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Martin FUCHS

Martin FUCHS is a Swiss athlete and competes in Jumping.

Name Martin FUCHS
FEI ID 10030545
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13/07/1992
Competing for Switzerland - SUI
Registration Jumping 2021
Last update 04/06/2021
FEI Database



Jumping 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? One of his first memories of riding was at age seven on a pony called Cleopatra. It was with her that he competed in his first jumping competition.
Why this sport? His parents were involved in the sport at international level. "My parents have both supported me a lot from a young age. They have trained me, looked for horses for me, as well as helped me find horse owners and sponsors. It's really been a team effort from all my family."
Club / Team Fuchssportpferde AG: Zurich, SUI
Name of coach Thomas Fuchs [national, father]
Training Regime "My horses jump once a week, but not very high. I alternate between gymnastic exercises and courses. The rest of the time they're worked on the flat or lunged. I ride in the morning until 13:00 or 14:00."
General Interest
Hobbies Hiking, cycling, reading, playing video games, going to the sauna, going for walks on the beach. (studforlife.com, 24 Apr 2020; horsesport.com, 21 Feb 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning individual silver at the 2018 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Tryon, NC, United States of America. (reiterjournal.com, 23 Sep 2018)
Most influential person in career His family. (martinfuchs.ch, 14 Jun 2018)
Hero / Idol Swiss rider Steve Guerdat. (tagblatt.ch, 02 May 2019)
Injuries In January 2017 he fell from his horse and was kicked in the nose while competing at an event in Zurich, Switzerland. (noellefloyd.com, 30 Jan 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He does not leave his house without his watch. (martinfuchs.ch, 31 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The most important things I believe are to work hard, be dedicated, try to understand your horse, and do your best every day." (horsesport.com, 21 Feb 2020)
Famous relatives His father Thomas represented Switzerland in equestrian jumping at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. His uncle Markus acted as chef d'equipe for the Swiss equestrian team at the 2012 Games in London. His mother Renata competed in elite riding events and was Swiss champion in 1990, while his partner Paris Sellon has represented the United States of America in the sport. (studforlife.com, 09 Feb 2020; chronofhorse.com, 03 Oct 2019; pferdonline.ch, 26 Jul 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 28 Jan 2015; migrosmagazin.ch, 19 May 2014)
Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (horsesport.com, 21 Feb 2020; horsesport.com, 05 Dec 2019)
Other information STABLES He runs a riding facility in Wangi, Switzerland,. (studforlife.com, 24 Apr 2020; barrons.com, 21 Apr 2020) BUSINESS OWNER In June 2020 he and his partner Paris Sellon launched Twin Flame Horses, a horse trading business aimed at bridging the gap between the European and US equestrian markets. "We want horses that really like to do their job, that already have experience in the show ring, and are willing to win. The horse has to be a good partner for their future rider." (Twin Flame Horses Instagram profile, 29 Jul 2020; phelpsmediagroup.com, 23 Jun 2020)
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Paris Sellon
Residence Wängi, SUI
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, German