Heinz Schütte, Olympic Dressage Judge, Dies at Age of 93

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May 12, 2020

Heinz Schütte, a German dressage judge at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, has died at the age of 93.

He was an Official or “O” judge for about 25 years whose assignments included the Olympic substitute games in 1980 as well as the Los Angeles Games in 1984 and Seoul in 1988. He also judge at five world championships, Europeans and the 1993 World Cup Final.

Heinz was one of the developers of the World Cup, the annual global championship based on the musical freestyle.

Heinz was a member of the dressage committee of the German Olympic Committee for Cavalry beginning in 1972 and was on the International Equestrian Federation dressage committee for two terms of four years.

He was a commercial lawyer in Braunschweig, Germany.