Ludolf von Veltheim

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Ludolf von Veltheim (born December 4, 1924 , † November 13, 2007 ) was a German farmer and sports official.


Ludolf von Veltheim came from the noble family von Veltheim . He lived on one of the family seats in Destedt . He was married to Marie-Luise von Alvensleben ; the marriage had three children.

From 1970 to 1996 he was President of the Hannover-Bremen Equestrian Association and in 1996 became its Honorary President. From 1972 he was a member of the German Equestrian Association , whose executive board was from 1985 to 1993, and chairman of the DOKR jumping committee in the German Equestrian Olympics Committee (DOKR) .

During his tenure in DOKR, the German show jumpers won four gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the Olympic Games, three gold and two silver medals at world championships and seven gold, four silver and five bronze medals at European championships. There were also 73 national prizes won.

He was also involved in numerous honorary posts in politics and business; He was, among other things, from 1961 to 1962 the ninth commander ( Komtur ) of the Order of St. John in Germany.

honors and awards

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Thomas Hartwig: Ludolf von Veltheim died. In: November 16, 2007, archived from the original on October 9, 2013 ; accessed on October 16, 2019 .
  2. ^ History. Order of St. John, archived from the original on June 24, 2008 ; accessed on October 16, 2019 . , Information in today's version of the website is no longer as detailed