Breeder Alwin Schockemöhle

The Early Years

The initialy purely agricultural Schockemöhle Farm was first deeded in 1359. With the transfer of the Farm to Joseph Alwin Schockemöhle in 1914, the attention of the farm was successfully shifted to horse and cattle breeding. The cattle of the farm won regional and national prizes in the 1920's in DLG-Shows throughout Germany.

Bildergalerie „Breeder Alwin Schockemöhle”

After the death of Joseph Alwin Schockemöhle in 1929, his wife Johanna singlehandedly took over the farm until 1933 when Aloys Schockemöhle took over control. Aloys had enjoyed success in jumping as well as flat races since the mid-1920's in South Oldenburg Tournaments. He died in 1963, meaning his eldest son Alwin had to take over the farm at an early age.

Alwin Schockemöhle

Alwin Schockemöhle, born in 1937, was Olympic Team Champion in 1960 in Rome, on the side of Fritz Thiedemann and Hans Günther Winkler. Although he was the best single jumper in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico, because of changes in the regulations it was only enough to earn the bronze medal in the team competition. In the 1976 Olympiad he finally won the gold medal in single jumping with „Warwick“ and two flawless rides.

At the European Championships the world-class rider Alwin Schockemöhle achieved three 2nd places, two 3rd places, one 4th, and one 6th place before he became European Champion in 1975 in Munich. All together he won the German Champion's title four times and in 50 starts at national races, he reached the winner's podium 27 times. 65 times he won the Grand Prize at major tournaments.

The Trotter Breeding - Success Tradition through the presents

Alwin Schockemöhle retired from active involvement in riding in 1976 due to chronic back problems and devoted himself to successful trotter breeding. There he became one of the most successful breeders in Europe. His stallion Diamond Way became the most successful sire in European trotter sports and Abano AS won the Prix d'Amerique in Paris in 2003.

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