Profiles

  • Marcus Ehning
  • Competing for: Germany
  • From: Südlohne
  • Age: 42

Renowned for his incredibly quiet riding style, Germany's Marcus Ehning learned to ride aged seven and was very successful in Pony and Young Rider championships.

The former World Number One says: "At home we always had horses around and therefore it was easier to take up the sport. Show jumping is the most interesting part of equestrian sports, because you are able to ride quickly.”  

Marcus has partnered two of show jumping's most talented and successful horses, For Pleasure and Sandro Boy. Marcus won an Olympic and World Championship Team Gold medal with For Pleasure and Plot Blue, and two European Team Gold medals with For Pleasure. 

He is a German Nation's Cup team regular and has won the FEI World Cup Finals on three occasions with three different horses. Marcus' wife, Nadia, is a three-time World Champion vaulter.

Fast Facts

Two-time European Team Gold medallist in 1999 and 2003 with For Pleasure

2000 Sydney Olympic Team Gold medallist with For Pleasure

Competed in the 2002 WEG with For Pleasure

2003 European Individual Bronze medallist with For Pleasure

2003 FEI World Cup winner with Anka

2006 World Championship Team Bronze medallist with Noltes Kuchengirl

2006 FEI World Cup Final winner with Sandro Boy

2007 European Team Silver medallist with Noltes Küchengirl

2009 European Team Silver medallist with Plot Blue

2010 World Championship Team Gold medallist with Plot Blue

2010 FEI World Cup Final winner with Noltes Kuchengirl/Plot Blue

Competed in the 2012 London Olympics with Plot Blue

2013 LGCT Cannes Grand Prix winner with Plot Blue

2014 LGCT Vienna Grand Prix winner with Plot Blue

2014 LGCT Madrid Grand Prix Silver medallist with Plot Blue

2014 LGCT Paris Grand Prix Bronze medallist with Cornado NRW

Competed in the 2014 World Championships finishing 4th in the Team event

2015 LGCT Rome Grand Prix Bronze medallist with Comme il faut