Marco Kutscher, born in 1975 in the northern area of Eastern Frisland, came into contact with equestrian sport through his parents. In their riding club, Marco and his older brother Frank experienced life in an equestrian environment. His parents took an opportunity to buy a piece of land next to their house where, from then on, the two family horses lived. Marco gained his first experience in junior showjumping competitions, as well as successes in elementary and medium level competitions, with his mare Limone. Such experiences triggered his ambition. Later, he became an apprentice at the Heckmann yard where the brothers used to train during the holidays. Together with Pikeur H he was victorious in a number of advanced level competitions and was consequently awarded the "Goldene Reitabzeichen". Subsequently, he went to the sport school of the German Federal Armed Forces in Warendorf. Via Dirk Ahlman, for whom he was intended to substitute as a professional rider with Ludger Beerbaum, Kutscher ended up in Riesenbeck. Beerbaum recognized his talent straight away.
Marco celebrated his first big success with third place in the individual as well as team ranking at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. Further significant successes followed.
He also proved his ability with young horses at the German Federal Showjumper Championships.
After a period suffering from health complications, he then started with renewed energy riding the grey horse Cornet Obolensky in 2008. With the highly talented stallion he achieved third place at the German Championships in Balve, and was in with a good chance of being selected for the Olympic Games in Hong Kong.
In addition to other significant successes in the following years, he qualified as a "Pferdewirtschaftsmeister" and specialised in trading with walkers, horse transportation vehicles as well as other vehicles.
His two daughters have also discovered a love of horses and have now mastered the transition from ponies to riding large horses.
"I would love to spend so much more time with my daughters but unfortunately my daily routine doesn't allow this to happen often" says Marco Kutscher. He receives great support from his partner Eva Bitter, who is also a professional rider and understands the situation only too well.
After 14 years of working at the stables of Beerbaum, he has now established his own yard.