Dorothy Morkis, Olympic Medallist in Dressage,
Dottie Morkis and Monaco
Dottie pioneered American success in the equestrian discipline traditionally dominated by European competitors. Dottie won a team bronze medal in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, as a member of an all female Dressage team.
Dottie's individual performance in the 1976
Olympics produced the highest score achieved by an
American in an Olympic competition, (5th), a record which
stood for many years. At the 1975 Pan American Games in
Mexico City, she won the individual Bronze and Team Gold
In 1991, Dottie was reserve rider for the World Cup
with Wandi. From 1997 to 2000 Dottie competed Elvira
and Gershwin, both long listed for the team. In 1998,
Gershwin was 4th in the country at Prix St. George and
went on to do the Pan American trials. With the retirement
of Elvira, and Gershwin, enter
Mister Big who is now competing in Grand Prix.
Ernst Bachinger,who is a long time trainer of Olympian Dorothy Morkis also serves as the current Director of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.
to compete successfully in international and national competition.
An Interview with Dottie in
Dressage Daily Magazine