Horse Breeds

1988 Seoul Olympics - South Korea

Winning an Olympic gold is the highlight of any equestrian, in 1988 the Summer olympics was held in Seoul in South Korea, below we look at the winners of the medals at these Olympics with pics and videos of the highlights from this historic event.

Show Jumping

The showjumping competition was full of legends, won by the famous Jappeloup ridden by French rider Pierre Durand, Jr, beating American rider Greg Best riding the great Gem Twist, the bronze medal was won by Karsten Huck and Nepomuk 8 representing West Germany. Below you can watch the gold medal winner and fan favourite Jappeloup.
Pierre Durand, Jr. and Jappeloup (FRA)Greg Best and Gem Twist (USA)Karsten Huck and Nepomuk 8 (FRG)
The team event was won by a strong team from West Germany, beating the USA who won the silver medal and the French team who took home the Bronze Medal

GOLD - West Germany (Ludger Beerbaum and The Freak, Wolfgang Brinkmann and Pedro, Dirk Hafemeister and Orchidee 76, Franke Sloothaak and Walzerkonig 19)

SILVER - United States (Greg Best and Gem Twist, Lisa Ann Jacquin and For the Moment, Anne Kursinski and Starman, Joseph Fargis and Mill Pearl)

BRONZE - France (Hubert Bourdy and Morgat, Frederic Cottier and Flambeau C, Michel Robert and La Fayette, Pierre Durand, Jr. and Jappeloup)


The individual dressage was dominated by the West German team with Nicole Uphoff & Rembrandt winning gold and with Margit Otto-Crepin from France riding Corlandus winning silver, the bronze medal was won by Christine Stückelberger on Gauguin de Lully CH representing Switzerland.
Nicole Uphoff on Rembrandt (FRG)Margit Otto-Crepin on Corlandus (FRA)Christine Stückelberger on Gauguin de Lully CH (SUI)
Nicole Uphoff on Rembrandt Seoul
In the dressage team Competition the West German team continued there dominance winning gold, with Switzerland winning silver and Canada taking the bronze medal.

GOLD - West Germany (Reiner Klimke and Ahlerich, Ann-Kathrin Linsenhoff and Courage, Monica Theodorescu and Ganimedes, Nicole Uphoff and Rembrandt)

SILVER - Switzerland (Otto Hofer and Andiamo, Christine Stückelberger and Gauguin de Lully CH, Daniel Ramseier and Random, Samuel Schatzmann and Rochus)

BRONZE - Canada (Cynthia Neale-Ishoy and Dynasty, Eva Pracht and Emirage, Gina Smith and Malte, Ashley Nicoll and Reipo


The individual eventing was won by New Zealand rider Mark Todd riding Charisma, the United Kingdom would win the silver and bronze medal, Ian Stark and Sir Wattie (silver) with Virginia Leng and Master Craftsman (bronze). Below you can watch Mark Todd and Charisma at the Seoul Olympics.
Mark Todd and Charisma (NZL)Ian Stark and Sir Wattie (GBR)Virginia Leng and Master Craftsman (GBR)

West Germany continued there dominance of the equestrian events at the Seoul Olympics also winning the team eventing, silver medal was won by the United Kingdom and the New Zealand team won the bronze medal.

GOLD - West Germany (Claus Erhorn and Justyn Thyme, Matthias Baumann and Shamrock 11, Thies Kaspareit and Sherry 42, Ralf Ehrenbrink and Uncle Todd)

SILVER - Great Britain (Captain Mark Phillips and Cartier, Karen Straker and Get Smart, Virginia Leng and Master Craftsman, Ian Stark and Sir Wattie)

BRONZE - New Zealand (Mark Todd and Charisma, Margaret Knighton and Enterprise, Andrew Bennie and Grayshott, Tinks Pottinger and Volunteer)
Justyn Thyme

1988 Seoul Olympics - South Korea

Wilhelm Schwarz

Wilhelm Schwarz - Switzerland - Horse Driving Wilhelm Schwarz

Pia Reich

Pia Reich - Germany - Showjumping Rider / Horses competed by Pia Reich include Pb Chaconie, Pb Cooma Z and Pb Coretta Z Pia Reich

Richard Silvia

Richard Silvia - USA - Dressage Rider Richard Silvia

Roger Chammas

Roger Chammas - Lebanon - Showjumping Rider Roger Chammas

Olivia Heywood

Olivia Heywood - UK - EventingOlivia Heywood

Rebecka Andersen

Rebecka Andersen - Sweden - Eventing Rebecka Andersen

Melanie Leonard

Melanie Leonard - France - Showjumping Rider
Melanie Leonard

Sara Sellmer

Sara Sellmer - Canada - Eventing Rider Sara Sellmer