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Martin Fuchs
CH
/ 27 years old (13/07/1992)

Son of international rider Thomas Fuchs and nephew of the legendary Markus Fuchs, Martin Fuchs quickly followed in his elders’ footsteps. In 2010, he won the team event at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. 

Since then, he has had ongoing success and became the World No. 1 in January 2020. Having won a Reserve World Champion title in 2018, and a European title in 2019 with Clooney, the young Zurich prodigy has confirmed his talent and continues to win medals at the biggest championships. Before dominating the elite rider rankings, he had already racked up 9 European medals in the Children, Juniors and Young Rider categories.

He left Bietenholz, where he had spent his youth, to settle in Wängi, a few kilometres from Zurich. His parents eventually sold their facilities to move to Wängi and help Martin manage his stable. Thomas still coaches his son, as well as Steve Guerdat, who lives a few kilometres from Wängi. Martin's mother, Renata Fuchs, also competed at the international level and won the elite Swiss Championship in 1980. She’s in charge of her son's management.

Martin Fuchs’ spouse is the international American rider Paris Sellon, who has moved to Switzerland and also competes at the 5* level.

In 2014, he won the title of Swiss Senior Champion and won his first 5* Grand Prix at the Gucci Paris Masters the same year, before becoming the youngest rider to enter the Longines FEI Top 10 Rankings in March 2018. In 2019, he won his first Rolex Grand Slam Grand Prix at the CHI Geneva with his loyal mount, Clooney. Clooney is Martin’s top ride, and came to his stables at the age of 7. He’s able to count on several owners, including Luigi Baleri, who owns most of Martin's stars, and has been supporting him since he was 13 years old.

BestResults
years event competition horse height Ranking
2018 Equita Longines Lyon LONGINES FEI Jumping World Cup™presented by GL EVENTS Clooney 1,60m 1
2014 Gucci Paris Masters Gucci Grand Prix PSG Future 1,60m 1