Hans Moser (rider)

Hans Moser ( born January 19, 1901 in Oberdiessbach, † November 18, 1974 in Thun) was a Swiss dressage riders.


Moser grew up in a family engaged in agriculture. He first planned to become a veterinary surgeon, was caused by the First World War, however, did not it do so. After he worked on the family farm, he later went through a military career in the cavalry. After completion of the cavalry riding school, he was trained at the Swiss Federal Institute for horse - directed heater. In 1933 he was recalled to the Spanish Riding School, where he worked as a heater.

Moser took in 1936 at the age of 35 years for the first time in the Olympic Games in Berlin, where he finished second in the dressage with Revue No. 22 among 29 participants. Here he also start in eventing, where he also came in 22nd place with Sergius.

Due to the disruption caused by the Second World War in 1948 offered him the opportunity again to go at the Olympic Games in London at the start. Here he took up with lobster, although it is superior had provided another horse for him.

" The trust between me and lobster, this residue-free Sichkennen was it that let me go with a very quiet but firm hope to London not to make determined there bad figure. "

With 492.5 points - and 12.5 points ahead of the silver medalist André Jousseaume - Moser succeeded there, the Olympic gold medal in the dressage individual. He was thus part of the most successful Swiss team at the Olympic Games after the Second World War, who won five gold medals.

In 1950, Moser's activity ended at the horse - Director Institute in Thun, since this was resolved. This year, close to the lives of Moser's Olympic horse lobster its end: With the dissolution of the horses Director institution he was slaughtered.