Aside from a world individual title, Ludger Beerbaum has won on all grounds of the world. The highlights of his career has surely been his four Olympic titles, one of which being individual, in Barcelona (1992), while riding Classic Touch. The Freak (1988) Ratina Z (1996) and Goldfever (2000) are the three other partners that offered him Olympic gold by team. In 2008, in the show jumping temple of Aachen, more than 50 000 spectators assisted a moving tribute to his last big partner, Goldfever who, with 18 years of age, said his goodbyes to a rich career with many successes.
With Couleur Rubin, Coupe de Cœur, Chaman or even Gotha, he became an icon of this discipline in his country and sacred various times “rider of the year” by the FEI, he has not stopped feeding his title list. As proof, the Euro in 2013: the German rider won a new team silver medal with Chiara 222. His mare with which he ends up second at the World Cup final in Lyon, 2014, wins the Grand Prix of Mannheim in 2015 and participates to the European team vice-champion title in Aachen the same year. 2016 is his last year to compete for the German team. After his team bronze medal at the Olympic Games of Rio and his victory in the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, the Kaiser has decided that it was time to let his red jacket home, and only stand for his own stables for the years to come.