Ben Maher is one of the world’s top ranked show jumpers who has ranked as high as #1 in the world in the official Longines FEI rankings. He represented Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 European Championships, Windsor, and 2012 London Olympics. He won the team jumping gold medal at the London Olympics with Team GB (their first team jumping gold medal for 60 years), won bronze at the 2011 Europeans Championships in Madrid, Spain and countless other titles at international tournaments throughout the world.
Ben began riding at the age of eight and after finishing school, he trained with Liz Edgar before travelling to Switzerland to further his education with Beat Mandli. He started making his mark on the international circuit in his early twenties and began building up a string of worldclass horses. By the age of 26, he had overtaken regular British team members to become ranked number one in the country and number five in the World, with consistent wins around the globe in some of the sport’s most prestigious competitions. He is also one of just two riders to have won both the Hickstead Derby and Speed Derby in the same year. With one of the strongest strings of horses he has ever had, Ben continues to produce the results that have made him a valuable part of Team GB both as an individual and a team participant.
Since August 2013, Ben has played an instrumental role in the growth and development of Kara’s equine career. As her trainer, he has focused on honing her skills and emphasizing the importance of horse health and the partnership with her horses. In a short period, his influence on Kara has resulted in her winning her first Grand Prix tournament at Vienna Masters Global Champions Tour and achieving numerous other personal best rides at tournaments in North America and Europe.
Trained with from August 2013 – March 2014.