Profiles

  • Christina Liebherr
  • Competing for: Switzerland
  • From: Stuttgart
  • Age: 38

Christina was born in Stuttgart, Germany, but moved to Bulle, Switzerland in 1981 at age two. She began riding ponies at age eight in Hauteville, Switzerland and got her first pony at age nine and her first 'real' horse at age eleven. Christina competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, picking up a Team Bronze medal in 2008. Unfortunately in 2011, her top horse No Mercy was then injured and Christina was wihtout a Grand Prix ride.

After a year and a half away from competition she said she was more concerned that her riding had stagnated than by her drop in the rankings, so she spent three months training in Germany with Ludger Beerbaum in the hope of giving her career new impetus and has worked her way back to world-class level with new horses.

Fast Facts

1996 European Junior Team Bronze medallist with Raising Sun

1998 European Young Rider Team Gold with Co Pilot

1997 European Junior Individual and Team Bronze medallist with Arioso du Theillet

5th 2004 Athens Olympics team event with LB No Mercy

She was one of three athletes to be named Credit Suisse Newcomer of the Year in 2005

Christina jojned the Tour in 2006

5th 2006 World Championships team event with LB No Mercy

4th 2007 European Championships team event with LB No Mercy

2008 Beijing Olympics Team Bronze medallist with LB No Mercy

4th 2009 FEI World Cup Final with LB No Mercy