Gigolo FRH

Infobox last modified on 25 September 2009.

The Hanoverian gelding Gigolo FRH, mostly short gigolo (* 1983, † 23 September 2009) was a successful horse of the modern tournament history. Under Isabell Werth he won the dressage individual competition once Olympic gold medals and two Olympic silver, was twice World Champion and four times each European and German masters. Like all the top horses of Hanoverian, Isabell Werth, he was supported by the Friends of Hanover ( FRH ).

The Horst Klussmann 1983 bred Hanoverian chestnut was purchased in 1989 by Uwe Schulten -Baumer, who introduced him to his pupil Isabell Werth available. As early as 1991, the two were able to launch an unprecedented winning streak. The first international victory was winning the European Championships in Donaueschingen, both in single as well as with the team, a success could be repeated on the following three European championships in 1993, 1995 and 1997. Besides the two in 1991 also won the German championship. The following year the German Championship was successfully defended, and after the first part in the Olympics, the silver medal in singles and the gold medal standing with the team to book. Even on the World Equestrian Games in 1994 and 1998 could double success - winning individual and team gold - to be repeated. The Olympic Games held in Atlanta in 1996 saw the two as well as the winner in the individual and team competition. After the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, where the two were able to repeat the success of 1992 with the silver medal in singles and gold with the team, Gigolo was adopted on 24 October, seventeen years on the Stuttgart German Masters from the sport. His " retirement " spent Gigolo from 2002 Isabell Werth after he had stopped making Uwe Schulten -Baumer. On 23 September 2009 he had after his health had deteriorated rapidly after an injury, to be euthanized at the age of 26 years.

With four Olympic gold and two silver medals, four world championships, eight European Championships and four German championships Gigolo is not only in dressage but in the entire equestrian horse the most successful of the modern tournament history.


  • Departure from the sport at the Stuttgart German Masters
  • Gigolo again at Isabell Werth