Christian Ahlmann

Christian Ahlmann (born December 17, 1974 in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German equestrian who competes in the sport of show jumping. He ranks first in the FEI Longines World Ranking List.[1]

Christian Ahlmann
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Personal information
DisciplineShow jumping
Born (1974-12-17) December 17, 1974 (age 45)
Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Internationalem PfingstTurnier Wiesbaden 2013
CSIYH Christian Ahlmann with Caribis Z at CSIYH* Wiesbaden 2015

Ahlmann won the FEI Show Jumping World Cup with Taloubet Z in 2011. In 2014, he was the CHIO Aachenwinner. He has won several medals with the German team at European Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games since 2003. Christian Ahlmann has been seen as an exceptional talent from an early age, being one of the youngest riders ever to receive the "goldenes Reitabzeichen", at age 14, and is today considered a calm, fine rider with a soft hand.


During the 2008 Summer Olympics, Ahlmann's horse tested positive for the banned substance capsaicin along with the horses of three other riders, and was subsequently suspended from the Games.[2] Because of the doping charge, the German Olympic Sports Confederation sent a bill to Ahlmann for his travel and accommodation costs at the Games.[3] As a result of the doping offence, he was struck off the German 'A-Kader' list of elite riders for two years [4] and returned to the German team in 2011.

International Championship ResultsEdit

Year Event Horse Placing Notes
1993 European Young Rider Championships Phanton   Team
6th Individual
1994 European Young Rider Championships Aldatus   Team
1995 European Young Rider Championships Satan du Tremblay   Team
15th Individual
2003 World Cup Final Coster 13th
2003 European Championships Coster   Team
2004 Olympic Games Coster   Team
45th Individual
2005 European Championships Coster 5th Individual
2006 World Equestrian Games Coster   Team
37th Individual
2007 World Cup Final Coster 6th
2007 European Championships Coster   Team
8th Individual
2008 Olympic Games Coster DSQ Team
DSQ Individual
2011 World Cup Final Taloubet Z  
2012 World Cup Final Taloubet Z 34th
2012 Olympic Games Codex One 10th Team
64th Individual
2013 World Cup Final Taloubet Z 32nd
2013 European Championships Codex One   Team
12th Individual
2013 World Young Horse Championships Cartello Z 25th 5 Year Olds
Number One 26 32nd 5 Year Olds
Caruso 472 16th 7 Year Olds
2014 World Cup Final Aragon Z 14th
2014 World Equestrian Games Codex One 4th Team
30th Individual
2014 World Young Horse Championships Air Jordan Alpha Z 13th 5 Year Olds
Hui Buh 7   6 Year Olds
Casuality Z   7 Year Olds
Caribis Z 8th 7 Year Olds
2015 European Championships Taloubet Z   Team
7th Individual
2016 World Cup Final Colorit / Taloubet Z 6th
2016 Olympic Games Taloubet Z   Team
9th Individual
2016 World Young Horse Championships Corico Z 28th 5 Year Olds
Cornwell 9 7th 6 Year Olds
Dominator 2000 Z 23rd 6 Year Olds
Comilfo Plus Z 23rd 7 Year Olds
2018 World Young Horse Championships Solid Gold Z   7 Year Olds
Zampano Z 6th 7 Year Olds
2019 World Cup Final Clintrexo Z 14th
2019 European Championships Clintrexo Z   Team
27th Individual
EL = Eliminated; RET = Retired; DSQ = Disqualified


  1. ^ "Rolex Ranking n°163". July 31, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  2. ^ Benammar, Emily (August 21, 2008). "Four horses expelled for doping ahead of showjumping final at Beijing Olympics". The Telegraph. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
  3. ^ Kirschbaum, Erik (August 23, 2008). "Germany's Ahlmann to be told to refund costs". Reuters. Retrieved September 29, 2008.
  4. ^ Parkes, Louise (September 24, 2008). "Ahlmann struck off list". Irish Independent. Retrieved October 3, 2008.

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