Dorothee Schneider

Dorothee Schneider ( born February 17, 1969 in Mainz ) is a German dressage rider. Schneider lives in Framersheim and starts in the sport for the club Frankfurt show stable black and yellow eV


Dorothee Schneider was already in her childhood surrounded by horses. Her father Hans -Eberhard Schneider was even dressage rider, rode heavy dressage tests up to Intermediare level and taught dressage competitions up to Grand Prix level, he also was active as a horse breeder. Until the early 1980s the family was tenant of the domain Mechtildshausen in Wiesbaden, where they had a farm. Here Schneider learned to ride by her father, had his own words, however, win the riding lessons of his father and tried to teach himself a lot.

After her graduation she wanted to study veterinary medicine. However, in the year of its financial statements, the family had to leave the domain as a different use was intended as a youth project. Therefore, they moved to Framersheim, where they earned an equestrian center, and made themselves independent. Therefore refrained from Dorothee Schneider of their plan and remained as a helping hand in the operation of their parents. At the same time, she began an apprenticeship as a bank clerk.

Once this doctrine a doctrine followed for Pferdewirtin with a focus on breeding and farming on the family farm. It was followed by the master's examination for Pferdewirtschaftsmeisterin, she made a side door and the heater test and subsequently also the master's examination for Pferdewirtschaftsmeisterin in the area riding. Since stallions are kept on the family, they also had to train for insemination warden.

In 2000 she took over the family business with several employees.

Sports career

Your entry into the sport had Schneider with the Trakehner gelding protégé, who had been seriously injured and was nursed back to health by Dorothee Schneider's father again. With this she denied at the age of eight years, her first rider class, worked in the following years both up to dressage class M high. With the self-bred horse catapult it was Hessian Champion Junior and was included in the state team. With the stallion Van Deyk Schneider rode her first Grand Prix de Dressage. With him she previously took also part in the National Championships. In 1994 she was awarded the Golden Reitabzeichen.

With imperial cult, a licensed son of Van Deyk, Dorothee Schneider won the National Championships of the six -year old dressage horses in 2004. In 2006 both reached the second place in the Nuremberg Castle Cup final. It was followed by many successes in the heavy class.

Got the end of 2011 Schneider brokered by the then national coach Holger Schmezer the opportunity to ride the mare Diva Royal until next year. This belongs to the mother of Stella Charlott Roth, a student of Dorothee Schneider. Even in 2010, Roth was the only eight -year-old Diva Royal part of Germany's European Championship team of young riders. In December 2011, Schneider started for the first time at a World Cup test at the Festhalle horse show Frankfurt (Main). Here she reached the third place with Diva Royal.

This was followed over the years more good rankings on high-class tournaments. At the German Championships Schneider and Diva Royal reached the fifth place in the Grand Prix Spécial and fourth in the free skate. Result, she was admitted to the A-team dressage rider and got the opportunity to start in the CDI 4 * Tour at CHIO Aachen. Due to an illness of her club mates Matthias Alexander Rath was re-nominated Aachen in the German team in the CDIO 5 * Tour of the CHIO. Due to a very good performance ( for example, a third place in the Grand Prix Freestyle ) she was nominated as a team rider for the Summer Olympic Games. With Kristina Sprehe and Helen Langehanenberg she won the silver medal in the team competition dressage.

After the Olympics, Stella Charlott Roth took over again Diva Royal, Schneider rides alongside young dressage horses the mare Forward Looking successfully at Grand Prix level.

From the summer of 2013 took Dorothee Schneider Training and conditioning of several horses owned by the Edwin Kohl (founder of carbon pharmaceuticals) that have been previously then briefly ridden by Patrik Kittel and Ulla Salzgeber. The beginning of 2014 she could with one of these horses, with Silvano, recorded for the first time a major international success: When CDI 4 * tournament in Graz, she won both the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle.


  • Diva Royal (* 2002), dark bay Hanoverian mare, father Don Frederico, Mother Father: Warkant
  • Forward Looking (* 2001), brown - Westfalen mare, Sire: Fidermark I, mother father: Dinard L
  • Kaiser TSF (* 1998), brown Trakehner stallion, Father: Van Deyk, mother father Gaius
  • Silvano (* 1999), dark brown KWPN stallion Sire: Rubinstein, mother father: Cocktail


In November 2012, she was awarded along with 163 other athletes the Silver Laurel Leaf.