Maria Gretzer`s notable achievements include participating in three Olympic Games, including the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She also participated in three FEI World Equestrian Games, in 1990, 1998, and 2006. Throughout her career, Maria Gretzer was known for her technical riding skills and her ability to bring out the best in her horses.
Maria Gretzer is also successful showjumping trainer and coach. In 2021, Maria Gretzer was appointed as the athlete representative on the FEI Executive Board, a position that allows her to represent the interests of athletes in equestrian sports.
Maria Gretzer is a leading showjumping rider from Sweden, below you can watch Maria Gretzer riding Spender S in Neumunster
Spender SSpender S was a talented showjumping horse who had a successful career in the sport. He was born in 2003 and was a Holsteiner gelding. Spender S was ridden by German rider, Ludger Beerbaum, and together they achieved many notable accomplishments.
Spender S and Beerbaum won several Grand Prix competitions, including the Grand Prix of Doha in 2010, the Grand Prix of Wiesbaden in 2011, and the Grand Prix of Frankfurt in 2012. They also represented Germany in international competitions, including the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, where they helped the German team win the silver medal.
Spender S was known for his athleticism, scope, and carefulness over fences. He had a great work ethic and was a reliable partner in the ring. Spender S retired from competition in 2015 and was later retired to stud.
Spender S`s legacy continues through his offspring, who have also had success in the sport. His son, Chacon 2, was ridden by Ludger Beerbaum and won the Grand Prix of Stuttgart in 2017.
Spender S Neumunster 2005 with Maria Gretzer