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SCHRADE Dirk
Sport Eventing, Jumping
NOC Germany   
GenderMale
Born29 Jun 1978 in Münsingen, FRG
Human Interest
Last Update
  22 Sep 2020
Further Personal Information
Residence Germany
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began riding at age eight, and moved on to eventing at age 12.
Why this sport? He had his first lessons with his father and then continued at a local riding school.
Club / Team TRSG Holstenhalle Neumunster [GER] / Dirk Schrade Eventing [GER]:
Name of coach Hans Melzer [national], GER
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning team gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (dirk-schrade.de, 22 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours He received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf] in recognition of his team gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (bundespraesident.de, 07 Nov 2012)
Other information STABLES
In June 2017 he announced that he and German equestrian jumper Christian Hess had bought an 84-stable equestrian facility together on the Radesford farm in Heidmuhlen, Germany. He moved to the property in November 2017. (dirk-schrade.de, 22 Nov 2017; horsetalk.co.nz, 15 Jun 2017)

CAREER CHOICE
After completing his military service at the Sports School of the German Armed Forces in Warendorf, he spent two years training as a banker. Six months later he realised that working in a bank was not what he wanted to do and he decided to take on a career as a professional event rider. He went back to Warendorf and did a trainee and master certificate in horse riding, before going on to work and train with Rudiger Schwarz. After 10 years at Warendorf he moved to Sprockhovel, where Matthias Otto Erley offered him the chance to rent facilities and start his own business. (dirk-schrade.de, 04 Jul 2017)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) KING ARTUS 26 1
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 6th WEG-C Lexington KY (USA) GADGET DE LA CERE EL 5
2006 5th WEG-C Aachen (GER) SINDY 43 WD  
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE) HOP AND SKIP 6 1
2011 CH-EU-C3* Luhmühlen (GER) KING ARTUS 4  
2009 CH-EU-C3* Fontainebleau (FRA) GADGET DE LA CERE EL  
2008 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) PLAN B 19  
2007 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) GRAND AMOUR 7 12  
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2009 CIC-W Final Strzegom (POL) KING ARTUS 11  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) EDINO RET  
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) KING ARTUS RET  
2012 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) HOP AND SKIP 11  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) HOP AND SKIP 6  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) HOP AND SKIP 11  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) KING ARTUS 1  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) GADGET DE LA CERE 3  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) BE MY GUEST EL  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) BE MY GUEST EL  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) ADM. V. SCHNEIDER 10  
2007 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) GADGET DE LA CERE 2  
2006 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) SINDY 43 5  
2006 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) FRH DUSTY CHES RET  
2006 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) SINDY 43 WD  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CCI1* Strzegom (POL)   CARLEVO 1  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CCI1* Strzegom (POL)   MR. TOMTOM 2  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CICO3*-NC Strzegom (POL)   HOP AND SKIP 2 1
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CCI1* Strzegom (POL)   BOLEYBAWN PRINCE 5  
12.06.2014 to 15.06.2014 CIC3* Luhmühlen (GER)   HOP AND SKIP WD  
23.05.2014 to 24.05.2014 CIC1* Maarsbergen (NED)   MR. TOMTOM 2  
23.05.2014 to 24.05.2014 CIC2* Maarsbergen (NED)   BOLEYBAWN PRINCE 12  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC1* Everswinkel (GER)   CALL ME HONEY 2 21  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC1* Everswinkel (GER)   CARLEVO 27  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC1* Marbach (GER)   MR. TOMTOM 7  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   HOP AND SKIP 9  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC1* Marbach (GER)   CARLEVO 12  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC1* Marbach (GER)   BOLEYBAWN PRINCE 15  
