• Martin Fuchs
  • Competing for: Switzerland
  • Age: 28

Martin Fuchs started riding at the age of five as both his parents were involved in the sport at international level. His father Thomas represented Switzerland at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and his uncle is Olympic silver medallist Markus Fuchs. He was a successful junior and young rider, winning individual gold at the 2012 Young Rider European Championships with Principal 12.

The Swiss youngster also competed at the 2010 Youth Olympics Games in Singapore on Midnight Mist. The pair won gold in the mixed team event and was placed ninth individually.

Martin won team bronze at the 2015 European Championships aboard Clooney 51. He attended his first Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with the same horse, finishing sixth with the team and ninth as an individual.

With Clooney 51, Martin finished fourth in the 2017 World Cup Final in Omaha. Martin won Gold at the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Mexico City with Chaplin, and competes with team Chantilly Pegasus for the Global Champions League. 

Fast facts

2019 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final Silver Medallist 

2019 GCL team rider for London Knights

2019 LGCT Madrid Grand Prix winner with Chaplin

2019 LGCT Super Grand Prix Qualifier (Madrid)

2019 LGCT Cascais, Estoril winner with Chaplin

2019 LGCT New York Grand Prix Bronze medallist with The Sinner

2019 LGCT Super Grand Prix Bronze medallist with Clooney 51