Curriculum vitae of Ingrid Klimke
- Ingrid was born in Münster, Westfalia on April 1, 1968.
- Master's degree in equestrian management.
- In July 2001, I married my husband Andreas. We have two daughters, born in 2002 and 2010.
- Trained in dressage, stadium jumping and 3-day eventing.
- In 1998 she began managing her own stable of dressage, jumping and 3-day eventing horses.
- The focus of Ingrid's work is the effective training of horses from the beginning all the way through to championship levels.
- Dressage: Her father, Dr. Reiner Klimke, taught her how to train horses in the correct, classical way.
- Retired Major Paul Stecken is Ingrid's venerable adviser and coach.
- Stadium jumping: Fritz Ligges took over her stadium jumping education. Ian Miller hosted Ingrid as a working student in Canada.
- Anne Kursinski and Kurt Gravemeier, coach of the German National Stadium Jumping Team have been advisors in stadium jumping.
- 3-Day Eventing: Ingrid works both with national coach Christopher Bartle and Hans Melzer.
- Wilfried Gehrmann unterstützt die Ausbildung der Pferde an der Doppellonge und vom Boden.
- By the end of 1991, in addition to many honours and national championships, Ingrid had already won her first bronze medal (individual/team) at the European Championships that were held at Flyinge, Sweden. Her list of accomplishments includes the following:
- 1992, member of the elite team from which riders were chosen to represent Germany at the Olympics in Barcelona.
- 1998, winner of the World Championship for young 3-day event horses in Le Lion d'Angers, France.
- 1999, 2000 and 2001, German champion in 3-day eventing.
- 2000, member of the 4th place 3-day eventing team at the Olympic games in Sydney, Australia. Had the current rules been in effect, her personal result would have earned her the silver medal in individual competition.
- 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2007, champion of German professional riders.
- 2002, competed in the World Cup Final in dressage at s'Hertogenbosch and achieved an outstanding 7th place finish.
- 2004, competed in her second Olympics in Athens, Greece as a member of the 4th placed 3-day eventing team.
- 2005, won the individual bronze medal in eventing at the European championships in Blenheim, GB.
- 2006, 2nd at the CCI**** Badminton, GB; the best result ever for a German rider.
- 2006, won the World Championship for six year old dressage horses.
- 2006, member of the gold medal winning 3-day eventing team at Aachen.
- 2007, the highest placed rider on the German 3 day eventing team finishing 10th in the individual standings at the European championships in Rome, Italy.
- 2008 As a member of the Eventing Team won Gold at the Hong Kong Olympic Games and came second in the Final of the Nuernberger Cup. I was presented the Silver Laurel Leaf award for the second time, by the State President, Horst Koehler.
- 2009 I was second place in the Final of the Medien Cup
- 2011 Won team Gold at the European Championships
- 2012 In conjunction with the K+K Cup in Münster I was awarded the Title“ Riding Master“
- At the Olympic Games in London won Gold as a part of the Eventing Team. In November State President Joachim Gauck presented me with my third Silver Laurel Leaf award.
Other significant activities
- Assisting in the training of advanced pony, junior and young riders.
- Lecturing on equine physiotherapy at the German Institute of Equine Osteopathy.
- Speaking engagements for Landrover and Mercedes.
- Seminars on various topics to the personnel of the National Federation.
- Teaching master classes in theory and practice at the Westfalian Riding and Driving School in Münster.
- Clinics in dressage, stadium jumping and eventing in a number of countries, including Canada, the US, Belgium, South Africa and Norway.
- Member of the board of the German Riders and Drivers Federation and the Westfalian Museum of the Horse.
- Since 2012 I am the President of the German Riding & Driving Club Association
- Since 2013 I am a FEI Solidarity Ambassador to develop global sport.