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International show jumper Ben Maher, born on 30 January 1983 in Enfield, has enjoyed considerable successes during his career and was a member of the Olympic gold medal-winning British team at London 2012.
Ben has been passionate about jumping since childhood, when he competed in junior BSJA with his 12.2hh pony Bowes Springbok, and has aspired to become a professional since he was eight.
Ben rode throughout his childhood, but only took show jumping seriously after he had finished his GCSEs. Ben’s early training was with Liz Edgar, but shortly after leaving school he went to Switzerland for two years to train with Beat Mandli, before returning to England to set up his own yard.
Ben was part of the Accenture Young Riders International squad from 2001-2004. In 2005 he claimed his first Nations Cup team place and has been a Nations Cup team regular ever since.
Ben was selected for the 2008 Olympic team with Rolette, which was his first senior championship. Since the sale of Rolette, Ben has had a number of top classes horses including Robin Hood W, who he took to the Rolex World Cup final in Las Vegas in early 2009.
His 2012 Olympic horse was the home-bred stallion Tripple X. This partnership were also part of the bronze medal-winning team at the 2011 European Championships in Madrid.
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Major championship achievements
- Team Gold European Young Rider Championships 2004
- Team Gold Pony European Championships 1998
- Team Gold Pony European Championships 1997
- Member of the Junior Team in 2001
- Member of the Young Rider Team in 2003
- Represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games 2008
- Olympic team gold at London 2012 Olympic Games
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