Klaus Balkenhol (born 6 December 1939 in Velen) is a German equestrian and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal in team dressage at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona with the team from Germany. Balkenhol is the author of several dressage books. He is an avid member of Xenophen, and like Philippe Karl petitions against the use of rollkur. Balkenhol's earlier riding career consisted of being a mounted policeman. He was also the coach of the U.S. Olympic team. He also received a gold medal with the German team in 1996. At present Balkenhol is the trainer of Olympic equestrian Laura Bechtolsheimer.
|1992 Barcelona||Team dressage|
|1996 Atlanta||Team dressage|
|1992 Barcelona||Individual dressage|
|1994 The Hague||Team dressage|
|1994 The Hague||Freestyle dressage|
|1991 Donaueschingen||Team dressage|
|1993 Lipica||Team dressage|
|1995 Mondorf||Team dressage|
|1991 Donaueschingen||Spécial dressage|
- "1992 Summer Olympics – Barcelona, Spain – Equestrian" Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 21 September 2008)
- "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Equestrian" Archived 2008-09-05 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 21 September 2008)
- Collins, David (2006) . "Klaus Balkenhol". Dressage Masters. Guilford, Connecticut: The Lyons Press. pp. 1–49. ISBN 978-159228-674-4. Lay summary.
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