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Olympic medal record

Gold 2004 Athens Individual dressage
Gold 2008 Beijing Individual dressage
Silver 2008 Beijing Team dressage

IPS Salinero (formerly Keltec Salinero and Gestion Salinero) is a horse ridden by the Dutch equestrian Anky van Grunsven in the sport of dressage.

  • Color: dark brown
  • Markings: star, large snip, socks on all four legs
  • Breeding: by Salieri, dam by Lungau

Salinero was expected to be a jumper, but when Sjef Janssen noticed the potential the horse had for dressage, he purchased him for American Tess Guilder. After the gelding did well at the lower levels, Sjef and Anky purchased him for themselves.

Anky van Grunsven has since achieved incredible success with the gelding, winning not only the individual gold medal at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, but also countless international Grands Prix. On Salinero, she captured the title at Aachen in 2004, making her the first Dutch rider to win there.

As of late 2008, Salinero now competes under the name "IPS Salinero," changed from the former Gestion Salinero, and Keltec Salinero.

Salinero is very sensitive, and during the earliest stages of his Grand Prix career he could get tense. However, as he has matured, the gelding has become more relaxed and his scores have improved. After his rides, Salinero is rewarded with bananas.


  • 2008 Olympic Games Beijing (CHN) : GPKür 82.500% (Individual Gold)
  • 2006 WEG Aachen : GPKür 86.10% (1st place), GP 77.80% (2nd place)
  • 2006 CHIO Rotterdam: GP 81.33% (World Record)
  • 2006 CDI-W Final Amsterdam (NED): 78.250% (1st place)
  • 2006 CDI 3*-W 's-Hertogenbosch (NED) GPKür 87.925% (world record), GP 77.375% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI-W Mechelen: (BEL) GPKür 83.600%, GP 76.126% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI-W London-Olympia (GBR): GPKür 82.850%, GP 76.083% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI 3*-W Maastricht (NED): GPKür 82.375%, GP 78.000% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDIO 3* Aachen (GER): GPKür / CDIO 81.525%, GPSpecial / CDIO 70.960%, GP / CDIO 74.500%
  • 2005 CH-EU-D Hagen (GER): GPKür 83.000%, GPSpecial 76.160%, GP 77.417% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI 3* Gelderland (NED): GPSpecial 78.640%, GP 78.212% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI-W Final Las Vegas (USA): GPKür 86.725%, GP 78.000%
  • 2005 CDI-W Düsseldorf (GER): GP 77.416%, GPKür 84.425% (1st place)
  • 2005 CDI 3*-W 's-Hertogenbosch (NED): GP 75.750%, GPKür 83.600% (1st place)
  • 2004 Olympic Games Athens (GRE): GPKür 85.825%, GPSpecial 77.800%, GP 74.208% (Individual Gold)
  • 2004 CDIO Aachen (GER): GPKür 83.650%, GPSpecial 77.160%, GP 75.416% (1st place)
  • 2004 CDI-W Final Düsseldorf (GER): GP 75.791%, GPKür 83.450% (1st place)
  • 2004 CDI-W 's-Hertogenbosh (NED): GP 75.208%, GPKür 81.400% (1st place)
  • 2004 CDI-W Amsterdam (NED): GP 74.750%, GPKür 80.450% (1st place)
  • 2003 CDI-W Mechelen (BEL): GP 72.125%, GPKür 80.825% (1st place)
  • 2003 CDI-W Maastricht (NED): GP 70.083%, GPKür 79.975%

External links

Keltic Salinero in the WEG 2006


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