Kai Rüder (GER)

Kai Rüder (GER)

Discipline - Eventing

Hometown - Fehmarn (GER)

Number of years riding - I started riding when I was 3.

Main career accomplishments to date:

  • • Silver medal German Championships Luhmühlen (GER) 2011
  • • Gold medal World Young Horse Championships Le Lion (FRA) 2009
  • • Competitor WEG Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) 2002
  • • Competitor Olympic Games Sydney (AUS) 2000

Tell us about your first horse/pony:

It was a Shetland pony called Max; he was a Christmas present.

How did you get started in your discipline?

My father was also an event rider.

Mentor/idol when growing up?

My father and Herbert Blöcker.

Proudest career moment?

Completing Burghley for the first time made me very proud.

Why do you ride?

I take delight in educating horses and I like supporting them so they can develop to the best of their abilities.

If you weren”t a professional rider, what would you be?

I would be a farmer.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?


How do you unwind?

Being at home with my family

Do you have a good luck charm, and if so, what is it?

My two children are my good luck charms.

What is your favourite Ariat product?

My Ariat Men's Monaco Field Zip boots!