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|Full name||Benjamin Richard Maher|
30 January 1983 |
Enfield, Greater London, England
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg)|
Benjamin Richard "Ben" Maher MBE (born 30 January 1983 in Enfield) is a British show jumper. He represented Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 European Championships, Windsor, and 2012 London Olympics. He won the team jumping gold at the London Olympics with Team GB, their first team jumping gold medal for 60 years. He also won bronze at the 2011 Europeans Championships in Madrid, Spain. He has won many international Grand Prixs including the Olympia Grand Prix, Hickstead King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead, FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix at Wellington with various rides.
He began riding at the age of eight. He was educated at Saffron Walden County High School. After finishing school, he trained with Liz Edgar before travelling to Switzerland to further his education with Beat Mandli.
He had success as a young rider, winning Team Gold with the British Young Riders Team at the European Championships in 2004. He is now a regular member for the British team, and has been ranked as high as 5th on the Longines World Rankings.
In 2000 and 2004, he won gold individuals in the Olympics, and a special certificate for contributing in 2008 in Beijing Olympics.
In 2005, CSIO5* Hickstead, Great Britain: Maher won the Hickstead Derby
In 2008, Ben competed at the Olympic Games with Rolette.
In 2010, CSI5*-W s'-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands: On 26 March, Maher and Wonderboy III took the top spot in the feature class of the opening day. This was the 1.50m Rabobank Prijs.
CSI5*-W London Olympia, Great Britain: Ben and Noctambule Courcelle won the Puissance.
In 2011, CSI5*-W Basel, Switzerland: Oscar took 4th prize in a speed-class.
CSI5*-W Zurich, Switzerland: Maher and Robin Hood W came 2nd in the Rolex FEI World Cup Qualifier.
CSI3* Lummen, Belgium: Tripple X III came 2nd.
CES5* European Championships, Madrid, Spain: The British team of Nick Skelton (Carlo) (1.04/0/0); Guy Williams (Titus) (7.01)/(12)/0; Ben Maher (Tripple X III) (2.76/4/4); and John Whitaker (Peppermill) (5.66/4/8) took Team Bronze. Ben and Tripple X III also took 12th position individually.
CSI5*-W Olympia Horse Show, London, UK: Ben and his home-bred Tripple X III came 1st in the Rolex FEI World Cup.
In 2012, CSI5*-W Basel, Switzerland: Tripple X III won the feature 1m55 class on Friday night.
Won gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics for Great Britain in the Team showjumping.
In 2013, won team gold and individual silver medals at the European Championships, riding Cella.
Won the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of London at Olympic Park with his grey mare Cella.
In 2014, won the $125,000 Grand Prix CSI3* at WEF with Cella.
Won the €130,000 Grand Prix in Guangzhou, China with Vainquer
In 2015, won World Cup CSI5* at WEF on Diva II
Won Rotterdam Nations Cup on Diva II, with team members Joe Clee/Utamaro D'Ecaussines, Jessica Mendoza/Spirit T, Michael Whitaker/Cassionato 
Won the Rome Nations Cup with Tic Tac and teammates Jessica Mendoza/Spirit T, Michael Whitaker/Cassionato, and John Whitaker/Ornellaia
Owners and Sponsors
Ben Maher currently has horses under several owners, most notably being Jane Clark, a longtime owner and supporter of international show jumping. Clark owns Sarena, Tic Tac, Aristo Z, and Cella. He also rides Tatiana Korsakova's Diva II, EM Horses' Boomerang, Amy Carr's Sentimiento LS La Silla, Vivien Thompson's Diablo, and Poden Farm's Cliff 67, F One USA, and Untouched.
Maher is an equestrian brand ambassador for Land Rover. He is also sponsored by Selleria Equipe, Equiline Italia, GPA Safety Legend, Veredus, Falcon Equine Feeds, Bucas, MacWest, Parlanti, Jump 4 Joy, and FMBs Therapy Systems.
- GRO reference: March 1983, Vol. 12, Page 0878
- Maher hopes for Equestrian Boost
- "Showjumping team". www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- "Ben Maher – LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR". www.globalchampionstour.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- Info from BBC red button live transmission.
- "Jumping Team results – Equestrian – London 2012 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
- The London Gazette: . 29 December 2012.
-  Cabinet Office
- Horse & Hound Article 23 December 2013
- "Ben Maher and Cella Master $125,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI 3*". Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- "Ben Maher MBE takes the top spot in the CSI 3* €130,000 Grand Prix in Guangzhou, China. - The Official Website of British Showjumping". www.britishshowjumping.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- "Great Britain's Ben Maher defends London Olympia title". Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- "Ben Maher and Diva II Top $372,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix CSI-W 5* Presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate". pbiec.coth.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- "British make it a Furusiyya hat-trick in Rotterdam". 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- Showjumping, www.worldofshowjumping.com, World of. "Split win for Karim Elzoghby and Ben Maher in the Prix de la Ville de Paris | World of Showjumping". www.worldofshowjumping.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- "Ben Maher & Sarena Win $500,000 Rolex CSI5* Grand Prix at WEF". www.noellefloyd.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- "Ben Maher enjoys Longines FEI World Cup Jumping China League success in Beijing". 2016-05-02. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- "Ben Maher". www.benmaher.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-31.