2016 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) GER Ludger Beerbaum
Individual, Open (Olympic) Casello 36
Team, Open (Olympic) Casello / Germany 3 Bronze

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2004 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony GER Ludger Beerbaum

Olympic family relations

Special Notes