The Trakehner in Dressage

Thyra by Trebonius xx out of Panela by Carneval. This mare was named the most dominant German dressage horse in the early post-war era. She was ridden by Rosemarie Springer and famous Willi Schultheis and won more than 63 shows at FEI level, with a total of 163 placings. She won the German Dressage Derby in 1957 and 1959.

Perkunos by Lustig, who was a son of the legendary Tempelhüter. Perkunos was one of the few 2 year old colts that survived the trek. In 1948, he was sold to Hannelore Weygand. In 1956, she rode him at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, where she placed 9th individually and won the team silver medal. The team further consisted of Lieselott Linsenhoff with Adular (by Oxyd, Trakehner) and Anneliese Schaurte-Küppers with Afrika (also by Oxyd). An impressive demonstration of the role Trakehner horses had in the National teams of Germany right after the war.

Kleopatra by Halali out of Kore by Boris. Ridden by Georg Theodorescu, this black mare was a famous dressage horse in Germany in the 70s and 80s.

Absinth by Carol out of Estrella by Amur, born in 1926. This black gelding won the individual silver medal and team gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin under Major Friedrich Gerhard.

Kronos by Carol out of Eule by Larifari, born in 1928. This black gelding was only 8 years old when he won the individual and team gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics under his rider Leutnant Heinz Pollay.

Fanal an original Trakehner by Hausfreund, born in 1936. Ridden by one of the world's most outstanding dressage riders, Otto Lörke, this black gelding ruled the German dressage scene during and after the war. He was still winning at advanced level at the age of 20 in 1956, and also was the school master for the Olympic dressage riders Liselott Linsenhoff and Freiin von Nagel.

Gimpel by Wandersmann xx out of Zigeunerin by Adler. He placed 6th at the 1928 Olympic games in Amsterdam and at age 17, won team gold at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 under riding master von Oppeln-Bronikowski. He was an excellent example of a trainable horse willing to perform also at higher age.