This film documents the succesful journey of Klaus Balkenhol and the riders of the United States Dressage Team during the Summer of 2006, culminating in the winning of the coveted Bronze Medal of the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.
The documentary covers daily training during the five weeks of preparation prior to the competition, views behind the scenes and exciting moments in the warm up arena just prior to the win.
Book Title: Klaus Balkenhol – Working for Success (DVD) Publisher: BLUMFILM Format: DVD ISBN: 9783940810243
Author: Roland Blum Film
Author Notes: 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. Klaus is the author of several dressage books. He is an avid member of Xenophen, and like Philippe Karl petitions against the use of rollkur. Klaus’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. Visit http://www.balkenhol.org for a full history.