Martin is the ‘riding’ proof that an apple doesn’t’ fall far from its tree… Born in a family with undisputed international standing in the world of show jumping (his father Thomas and his uncle Markus have both been top riders and are outstanding coaches) Martin has been a champion since he was riding pony classes, even before he started to impress among Juniors and Young Riders. When he became European Champion in Rotterdam in 2019, he had already collected 11 medals in his career, including the gold at the Youth Olympic Games in 2010.

Geneva has always represented an exciting venue for him. He is the only winner of two Rolex Grand Prix in a row (2019 and 2021. The event was not held in 2020). This year, after his stunning success at Spruce Meadows last September, Martin heads back to Palexpo fully determined to climb the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping.

2018: 5°
2029: 6°
2021: 10
2022: 9

This will be your fifth participation in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final… Is this going to be the right one?

«I hope so. I’d love to win this amazing class. It’s one of my biggest goal. I’ve always tried my best in previous editions and I believe that one day it will be enough to win».

How would you consider your 2023 season?

«2023 has been a great year. We had so many nice moments with Team Switzerland and Team Fuchs. I have such a wonderful team of people around me. They make every success even more special».

Which horse are you going to enter in the Top 10?

«Conner Jei»

Who would you bet on for the 2023 Top 10 podium?

«Henrik von Eckermann, Ben Maher and Steve Guerdat»

Let's play a little game: enter your stable and think about Paris 2024. What is the first box you look at?

«Leone Jei’s»