One of the most successful event riders of recent times, German competitor Michael Jung has won almost every major horse trials title going.
In 2012 Michael became the first eventer to hold Olympic, European and World titles at the same time. All three titles were won on the same horse La Biothesque Sam with whom Michael won Luhmühlen in 2009 with and Burghley in 2015 . Sam has also been 2nd at Badminton in 2013, 3rd at Rolex Kentucky in 2015 and 3rd at Luhmuhlen in 2015, plus he was the horse Michael rode to win the individual European title on in 2012.
Since then Michael has won team and individual gold at the 2013 Europeans, team gold and individual silver at the 2014 World Equestrian Games and team and individual gold at the 2015 Europeans.
In 2015 Michael became only the second person (after Ginny Leng) to win three consecutive European Individual titles on three different horses. His wins were on: La Biothesque Sam FBW (2011), Halunke FBW (2013) and FischerTakinou (2015).
When Jung fell early on in the cross-country course at Burghley 2015 on his first ride FischerRocana FST, he kept the fact that he had broken his ankle to himself and went on to win not only Burghley on Sam but also the European Championships a week later before he went to hospital to receive treatment for the injury.
Michael also competes internationally in both pure dressage and showjumping.