Jürgen E. Göhler (pronounced: yer-gun e. goel-ler) is a very successful international competitor. He is a two time reserve team member of the bronze medal winning German Three Day Event team for the Mexico City and Munich Olympics and has numerous World Championship, European and German National Championship competitions to his credit. He also won or placed in numerous FEI level dressage competitions and Grand Prix/Puissance show jumping competitions in Europe and in the United States. He is the only rider to date to have brought six advanced level event horses to the German Three Day Event team. While in the United States, he trained Amiego, a Trakehner stallion, for the Pan Am games where he won a bronze medal. He holds German Gold and Silver riding medals.
Jürgen started riding as a six year old and had the good fortune and opportunity to train continuously for decades with the best of Germany's’s classical instructors in dressage and jumping, such as Herbert Aust (dressage) and Horst and Gustav Lange (jumping). After training and competing in Europe, Jürgen was recruited to move to the United States to become a full time professional horse trainer and riding teacher. His style is distinctly classical and modeled after his own great coaches. A tall man with a good sense of humor, he is elegant, disciplined and precise in the saddle. A thinking and tactful rider, his approach to the horse is patient and thorough, always with an eye towards preserving the horse’s natural trust and generosity.
Jürgen currently resides near Akron, Ohio. He enjoyed teaching for 6 1/2 years at Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio in the College’s Equestrian Program. He is currently teaching at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana as well as current clinic locations in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio. He is able to travel and accompany his wide array of students to competitions at various levels and disciplines.