Profiles

  • Steve Guerdat
  • Competing for: Switzerland
  • From: Bassecourt
  • Age: 35

Steve's father is a show jumper and chef d'equipe of the French show jumping team so steve has been fascinated by horses since he started riding as a child, aged three. Steve began riding every day at seven and had his first trainer at nine years old. He quickly achieved competition success and made the Swiss Junior team. Steve later won a Junior European Team Bronze and Young Rider European Team Bronze medal before claiming a European Team Bronze in his first year as a senior competitor.

Steve has since had three top three FEI World Cup Final placings, won European Team Gold, and claimed and Olympic Gold and Olympic Bronze medal. Steve is reigning Olympic Champion. His heroes are fellow countryman Roger Federer and British rider John Whitaker. Steve believes that 'talent alone is not enough. Riding is all about patience and hard work'. His ambition is to defend his Olympic title in 2016.

Fast Facts

2003 European Team Bronze medallist with Tepic La Silla

Competed in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games

2008 Hong Kong Olympic Team Bronze medallist with Jalisca Solier

2009 European Team Gold medallist with Jalisca Solier

2009/2011 Swiss Rider of the Year 

Competed in the 2010 and 2014 World Championships

Competed in 2011 and 2013 European Championships

2012 London Olympic Champion with Nino des Buissonnets 

2nd 2012 FEI World Cup Final with Nino des Buissonnets

2nd 2013 FEI World Cup Final with Nino des Buissonnets

Winner FEI World Cup Final with NIno des Buissonnets