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Andreas Dibowski

  • 67 - FRH Butts Avedon


German Olympic rider Andreas Dibowski (51) is a professional event rider based in Dohle, near Hamburg in North Germany where he runs his own training yard; Andreas is currently 12th in the World FEI rider rankings. Last year with Butts Avedon he was 15th at Badminton.

In 2013 the pair was a member of the German team that won gold at the 2013 European Championships in Malmo. In 2015 the combination completed both Pau (12th) and Luhmuhlen (11th) and in 2014 was second at Pau.

Andreas has formerly been successful at Badminton; in 2007 he was second with FRH Serve Well and in 2010 second with Butts Leon, subsequently acquired by Nina Ligon who became Thailand’s first Olympic event rider at the London Olympic Games (later bought back for Andreas when Nina sold her string due to university studies).

Aged 15 Andreas began training as a groom at the National Riding School in Hoya followed by two years in California in a show jumping yard. On returning to Germany he began teaching and became National Champion (1989) with Just Be Fair.

In 1991 he competed in the Bundeschampionat (the national championships for young horses) with three horses in three different disciplines and two years later enjoyed his first international success in eventing when placed second in the CCI2* at Falsterbo with FRH Amadeus. Within seven-years and success with several horses he was selected for the German Olympic team in Sydney 2000 with Andora (team 4th) then Athens 2004 and was a member of the team that won Olympic gold in Beijing (2008)

He is married to rider Susanna and the couple has three children, Alina 16, – now competing in international pony classes and CCI1*– Marvin 13, Kevin 7. As an aside to eventing Andreas enjoys breeding doves and exotic birds.

Butts Avedon owned by Manfred Giensch, Anne-Kathrin Butt and rider, is a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding. Bred by Friederich Butt, he is by the leading thoroughbred event sire Heraldik (also the sire of Happy Times and dam-sire of La Biosethique Sam as well as Andreas’s former ride Butts Leon. He is also the dam-sire of the stallion Mighty Magic that Andreas rode to win the World Young Horse Championships at Le Lions in 2010). He is out of Karina-Andora (by the thoroughbred Kronenkranich) who was formerly ridden by Andreas and she is a full sister to Kira-Annabell, the dam of Ingrid Klimke’s former team ride Butts Abraxxas.




FRH Butts Avedon

HANN, Germany, 2003
16.2hh , black , gelding

Sire Heraldik xx

Dam Butts Andora (Kronenkranich xx)

Breeder Mr Fritz Butt

Owner(s): Manfred Giensch, Hambury, Germany,
Anne-Katrin Butt, Otterndorf, Germany
& Rider

Notable Results

2016 – Boekelo CICO3* 2nd Butts Avedon

2016 – Arville CIC3* 1st Butts Avedon

2016 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 1st It’s Me

2015 – Pau CCI4* 12th Butts Avedon, 27th It’s Me

2015 – Waregem CICO3* 15th Butts Avedon

2015 – Aachen CICO3* 25th Butts Avedon

2015 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 11th Butts Avedon

2015 – Fontainebleau CICO3* 8th Butts Avedon

2014 – Pau CCI4* 2nd Butts Avedon

2014 – Waregem CICO3* 6th Butts Avedon

2014 – Malmo CICO3* 3rd Butts Avedon

2013 – Pau CCI4* 17th FRH Fantasia, 37th Butts Avedon

2013 – Burghley CCI4* Ret Butts Avedon

2013 – Malmo CH-EU-CCI3* 16th Butts Avedon (team gold)

2013 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 9th Butts Avedon

2013 – Aachen CIC03* Butts Leon 4th

2013 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 9th Butts Avedon

2012 – Pau CCI4* Ret Butts Avedon

2012 – Schenefeld CIC3* 5th Butts Avedon

2012 – Luhmuhlen CCI4*3rd FRH Butts Avedon

2012 – Strzegom CIC3*-W 3rd Butts Avedon

2011 – Boekelo CCI3* 1st Butts Avedon

2011 – Strzegom CIC2* 1st FRH Fantasia, 8th Butts Avedon

2011 – Luhmuhlen CH-EU-C* EL FRH Fantasia

2010 – Pau CCI4* 1st FRH Fantasia

2010 – WEG Lexington 46th Butts Leon

2010 – Le Lions D’Angers CCI2* 1st Mighty Magic, 2nd Butts Avedon

2009 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 2nd (Butts Leon)

2009 – Le Lions CCI2* 2nd (Mighty Magic),

2008 – Olympic Games 5th (Butts Leon) Team gold

2006 – Kreuth CCI3* 1st Butts Leon

2004 – Olympic Games 13th FRH Little Lemon (team fourth)

2000 – Olympic Games (team fourth)


2015 – 15th Butts Avedon

2013 – EL Butts Leon

2011 – 19th FRH Fantasia

2010 – 2nd Euroridings Butts Leon

2007 – 2nd (FRH Serve Well)

2006 –13th (FRH Little Lemon).

2002 – 4th (Ginger)