Paul Schockemöhle

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaul•Schockemöhle
Used namePaul•Schockemöhle
Born22 March 1945 in Vechta, Niedersachsen (GER)
Measurements182 cm / 70 kg
NOC West Germany


Mühlen-based Paul was the brother of Alwin Schockemöhle. Paul won a show jumping team silver and a team bronze at the 1976 Montréal and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, respectively. Individually, he did not advance to the final jumping rounds. At the European Championships he was more successful, winning three consecutive individual gold medals in 1981, 1983 and 1985 on his famous horse Deister. In 1981 he also won team gold, and in 1985 team bronze. Domestically, he won West German titles in 1974, 1980, 1982-83, and 1986-87. In 1982, he added a team silver at the Worlds to his collection.

By profession, Paul Schockemöhle founded his own hauling company in 1966. He was also engaged in poultry farming, for which he was criticized by animal right organisations. In 1996 Schockemöhle was sentenced to pay 22.6 billion German Marks for avoidance of taxes. In 1990, Schockemöhle was found to be poling his jumping horses and he was again criticized by animal right groups. Poling was then subsequently banned by international equestrian associations, and was also sentenced to 11 months on probation. He then concentrated on horse breeding and coaching young riders.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) FRG Paul Schockemöhle
Individual, Open (Olympic) Talisman 36
Team, Open (Olympic) Agent / West Germany 2 Silver
1984 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) FRG Paul Schockemöhle
Individual, Open (Olympic) Deister =7
Team, Open (Olympic) Deister / West Germany 3 Bronze

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