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Christian AHLMANN

Christian AHLMANN is a German athlete and competes in Jumping.

Name Christian AHLMANN
FEI ID 10000387
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17/12/1974
Competing for Germany - GER
Registration Jumping 2021
Last update 25/05/2021
FEI Database



Jumping 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He preferred football as a child and did not begin riding until he was age 11. A year later, he won his first showjumping competition.
Why this sport? "I had a lot of friends who were riding. I started to go to a riding club and enjoyed it."
Club / Team RFV Alt-Marl: Germany
Name of coach Otto Becker [national], GER
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Judy-Ann Melchior, son Leon, daughter Ella
Residence Marl, GER
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, German
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the 2018 World Cup event in Leipzig, Germany. (fei.org, 22 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career His father Georg Ahlmann, and German jumping rider Ludger Beerbaum. (globalchampionstour.com, 08 May 2016)
Hero / Idol German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher. (globalchampionstour.com, 08 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Most of what I have in sports is well behind me. But I still want to sit in the saddle at the age of 70 - simply because riding is fun for me." (24vest.de, 28 Aug 2019)
Famous relatives His wife Judy-Ann Melchior was part of the Belgian jumping team at the World Equestrian Games [WEG] in 2006 and 2010. His brothers Dirk and Philipp Ahlmann have competed in the sport at an elite level, while his father Georg Ahlmann competed in the sport at national level. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2016; pferdewoche.ch, 15 Apr 2014; demorgen.be, 31 May 2013)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and the 2021 European Championships in Riesenbeck, Germany. (worldofshowjumping.com, 27 Oct 2020; 24vest.de, 28 Aug 2019)
Other information STABLES He runs Stall Ahlmann in Marl, Germany, where he trains horses for showjumping. He is also involved with Zangersheide Stud in Belgium, which is owned and run by his wife Judy-Ann Melchior. (Facebook page, 22 May 2021; stallions.zangersheide.com, 10 Apr 2021) CONTRACT ISSUES He did not compete for the German Equestrian Federation for more than two years following the 2016 Olympic Games due to contract issues. In July 2019 both parties revealed they had found common ground and that Ahlmann would be available for selection again. "My motivation [is] to try to win something big with the German team, to do another good championships - this is still there." (worldofshowjumping.com, 02 Jul 2019)