Christine Traurig, who was born and raised in Hanover, Germany, is the mother of a son and a daughter.
Traurig made her return to dressage competition in 1997 after a four-year absence from the sport.
She turned in a solid performance at the 1997 Bayer /USET Festival of Champions, finishing eighth overall in the USET Grand Prix Championship presented by Rio Suite Hotel & Casino. She also rode Assini Bon to a fifth place finish in the Grand Prix Special.
Christine Traurig was the final rider in the 2002 Sydney Olympic team dressage competition, rode Etienne, a 12-year-old, Westphalian gelding owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haas, to his best score ever and gave the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) its third consecutive Olympic team Bronze Medal.