Lift off: Ben Maher is in the form of his life and currently ranked 15th in the world Photo: GETTY IMAGES

London International Horse Show aims to end bleak show jumping year on a high

Lift off: Ben Maher is in the form of his life and currently ranked 15th in the world Photo: GETTY IMAGES

this is such a good jumping position. it’s just chilled, no throwing the reins at the horse, no leaning on the neck. in an ideal world a little bit more release would have made it even better but it’s balanced and neutral and it’s so great. no stress.

He makes the height of that jump seem like nothing! Such a beautifully still body over such a large jump!

Beautiful color. #olympics2012 #showjumping

London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain win team showjumping gold

British equestrian Ben Maher and Tripple X during London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park.

Behind The Scenes of Showjumping - Excelling Under Pressure

Behind The Scenes of Showjumping - Excelling Under Pressure Ben Maher is absolutely wonderful

Ben Maher of Great Britain riding Tripple X competes in the 3rd Qualifier of Individual Jumping

Ben Maher of Great Britain riding Tripple X competes in the Qualifier of Individual Jumping on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Tic Tac(Ben Maher's ride for the Olympics)

Ryan is ready-Ashley

Olympic show-jumping champion Ben Maher on Cella. The mare suffers from head shaking, so he makes sure to put a net over her nose and keep it moist so no bugs, dust or allergens irritate her.

Olympic show-jumping champion Ben Maher: We work three times harder than Roger Federer

Olympic show-jumping champion Ben Maher on Cella. The mare suffers from head shaking, so he makes sure to put a net over her nose and keep it moist so no bugs, dust or allergens irritate her.

John Whitaker, the most senior rider at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, showed his younger rivals a clean pair of heels in the H&M Ivy Stakes when, despite an unpromisingly early draw in a 12-horse jump-off, he set a target none could match. This hugely popular victory, which had friends backstage rushing to pat him on the back, put John back at the top of the H&M Leading Rider of Show leaderboard, which he heads by just one point from Ben Maher. ‘My real aim was the Wor...

John Whitaker, the most senior rider at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, showed his younger rivals a clean pair of heels in the H&M Ivy Stakes when, despite an unpromisingly early draw in a 12-horse jump-off, he set a target none could match. This hugely popular victory, which had friends backstage rushing to pat him on the back, put John back at the top of the H&M Leading Rider of Show leaderboard, which he heads by just one point from Ben Maher. ‘My real aim was the Wor...

Ticketmaster meets British Olympic Team gold medallist Ben Maher http://blog.ticketmaster.co.uk/sport/ticketmaster-meets-british-olympic-team-gold-medallist-ben-maher-7522

Ticketmaster meets British Olympic Team gold medallist Ben Maher http://blog.ticketmaster.co.uk/sport/ticketmaster-meets-british-olympic-team-gold-medallist-ben-maher-7522

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