|Full name||Steve Guerdat|
|Born||10 June 1982|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||143 lb (65 kg; 10 st 3 lb)|
He is the 2012 Olympic Champion in individual jumping. He also won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in team jumping following the disqualification of Norwegian rider Tony André Hansen.
In July 2012, Guerdat was ranked third in the world.
He is a two-time World Cup champion, winning in 2015 and 2016.
Guerdat began riding at the age of seven. He was trained by his father, Philippe Guerdat, and by Beat Mändli.
Between 1997 and 2002 he was part of two junior and three young rider European championships and won two bronze medals with the team.
In 2006 he moved to Belgium and worked for three months for billionaire Oleksandr Onishchenko.
After that Yves Piaget bought him the mare Jalisca Solier, with which he won the World Cup in Geneva.
In 2009 and 2011 he was named "Swiss rider of the year".
In 2012, he competed in London with Nino de Buissonnets at his third Olympic Games. He was the only rider who jumped cleanly in the two final rounds of the competition and won the individual jumping gold medal. He was the first Swiss rider to win a gold medal in the jumping event since 1924 where Alphonse Gemuseus won in individual jumping.
He won back to back FEI World Cup Jumping competitions in 2015 and 2016, with the more recent competition taking place in Göteborg, Sweden.
Guerdat is the youngest son of Olympic show jumper Philippe Guerdat.
Since April 2007 Guerdat lives in Herrliberg.
- Jalisca Solier: 1997 Selle Français Mare (Alligator Fontaine x Jalisco B) Owner: Yves G. Piaget
- Tresor V: 1996 Belgian Warmblood Stallion (Papillon Rouge) Owner: Yves G. Piaget
- Ferrari VI: 1999 Oldenburg Gelding (Furioso II) Owner: Yves G. Piaget
- Nasa: 2001 Selle Français Mare (Cumano) Owner: Urs Schwarzenbach
- Carpalo: 2001 Holsteiner Gelding (Contender x Cicero) Owner: Urs Schwarzenbach
- Albfuehren's Bianca: 2006 Swedish Warmblood Mare (Balou du Rouet x Cardento) Owner: Steve Guerdat and Hofgut Albführen GmbH
International championship resultsEdit
|1997||European Junior Championships||Cayetano||Team|
|1999||European Junior Championships||Mecano||6th||Team|
|2000||European Young Rider Championships||Mecano||4th||Team|
|2001||European Young Rider Championships||Enzzo||7th||Team|
|2002||European Young Rider Championships||Lord Farei||Team|
|2003||European Championships||Tepic La Silla||Team|
|2005||World Cup Final||Pialotta||6th|
|2007||World Cup Final||Tresor|
|2008||World Cup Final||Tresor||7th|
|2008||Olympic Games||Jalisca Solier||Team|
|2009||World Cup Final||Tresor||8th|
|2009||European Championships||Jalisca Solier||Team|
|2010||World Cup Final||Tresor / Jalisca Solier||15th|
|2010||World Equestrian Games||Tresor||13th||Team|
|2011||European Championships||Jalisca Solier||6th||Team|
|2012||World Cup Final||Nino des Buissonnets|
|2012||Olympic Games||Nino des Buissonnets||4th||Team|
|2013||World Cup Final||Nino des Buissonnets|
|2013||European Championships||Nino des Buissonnets||5th||Team|
|2014||World Cup Final||Nino des Buissonnets||5th|
|2014||World Equestrian Games||Nino des Buissonnets||11th||Team|
|2015||World Cup Final||Paille|
|2016||World Cup Final||Corbinian|
|2016||Olympic Games||Nino des Buissonnets||6th||Team|
|2017||World Cup Final||Bianca||8th|
|2018||World Cup Final||Bianca||10th|
|2018||World Equestrian Games||Bianca||4th||Team|
|2019||World Cup Final||Alamo|
|EL = Eliminated; RET = Retired; WD = Withdrew|
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- Associated Press (2008-12-22). "Norwegian stripped of Olympic equestrian bronze". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-12-23.
- FEI (2012-06-30). Individual jumping world rankings. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
- The Times of India (2012-08-08). "Olympics: Guerdat wins individual show jumping gold". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
- Freeman, Margaret (AP) (2012-08-08). "Swiss Rider Wins Olympic Show Jumping Gold". ABC News. Retrieved 2012-08-09.[permanent dead link]
- Reeves, Nick (2012-08-08). "Swiss end 88-year wait for show jumping gold". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
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