Show jumping legends Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Markus Beerbaum have joined the sponsored Ariat team. Meredith is the first woman to be ranked number one worldwide for the sport of show jumping. Meredith has been riding horses since the age of seven; her equestrian achievements include: three-time World Cup Final winner, World Champion, European Champion, German Champion, Winner of the Preis von Europa CHIO Aachen 2011 and three-time Rider of the Year. Additionally, Meredith represented Germany in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games where she was placed fourth in the individual round. Currently, she is training for next year’s World Equestrian Games in France and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Markus has been a competitive, international show jumper since 1990. Markus’ achievements include being a reserve for the German show jumping team for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Markus was champion at the 2007 World Cup Final in Las Vegas and placed in the top four in several World Cup competitions including: Amsterdam, Wellington (three times), London and Berlin. Other achievements include winning team gold at the World Championships and team gold at the European Championships as well as the bronze medal at the German Championships. Currently, Markus competes regularly and is a successful trainer and horse dealer.
“Having two show jumping icons like Meredith and Markus join the Ariat team is a real honour,” said Melanie Selman, Marketing Manager at Ariat Europe. “Meredith and Markus are extremely accomplished riders that bring extraordinary grace and true athleticism to the sport of international show jumping.” Visit: www.ariat-europe.com or telephone: 0845 600 3209.