Nadine Capellmann

Nadine Capellmann ( born July 9, 1965 in Wuerselen ) is a German dressage rider.


The four -time World Champion (double World Champion in 2002 ) was already sitting with 2 years in the saddle and has taken on different horses name in the international dressage scene.

Nadine Capellmann was temporarily with former Germany boss of Bain Capital (until 2009) and current manager of Argos, Ulrich Biffar married. During this time she bore the name Nadine Capellmann - Biffar. Nadine Capellmann himself grew up in an entrepreneurial household, her father Kurt Capellmann was succeeding his uncle Richard Talbot owner of the wagon factory Talbot. Besides this activity, Kurt Capellmann was also riding stables owner, dressage riders and long-time President of the Aachen Lauren Rennverein ( which the CHIO Aachen organized ). The equestrian enthusiasm has thereby be transferred to his daughters, both Nadine Capellmann as well as her four older sister Gina Capellmann - Meier Liitke are as professional dressage riders active.

The end of 2012 adopted Nadine Capellmann a one-year girl.


Nadine Capellmann won at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney on the colorful fox Colourful v. joy dancers ( 1990-2004 ) with the German team the gold medal. Two years later at the World Equestrian Games in 2002 she became world champion in both the individual as well as with the team. The world title with the team they had previously won in 1998 with Gracioso (* 1987), who was sent into retirement in 2003. The end of 2004 Colourful had to be euthanized after he broke his hip after a good performance of the operation in the Aufwachbox.

As a result of this event, Nadine Capellmann concentrated on building the horse Elvis VA (* 1996 ), a chestnut gelding by Espri, with whom she had just won the final of the Nuremberg Castle Cup. Capellmann had acquired Elvis VA by Martin Schaudt in 2002. Elvis VA went from 2002 to 2004 in sport Heiner Schiergen. In 2005 Capellmann and Elvis VA denied first appearances at Grand Prix level. Her then life companion Martin Schaudt took over the training that was done up to this point by Klaus Balkenhol. This year Elvis VA also received the Otto Lörke prize for the best young horse of the year 2005. Relationship with Martin Schaudt had until October 2005 inventory, but he remained beyond to the summer of 2006, her coach.

In the following years they erritt various successes with Elvis VA, was again at the World Equestrian Games 2006 in Aachen team world champion and 2008 Olympic gold medalist with the team again. From the summer of 2006 the German national dressage coach Holger Schmezer took over the training of Nadine Capellmann, this connection lasted until 2008. From May to July 2008, she was by Jürgen Koshel, and then re-trained by Holger Schmezer. In November 2008 she returned to coach their former success years - Klaus Balkenhol - back.

In view of their future riding career earned Nadine Capellmann by Martin Schaudt in May 2010, the mare Girasol, a 2001 born Württemberg Warmblood by Totilas - father Gribaldi, which was presented previously by Schaudts wife Jasmin in sports. Previously, according to press reports, several international dressage riders such as Andreas Helgstrand and Edward Gal had informed about the horse. This prospective, however, were of a "astronomical price," Martin Schaudt demanded quenched. In their first joint appearance, as part of the media Cups, Nadine Capellmann erritt Girasol with a second place in the young horse Grand Prix with a score of 74.85 %.


Olympic games

  • Gold medal ( team): 2000 Colourful, 2008 Elvis VA

World Championships

  • Gold medal ( team): 1998, 2002, 2006
  • Gold Medal (Individual ): 2002

European Championships

  • Gold medal ( team): 1997, 1999, 2001
  • Silver medal ( team): 2007
  • Bronze Medal (Single): 2001

German Championships

  • Gold Medal: 1999, 2001, 2002
  • Silver Medal: 1998, 2001, 2007
  • Bronze Medal: 1994, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2008