Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 3rd May - Sunday 7th May, 2017 #MMBHT

Michael Jung

  • 29 - La Biosthetique - Sam FBW


German rider Michael Jung (33) is currently the World’s most successful rider – he is number one in the World FEI ranking. In 2012 he became the first rider to hold the Olympic, European (2011) and World (2010) titles at the same time – all achieved with Badminton entry La Biosethique Sam. At the end of that year he was the winner of the 2012 FEI Reem Acra ‘best athlete’ award.

Last year at Blair Castle, he won his third consecutive European Championship title – all on different horses – and won team gold. In 2014 however he lost his World title to fellow German Sandra Auffarth – although won the individual silver and team gold.

Michael has now won five individual championship titles and seven senior individual championship medals since his senior debut in 2009.

Last year with Sam – his Badminton entry this year – he won Burghley. It later transpired he won riding with a broken ankle sustained during a fall with his first ride (Fischerrocana FST) and also won the European Championships before the full extent of the injury was made known. Michael however has yet to win Badminton – his first and last attempt (with Sam) resulted in second place due to rolling the very last pole in the showjumping.

Both Michael’s Grandfather and father, Joachim, rode and Michael began riding aged six – he is still trained by his father. In 2003, he won the Young Rider European Championship and four years later was second in the seven-year-old World Young Horse Championship at Le Lions D’Angers with Sam. In 2008 the pair made their mark on the eventing world in the world cup final and arrived in 2009 when they won the four-star at Luhmuhlen and two months later the World Cup final in Strzegom.

Her is also an experienced and regular competitor on the international jumping circuit and currently has several horses he is competing in international jumping competitions

He trains with Christopher Bartle and his father Joachim.

La Biosethique Sam is a 17-year-old German-bred gelding (Baden-Wurrtemburg). Bred by Gunter Seitter he is by the Irish thoroughbred Stan the Man who in later life stood in Germany (Stan the Man is the sire of Leslie Law’s 2008 Olympic gold medal horse Shear L’eau, 2000 Olympic team silver horse Shear H2O as well as four-star horses Sindy and Skampolo).

Sam is out of a mare by Heraldik a Czech–bred thoroughbred who has become a leading sire of event horses – he is also the sire of four-star horses Butts Abraxxas, TSF Karascada M and Badminton entries Happy Times and Butts Avedon.


La Biosthetique - Sam FBW

Germany, 2000
16.2hh, bay, gelding

Sire Stan the Man XX

Breeder Günter Seitter

Owner(s): Family Jung, Horb-Altheim, Germany.
Erich Single, Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany.
DOKR, Warendorf, Germany.

Notable Results

2016 – Fontainebleau CIC03* 1st La Biosethique Sam
2015 – Blair Castle CH-EU-C3* 1st Fischertakinou (team gold)
2015 – Burghley CCI4* 1st La Biosethique Sam
2015 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 3rd La Biosethique Sam, Ret Fischerrocana FST
2015 – Lexington CCI4* 1st Fischerrocana FST, 3rd La Biosethique Sam
2015 – Fontainbleau CICO3* 1st La Biosethique Sam
2014 – Caen WEG 2nd Fischerrocana FST (team gold)
2014 – Aachen CICO3* 3rd La Biosethique Sam
2014 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 2nd Fischerrocana FST
2014 – Strzegom CICO3* 1st La Biosethique Sam
2013 – Malmo CH-EU-CCI3* 1st Halunka FBW
2013 – Fontainebleau CICO3* 1st La Biosethique Sam, 3rd Leopin FST
2012 – Pau CCI4* 3rd Leopin FST
2012 – Boekelo CCIO3* 2nd Halunke FBW
2012 – Schenfeld CIC3* 1st Leopin FST
2012 – Le Pin au Haras CIC3*W 1st Halunke FBW
2012 – London OG 1st La Biosethique Sam (team gold)
2012 – Aachen CICO3* 2nd La Biosethique Sam, 8th Leopin FST
2012 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 1st Leopin FST
2012 – Marbach CIC3* 1st La Biosethique Sam, 5th Leopin, 10th Halunke FBW
2011 – Le Lions D’Angers CH-M-YH-CCI1* 1st Rocana FST
2011 – Luhmuhlen CH-EU-C3* 1st La Biosethique Sam (team gold)
2010 – Lexington KY, WEG 1st La Biosethique
2009 – Strzegom CIC3*W final 1st La Biosethique
2009 – Fontainebleau CH-EU-C3* 3rd La Biosethique Sam
2009 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 1st La Biosethique Sam
2008 – Deauville CIC3*W final 4th La Biosethique Sam
2007 – Le Lions D’angers CH-YH-CCI2* 2nd Sam
2003 – Bialy Bor CH-EU-Y-C2* 1st Marco


2013 – 2nd La Biosethique Sam