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British showjumper Ben MaherBritish gold medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Ben Maher MBE has been ranked world number one in the sport of showjumping.

In addition to the London Olympics, Ben has also represented Britain at the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong, the 2009 European Championships in Windsor and the 2015 European Championships in Aachen.

He’s been selected for the Rio Olympics with Tic Tac, a fairly new ride who hestarted a partnership with at the start of 2016.

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 Mandli.

Ben was selected to compete at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2014 with the brilliant grey mare, Cella but a late training injury ruled them out.

His home-bred London 2012 Olympic horse, Tripple X, was sold as part of the resolution of a long-term legal dispute between Ben and his former backers Michael and Emma Phillips of Quainton Stud LLP.

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