Ben Maher

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Ben Maher
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Personal information
Full name Ben Maher
Nationality United Kingdom
Discipline Show jumping
Born (1983-01-30) 30 January 1983 (age 31)
Enfield, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)

Benjamin Richard Maher MBE (born 30 January 1983 in Enfield[1]) is a British show jumper. He represented Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 European Championships, Windsor, and 2012 London Olympics. He won the team jumping gold at the London Olympics with Team GB, their first team jumping gold medal for 60 years.[2] He also won bronze at the 2011 Europeans Championships in Madrid, Spain.

He began riding at the age of eight. Educated at Saffron Walden County High School. After finishing school he trained with Liz Edgar before travelling to Switzerland to further his education with Beat Mandli.

2005[edit]

CSIO5* Hickstead, Great Britain: Maher won the Hickstead Derby

2008[edit]

Ben competed at the Olympic Games with Rolette.

2010[edit]

CSI5*-W s'-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands: On 26 March, Maher and Wonderboy III took the top spot in the feature class of the opening day. This was the 1.50m Rabobank Prijs.

CSI5*-W London Olympia, Great Britain: Ben and Noctambule Courcelle won the Puissance.[3]

2011[edit]

CSI5*-W Basel, Switzerland: Oscar took 4th prize in a speed-class.

CSI5*-W Zurich, Switzerland: Maher and Robin Hood W came 2nd in the Rolex FEI World Cup Qualifier.

CSI3* Lummen, Belgium: Tripple X III came 2nd.

Ben Maher and Tripple X, Global Champions Tour of Cannes (June 2012)

CES5* European Championships, Madrid, Spain: The British team of Nick Skelton (Carlo) (1.04/0/0); Guy Williams (Titus) (7.01)/(12)/0; Ben Maher (Tripple X III) (2.76/4/4); and John Whitaker (Peppermill) (5.66/4/8) took Team Bronze. Ben and Tripple X III also took 12th position individually.

CSI5*-W Olympia Horse Show, London, UK: Ben and his home-bred Tripple X III came 1st in the Rolex FEI World Cup.

2012[edit]

CSI5*-W Basel, Switzerland: Tripple X III won the feature 1m55 class on Friday night.

Won gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics for Great Britain in the Team showjumping.

Maher was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to equestrianism.[4][5]

2013[edit]

Won team gold and individual silver medals at the European Championships, riding Cella.

Won Olympia London International Horse Show Grand Prix riding Tripple X.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GRO reference: March 1983, Vol. 12, Page 0878
  2. ^ Maher hopes for Equestrian Boost
  3. ^ Info from BBC red button live transmission.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 25. 29 December 2012.
  5. ^ [1] Cabinet Office
  6. ^ Horse & Hound Article 23 December 2013

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