• Ben Maher
  • Competing for: United Kingdom
  • From: Enfield
  • Age: 33

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 a very successful Young Rider, helping the British Young Riders to a Team European Gold in 2004. Ben has since become a regular member of the senior British internationl team, competing in the 2009, 2011 and 2013 European Championships, and the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. 

Ben won Team Gold at the 2012 London Olympics after which he was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty The Queen. Ben has also won Team Bronze at the 2011 European Championships and Team Gold and Individual Silver at the 2013 European Championships.

Ben cites his hero’s as British rider Robert Smith and German rider Ludger Beerbaum. His ambition is to win another Olympic Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Fast facts

Competed in the 2008 Olympic Games finishing 5th in the Team event

Competed in the 2009 European Championships

2011 European Championship Team bronze medallist with Tripple X

2012 London Olympic Team Gold medallist with Tripple X

2013 European Individual Silver and Team Gold medallist with Cella

2013 LGCT London Grand Prix winner with Cella

2014 LGCT Hamburg Grand Prix Silver medallist with Cella