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Markus Beerbaum and Ludger Beerbaum

Beerbaum family and the secret of its success

The Beerbaum surname is well known in the equestrian world, especially in Germany. Germany is one of the most prominent countries in equestrian sports. It is enough to see the proportion of medals they have in Olympic games against any country. Beerbaum is a surname that resonates in the equestrian world of Germany and the world. You will know why the Beerbaum family and its name are so well known. Let’s meet the Beerbaum family.

Markus Beerbaum - Constantin 24


Beerbaum Family

The Beerbaum family began their wanderings through Horst Beerbaum. If this farmer had not had the vision maybe we would have missed the best equestrian athletes of all time. Horst Beerbaum early detected the talent of his children and began to encourage them to practice riding.

In some cases this is enough but the bad character of the riding instructor frightened Horst’s eldest son, Ludger Beerbaum.

For connoisseurs of the equestrian world, Ludger Beerbaum is a pop star of equestrian sport. Not only in Germany is it known but around the world. The firstborn of the Beerbaum family has been on the first place in the ranking of the FEI (Fédération Équestre Internationale – International Equestrian Federation).

Markus Beerbaum and Ludger Beerbaum
Markus Beerbaum and Ludger Beerbaum


Who is Horst Beerbaum?

Horst Beerbaum was a farmer of a dairy farm that stood out in the region, with great vision and intelligence. From a very young age he stimulated his children to practice horseback riding as well as being a very interesting race, this had also been his dream.

Horst Beerbaum with his wife Mathilde had 4 children: Ludger, Markus, Ruth and Monika. The beautiful couple introduced their children to life and the agricultural business but at the same time encouraged them to participate in the equestrian world.

The Beerbaum family is a very close family. Currently both brothers are competitors in the business of stables and the breeding and marketing of horses. However that does not cause problems between them. A healthy rivalry that from the beginning made the members of the Beerbaum family get better and better. With high goals and a clear vision of the patriarch of the Horst Beerbaum family. Then we will meet the rest of the members of this family that has left its mark on the equestrian world.

We will now proceed to meet the best known members of the Beerbaum clan: Ludger Beerbaum, Markus Beerbaum and Meredith Michaels Beerbaum. Let’s discover the Beerbaum family and the secret of its success.

Ludger Beerbaum
Ludger Beerbaum

Who is Ludger Beerbaum?

Luger Beerbaum is the key to the fame of the Beerbaum family. It is the first to achieve recognition and also who did it with greater resonance. Ludger Beerbaum is a celebrity in Germany. Few understand that German society revolves around their own interests and priorities. Horse riding is one of the great passions of the Germans.

When we visit Instagram we find that the best equestrian photographers are Germans and there is a culture both riding and everything that revolves around horses.

Ludger Beerbaum has won 4 medals in team competitions in Olympic games. In addition to this he has a gold medal in individual competition. This medal was achieved after a performance without any penalty, something more than remarkable.

In the world of horse riding, an Olympic gold medal is one of the most important achievements. But the career of Ludger Beerbaum in the FEI world riding championships surpasses him.

Ludger Beerbaum has won multiple gold medals in world championships, European championships, world equestrian jump cups and has also been number one in the FEI world rankings multiple times.

Who is Markus Beerbaum?

Markus Beerbaum is the youngest son of Horst and Mathilde. The youngest of the Beerbaum family was not interested in horses or riding. His passion was football and that’s what he dedicated his free time to. Thanks to the impulse of his father and to see the success of his brother, Markus began to practice riding.

Markus Beerbaum’s first teacher was his brother. This is a detail that few know but it is interesting to know that like his older brother, Ludger guided Markus through the world of riding with love and passion. Following the steps and the example of his brother, Markus made an effort to achieve a prominent position in the German riding team.

Also these joint trainings were not there. Markus and Ludger trained and grew older together and grew among them their friendship and family love. Markus managed to win regional equestrian championships, confirming his father’s vision. Although Markus devoted himself less to horsemanship, his experience made him stand out in the stables business. In addition, through riding, he found the love of his life.

Markus Beerbaum Meredith and their daughter Briane
Markus Beerbaum Meredith and their daughter Briane

Love in the life of the Beerbaum family

Beerbaum Family
Beerbaum Family

In 1992 competing in Munich he met and fell in love with who would be the queen of his heart, Meredith Michaels. The following year Markus wins the Sttutgart Grand Prix, the first time a German wins that prestigious prize.

The love between Markus and Meredith continued to grow. Little by little Markus began to settle down buying some stables because he already wanted to settle down.

In 1997 Markus achieved one of his greatest successes by winning a gold medal in team competition at the European equestrian championship in Mainheim. There he reached 5th place in the ranking confirming that he was among the greats.

In 1998 Markus and Meredith decided to take the big step and get married in an intimate ceremony with their family and friends present. Without more pretensions than those of sharing their happiness and that great step with their loved ones.

After demonstrating that he was a successful rider, he decided to establish the bases for his next stage, that of equestrian trainer. After the experience of his brother regarding the coach that almost made him flee from his true vocation. Markus Beerbaum decides to become one of the most important equestrian trainers in Germany and started with the best place, the love of his life, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum.

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum

So he turned all his experience to make the love of his life and his wife become the best Amazon in the world and the first to reach the first place in the ranking of the FEI. One more sign of the power of love.

Now we will go to know the story of Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum

Who is Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum?

Meredith Michaels was born in Los Angeles, California. There he grew up with his parents, his brother, his stepfather and stepmother. Instead of following in the footsteps of his father in the film industry, Meredith decided from his early age on his own path. At seven years of age he discovered the love of horses in the riding school. Since he was young he had a very successful equestrian career.

Despite this, Meredith saw horsemanship as a hobby and began studying politics at Princeton. Meredith continued competing and in 1989 he won his first Grand Prix, initiating a change in his way of thinking.

Meredith made the decision to take a break from her academic career and study horse riding in Germany. At the age of 21, Meredith left for Germany to change the rest of his life. What would be a vacation became the rest of his life. In a competition in Munich Meredith meets Markus Beerbaum.

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum & Fibonacci 17 - Nations Cup CHIO Aachen

Romance and riding Beerbaum

In 1994, Meredith and Markus decided to start an equestrian training business. In 1998 Markus and Meredith are married, becoming part of the Beerbaum family and becoming Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum. Markus devotes all his efforts to training Meredith, which bears fruit quickly.

In 1999 Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, the new member of the Beerbaum family, became the first woman to join the German riding team in the European riding championship. Meredith is a distinguished representative of the Beerbaum family and the first woman to be in the first place in the equestrian jump ranking of the FEI.

As we can see, the Beerbaum family has achieved a successful career thanks to the vision of Horst Beerbaum, a great dedication and passion for horses that runs through their veins. The Beerbaum family, the ambassadors of Germany in the equestrian world.







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