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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 2020
Last update 04/03/2020
FEI Database



Jumping 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? One of his first memories riding was at age seven on a pony called Cleopatra.
Why this sport? His parents were both 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]
General Interest
Hobbies Going for walks on the beach. (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 "Work hard, be dedicated, try to understand your horse and do your best every day." (studforlife.com, 09 Feb 2020)
Awards and honours In 2011 he stood alongside International Equestrian Federation [FEI] President Princess Haya of Jordan for the official ceremony to open the FEI's new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. (asoif.com, 09 May 2011)
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 Olympic Games. (horsesport.com, 05 Dec 2019)
Other information STABLES He runs a riding facility in Wangi, Switzerland. (studforlife.com, 09 Feb 2020)
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Paris Sellon
Residence Switzerland
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, German