Ben Maher: Glory Days, Again
Benjamin Richard “Ben” Maher, Member of the Order of the British Empire and leader of the Longines Global Champions Tour rankings, is as hot as hot can be. Not in the George Clooney sense of the word (although Ben is no slouch on that front) but because he stands out as one of the most, if not the most successful five-star riders of the summer season. Best of all, and certainly with Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, some of his finest results, including grand prix wins in St. Tropez, Madrid, and Paris have been achieved with nine-year-old horses. The 35-year-old former Pony and Young Rider European champion has won over one million dollars (€692,980) in prize money in the last six months – close to half a million more than his closest rival on the circuit, world number one Harrie Smolders. Maher (pronounced Mayer) hasn’t seen a season like this…
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