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  • Ben Maher
  • Competing for: United Kingdom
  • From: Bishop’s Stortford
  • Age: 38

Ben began riding when he was eight and competed in pony classes from an early age. After leaving school, he began training with British rider Liz Edgar, before travelling to Switzerland where he spent two years riding for Swiss show jumper Beat Mändli.

Ben was a very successful Young Rider, helping the British Young Riders to a Team European Gold in 2004. Ben has since become a regular member of the senior British international team, competing in the 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2019 (individual silver and team bronze) European Championships, and the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. 

Ben won Team Gold at the 2012 London Olympics after which he was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty The Queen. Ben has also won Team Bronze at the 2011 European Championships and Team Gold and Individual Silver at the 2013 European Championships.

Ben cites his hero’s as British rider Robert Smith and German rider Ludger Beerbaum.

Fast facts
2011 European Championship Team bronze medallist with Tripple X
2012 London Olympic Team Gold medallist with Tripple X
2013 European Individual Silver and Team Gold medallist with Cella
2015 FEI Nations Cup Final 2nd team with Diva II
2019 European Championships Silver and Team Bronze with Explosion W
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