Dressage horseman Robert Dover represented the United States at six Olympic Games (1984–2004) and won four consecutive Team bronze medals: 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004. He was elected captain of each of the six Olympic teams.
Dover's six Olympic appearances marks the most-ever for an American dressage rider. The U.S. Olympic Committee named him 1994 male "Equestrian of the Year", and the following year he was awarded the Whitney Stone Cup by the U.S. Equestrian Federation.
The Chicago-born rider amassed more than 100 Grand Prix victories during his career. He recorded one of his most celebrated triumphs in 1987, when Dover defeated six-time Olympic gold medalist Dr. Reiner Klimke to win the Aachen (Germany) Grand Prix.
Dover has been named USEF Dressage Champion five times, and ridden seven times in the FEI World Cup Final.
In 2002, Chronicle of the Horse magazine listed Dover as one of the 50 most influential horsemen. He was inducted into the USDF Dressage Hall of Fame in 2008.