Franke Sloothaak

Franke Sloothaak (born February 2, 1958, in Heerenveen, the Netherlands) is a German show jumping champion, Olympic champion from 1988 and 1996.

Franke Sloothaak
CSI Katowice 2009, Poland
Franke Sloothaak
Medal record
Men’s equestrian
Olympic Games
Representing  West Germany
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Team jumping
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles Team jumping
Representing  Germany
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team jumping

Olympic RecordEdit

Sloothaak competed for West Germany at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he received a bronze medal in team jumping with Farmer, and at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where the team received a gold medal.

He participated for Germany at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he won a gold medal in Team Jumping, together with Lars Nieberg, Ulrich Kirchhoff and Ludger Beerbaum.[1]

Sloothaak still holds the world record for the indoor Puissance. In June 1991, Sloothaak jumped a record-breaking 2.40 m (7 ft 10 in) in Chaudfontaine, Belgium on the horse Optiebeurs Golo.


  1. ^ "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Equestrian" Archived 2008-09-05 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on September 5, 2008)