| Olympic medal record
|Silver||1996 Atlanta||Dressage Team|
|Bronze||1996 Atlanta||Dressage Individual|
He visited the Humboldtschule (a Gymnasium) in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe.
With his wife Gonnelien he won the silver medal in the Team Dressage Event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia for Holland, alongside Anky van Grunsven and Tineke Bartels. In the Individuel Competition Rothenberger won the bronze medal. Eight years later in Athens, Greece at the 2004 Summer Olympics, after having missed the Sydney Games (2000), he finished in fourth place in the Team Event, and in seventeenth position in the Individual Competition.