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!