• José Alfredo Hernández Ortega
  • Competing for: Mexico
  • Age: 53

José is not a professional rider, instead show jumping is his passion and hobby. He learned to ride from aged 10 and stopped 18 to pursue his education and career in business, taking up the sport again at age 28.

Born a Mexican, he switched nationality when he settled in Aachen, Germany to be closer to the very highest levels of the sport he loves. He began his international riding career in 2006 competing for El Salvador in the World Equestrian Games in Aachen. He competed in the Pan-American Games the following year, represented El Salvador in the 2010 World Equestrian Games, Kentucky and in the 2011 Pan-American Games where he finished 44th individually. He took Mexican colors again in 2016.


José is Vice President of equestrian events company Oxer Sport and President of worldwide trade marketing group GRUPO PROM.


Fast Facts

Competed in the 2006 and 2010 World Championships of Aachen and Lexington

Competed in the 2007 and 2011 Pan-Am Games of Rio de Janeiro and Guadalajara

2019 GCL team rider for Hamburg Giants