Michael Jung and Sam in the Olympus!

Germany’s Michael Jung and Sam took their second successive individual title as Olympic Eventing in Rio de Janeiro!


  • #german
  • #eventing
  • #olimpic games

Michael Jung and Sam FBW won individual medal gold at the Rio Olympics to retain the individual gold medal they won four years ago at the London 2012 Olympics! Furthermore the German Team won silver medal with Michael Jung and Sam FBW, Ingrid Klimke and Hale Bob OLD, Sandra Auffarth and Opgun Louvo, Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot. Gold medal for France and bronze for Australia.
​German eventing superstar Michael Jung and his mythic top horse Sam, 16-years-old, won the Badminton Horse Trials 2016 and claimed the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing for winning Kentucky (Fisherrocana), Burghley (Sam) and Badminton in succession. Michael Jung and Sam were individual World Champions in Lexington 2010, individual and team European Champions Luhmuehlen 2011, individual and team Olympic Champions in London 2012! He is the number 1 in Fei World Eventing Ranking.

The victory of individual back-to-back gold medals with the same horse is something which only two horses have ever done before in eventing: Marcroix, in 1928 and 1932 with the Netherlands’ Charles Pahud de Mortanges, and Charisma, with New Zealand’s Mark Todd in 1984 and 1988. The German champions, 34-year-old, enters definitively the Olympus of Eventing and with him his top horse Sam.
​Thank you so much from all Animo Team!