24.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC1* Radolfzell (GER)   BOLEYBAWN PRINCE 14  
24.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC1* Radolfzell (GER)   NAVARINO 60 WD  
24.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC2* Radolfzell (GER)   HOP AND SKIP WD  
18.04.2014 to 20.04.2014 CIC1* Kamp-Lintfort (GER)   MR. TOMTOM WD  
10.04.2014 to 13.04.2014 CIC1* Kreuth (GER)   CARLEVO 6  
10.04.2014 to 13.04.2014 CIC1* Kreuth (GER)   MR. TOMTOM 9  
10.04.2014 to 13.04.2014 CIC1* Kreuth (GER)   NAVARINO 60 11  
10.04.2014 to 13.04.2014 CIC2* Kreuth (GER)   HOP AND SKIP 24  
02.04.2014 to 02.04.2014 CIC2* Luhmühlen (GER)   HOP AND SKIP WD  
10.10.2013 to 13.10.2013 CCIO3* Boekelo (NED)   LORD LAURIES EL  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CCI2* Schenefeld (GER)   LORD LAURIES 1  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC3* Schenefeld (GER)   WAT NOU O RET  
13.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CIC2* Langenhagen (GER)   LORD LAURIES 15  
13.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CIC2* Langenhagen (GER)   EDINO 28  
13.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CIC1* Langenhagen (GER)   NAVARINO 60 31  
13.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CIC2* Langenhagen (GER)   WAT NOU O 32  
29.08.2013 to 01.09.2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE)   HOP AND SKIP 6 1
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CCI2* Hartpury (GBR)   MR MURT XX 16  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CCI2* Hartpury (GBR)   WAT NOU O 18  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CCI2* Hartpury (GBR)   CG MASTER LUX 34  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CIC3* Hartpury (GBR)   EDINO RET  
26.07.2013 to 28.07.2013 CIC1* Sahrendorf (GER)   CARLEVO RET  
19.07.2013 to 21.07.2013 CIC2* Hünxe (GER)   LORD LAURIES 14  
19.07.2013 to 21.07.2013 CIC1* Hünxe (GER)   MR. TOMTOM 17  
19.07.2013 to 21.07.2013 CIC2* Hünxe (GER)   WAT NOU O 28  
05.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Fürstenau (GER)   EDINO 2  
25.06.2013 to 30.06.2013 CICO3* Aachen (GER)   HOP AND SKIP 6 1
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CIC3* Luhmühlen (GER)   HOP AND SKIP 2  
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER)   EDINO RET  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CIC2* Renswoude (NED)   CISKO A 1  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI1* Renswoude (NED)   CARLEVO 2  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI1* Renswoude (NED)   MR. TOMTOM 48  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CIC2* Strzegom (POL)   CISKO A 2  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CIC1* Strzegom (POL)   CLASSIC AFFAIR 8  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CIC2* Strzegom (POL)   WAT NOU O 24  
17.05.2013 to 20.05.2013 CIC3* Wiesbaden (GER)   KING ARTUS 2  
17.05.2013 to 20.05.2013 CIC3* Wiesbaden (GER)   HOP AND SKIP 4  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC1* Marbach (GER)   CISKO A 4  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC1* Marbach (GER)   WAT NOU O 5  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC1* Marbach (GER)   CLASSIC AFFAIR 34  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   EDINO 45  
03.05.2013 to 06.05.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR)   KING ARTUS RET  
25.04.2013 to 28.04.2013 CIC2* Kreuth (GER)   HOP AND SKIP 1  
25.04.2013 to 28.04.2013 CIC1* Kreuth (GER)   CISKO A 2  
25.04.2013 to 28.04.2013 CIC2* Kreuth (GER)   EDINO 4  
25.04.2013 to 28.04.2013 CIC2* Kreuth (GER)   WAT NOU O 28  
25.04.2013 to 28.04.2013 CIC1* Kreuth (GER)   CLASSIC AFFAIR 58  
12.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   KING ARTUS 2  
12.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC2* Belton (GBR)   EDINO 8  
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CIC1* Fontainebleau (FRA)   CISKO A 2  
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CICO3* Fontainebleau (FRA)   KING ARTUS 9 1
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CICO3* Fontainebleau (FRA)   HOP AND SKIP 13  
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CIC1* Fontainebleau (FRA)   WAT NOU O 19  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   KING ARTUS   1
03.07.2012 to 08.07.2012 CICO3*-NC Aachen (GER)   KING ARTUS   1
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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