Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum

Vita

She is the first woman to lead the world ranking list of show jumping riders: Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum has been one of the most important big riders in international show jumping for some years now. At the end of 2005 she received the "BAMBI" media prize on account of her special successes.
 
At the early age of 13 years the daughter of film producer Richard Michaels achieved her first successes on ponies back in her home country of California. She soon attracted the attention of the famous trainer George Morris who brought her into his team of young riders.

The USA-born rider came to Germany in 1991 in order to train at Paul Schockemöhle’s yard – initially just for a few months. Soon, however, Germany became like a second home and Meredith Michaels was considered one of the few top female riders in Europe. In 1998, on her marriage to Markus Beerbaum, she took German nationality and became a valuable member of the German national teams. On numerous occasions she was amongst the medallists at the German Championhips, asserting herself successfully against female as well as male competition.

Even a variety of injuries and individual setbacks could not put a stop to Meredith’s success. In 1999 she won the European Championships with the German team, in 2004 the overall ranking of the Riders Tour. In numerous Nations’ Cup events, World Cup show jumping and other top level international competitions, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum was either outright winner or at least in the front line-up and she has also already won the World Cup show jumping finals on three separate occasions. In 2006 she won the individual as well as team bronze medal at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen and also gained fourth place at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong. 

Since November 1997 Meredith and Markus Beerbaum have run the yard of Gerd Wiltfang in Thedinghausen, which had become vacant following the early death of the former world champion.

Special Achievements

  • 1st place Grand Prix CSI5* Wellington /USA
  • 2nd place Grand Prix Stockholm /SWE
  • 3rd place Ruby et Violette 1,45m WEF Challenge, Wellington/USA
  • 1st place Miami Invitational 2014
  • 2nd place FEI Falsterbo 2014
  • 3rd place CSI 4*, nations cup Münster
  • 3rd place CSIYHI 1*, Wolvertem
  • 1st place nations cup, Hickstead
  • 1st place AIG Grand Prix, HITS Desert Circuit Thermal/USA
  • 1st place HITS Grand Prix, HITS Desert Circuit Thermal/USA
  • 1st place SmartPak Grand Prix, HITS Desert Circuit Thermal/USA
  • 2nd place CSI 4*, Hagen
  • 1st place CSI-W final, Göteborg
  • 2nd place CSI 2*, Grand Prix Table A, London
  • 3rd place nations cup, Aachen
  • 1st place CSI 3*, Münster
  • 2nd place CSI 3*, Grand Prix, Münster
  • 3rd place CSI 5*, Donetsk
  • 2nd place CSI 5*-W, Verona
  • 3rd place CSI 4*, Grand Prix, Salzburg
  • 1st place singles Championship Jumper Classic & nations cup Winter Equestrian Festival Wellington/USA
  • 1st & 2nd place $32,000 Challenge Round XII Winter Equestrian Festival Wellington/USA
  • 2nd place Platz CSI 4* Hagen
  • 2nd place CSI 5*, Global Champions Tour, Wiesbaden
  • 1st place CSIO 5*, St. Gallen
  • 2nd place CSI 3*, Spangenberg
  • 3rd place Platz CSIO 5* Grand Pirx, Aachen
  • 2nd place CSI 5*, Global Champions Tour, Wien
  • 3rd place Grand Prix, Aachen
  • 2nd place Global Champions Tour, Wien
  • 2nd place Global Champions Tour, Wiesbaden
  • 3rd place Grand Prix, Paris
  • 3rd place Grand Prix, Wien
  • 3rd place Grand Prix, Doha
  • 1st place Grand Prix, CHIO Aachen
  • 1st place Grand Prix, Balve
  • GP Winner CSI Hagen a.T.W. on Checkmate
  • 2nd place Großer Preis CSI Pforzheim on Checkmate
  • GP Winner CSI Estoril/POR (Global Champions Tour) on Checkmate
  • GP Winner CSI Verden on Kismet
  • GP Winner CSI-W Lyon/FRA on Checkmate
  • 2nd place Großer Preis CSI-W Verona/ITA on Shutterfly
  • Winner in the Championat of Hamburg
  • Winner in World Cup Finals in Las Vegas
  • 2nd place Großer Preis CSI Wiesbaden on Checkmate
  • 2nd place Nationenpreis CSIO Aachen on Checkmate
  • 2nd place Großer Preis CSI Verden on Checkmate
  • 2nd place Großer Preis CSI Valkenswaard/NED on Shutterfly
  • Olympic Games: 4. place individual in Hong Kong
  • German Showjumping Champion (Men)
  • Winner in World Cup Finals in Göteborg
  • Winner in the Grand Prix CSI Cannes
  • Winner in the Grand Prix CSI Wiesbaden
  • European Championships: Team silver medal/individual gold medal
  • Rider of the Year
  • No. 1 in World Rankings List
  • Winner in the Grand Prix of Zürich
  • Winner in the Grand Prix CSI*** Munich
  • Winner in the Grand Prix (Master) of Zürich
  • 2nd place in World Cup Jumping CSI-W Göteborg
  • World Championship: Individual and team bronze medal in Aachen
  • 1st place Grand Prix (Riders Tour ranking) CSI Münster
  • 1st place Grand Prix CSI-W Stuttgart
  • 2nd place Riders Tour overall ranking
  • 5th place in World Cup Finals in Kuala-Lumpur
  • 1st place in the Grand Prix of Wiesbaden
  • 1st place in the Grand Prix of Neumünster
  • 2nd place Nations’ Cup CSIO***** Rotterdam/NED
  • 1st place Grand Prix, 2nd place Schlossparkpreis (Riders-Tour)
  • 6th place Grand Prix CSI**** Hamburg
  • 1st place World Cup Showjumping CSI-W s-Hertogenbosch/NED
  • Winner in World Cup Finals in Las Vegas
  • 1st place Ladies German Masters Stuttgart
  • 1st place Grand Prix (Riders Tour-Wertung) CSN Münster
  • 1st place Nations’ Cup, 9th place Grand Prix CSIO Spruce Meadows/CAN
  • 1st place Nations’ Cup CSIO Aachen
  • 1st place World Cup Show Jumping Amsterdam/NED
  • 2nd Place World Cup Finals in Verona
  • German Championships: 2004 bronze medal
  • 1st place Grand Prix London-Olympia
  • 8th place World Cup Finals Las Vegas
  • 1st place World Cup Show Jumping Berlin
  • 1st place in the Euroclassics Finals, Bremen
  • 2nd place Nations’ Cup CSIO Calgary
  • 1st place Nations’ Cup CSIO Hickstead
  • 1st place in the Grand Prix at the "Turnier der Sieger" in Münster