Nicole Uphoff, Back in the Big Time!


Germany's Nicole Uphoff was catapulted to international dressage stardom at the tender age of 21 by equine superstar: Rembrandt Borbet, winner of back-to-back individual Olympic gold medals in 1988 and 1992.

The young woman and the refined-looking, often-explosive bay Westphalian gelding by Romadour II captured dressage enthusiasts' collective imagination with their expressive, breathtaking performances.

After Rembrandt's retirement in 1996, Uphoff found herself without a top horse to ride and beset with personal troubles as well.

Fate appears to be smiling on the young champion, though, and today Uphoff, 32, is poised to make headlines once again.

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