Ben Maher

Rider Profile

Ben Maher

Ben started riding at the age of eight, competing on the local showjumping circuit and joining The Pony Club. He went on to represent Great Britain on Pony, Junior and Young Rider teams, which saw him take team gold at the Young Rider European Championships in 2004. He was the first British showjumper to be ranked world number one in 2013 and was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List in 2013.

Ben made his Olympic debut riding Roulette at Beijing 2008, then was part of the gold medal-winning team with Tripple X III at London 2012. He rode at Rio 2016 with Tic Tac, before winning the coveted individual gold at Tokyo 2020 with Explosion W.

Ben has won one team gold medal, two team bronzes and two individual silvers at European Championship level from six appearances. At his FEI Jumping World Championship appearance in 2022, he and Faltic HB helped Britain to a historic team bronze medal.

Ben is a regular face on FEI Jumping Nations Cup teams, and helped Great Britain win on home soil at Hickstead in 2023 for the first time in thirteen years.

Sporting Achievements

Date Event Horse Medals
2022 World Championships Faltic HB Team bronze
2020 Olympic Games Explosion W Individual gold


European Championships Explosion W Team bronze, individual silver


Olympic Games Tic Tac  


European Championships  Diva II  

European Championships

Cella Team gold, individual silver

Olympic Games

Tripple X III Team gold

European Championships

Tripple X III Team bronze

European Championships

Robin Hood W  

Olympic Games 

2004 Young Rider European Championships Alfredo Team gold