Marcus started riding at the age of seven with his sister at a riding school. He has experienced ups and downs but has from the beginning shown a determination to all challenges regardless of his mount. He was crowned German Pony Champion with Bright Ruby and double European Pony Champion in 1990 and 1991 with Starlight. The success continued after switching to horses, and Marcus won four gold medals at the European Junior and Young Riders Championships over a period of five years with three different horses, Orchidee, Opium and Talan.
Opium would be the partner of his first successes as a Senior, with 40 victories including the Nations Cup and the Warsaw Grand Prix.
Already an international rider, Marcus Ehning reached the highest level thanks to the stallion For Pleasure, who joined his stables at the end of 1998. He was followed by the stars Noltes Küchengirl, Sandro Boy and Plot Blue, then more recently Cornado, Comme Il Faut and Prêt A Tout, which have kept one of the best riders of all time in the top 10 of show jumping riders for several years.
|2019||European championships||NLD||Rotterdam||Comme Il Faut 5||Team||2|
|2016||Nations cup final||ESP||Barcelona||Misanto Pret a Tout||individual||1|
|2016||Nations cup final||ESP||Barcelona||Misanto Pret a Tout||Team||1|
|2016||World cup final||SWE||Gothenburg||Cornado RNW||individual||4|
|2022||CSI 5* de Doha||Grand Prix||Stargold||160||1|
|2019||CSI 5* of Chantilly||Grand Prix||Comme Il Faut 5||1.60m||1|
|2019||CSIO 5* of Hickstead||Nations cup||Comme Il Faut 5||1.60m||1|
|2019||CSI 5* of Madrid||Grand Prix||Prêt À Tout||1.60m||1|
|2018||CSIO 5* of Calgary||Nations cup||Funky Fred||1.60m||1|