Taking the reins of success

A privileged relationship

The ties between Rolex and equestrianism were established in 1957 with British show jumper Pat Smythe. The first equestrian Testimonee and first woman to claim an Olympic show jumping medal, she was a pioneer in more ways than one. Following in her footsteps, today’s Rolex Testimonees have in turn taken up the challenge of performance. The brand supports major eventing athletes such as Zara Tindall, dressage athletes including the legendary Isabell Werth, and numerous show jumpers, from Rodrigo Pessoa, a Testimonee since 1999, to Jessica Springsteen, a Testimonee since 2022.

Steve Guerdat
An illustrious career

The son of a champion show jumper, Steve Guerdat grew up with horses. His sporting career has been a dazzling success. The Swiss rider has been World No. 1 on numerous occasions and has taken part in five Olympic Games. He won individual gold at the London Games in 2012 aboard Nino des Buissonnet after clinching bronze in the team event in Beijing four years earlier. The three-time winner of the FEI Jumping World Cup™ (2015, 2016, 2019) has made the CHI Geneva his chosen terrain. He has won three Rolex Grand Prix titles (2006, 2013, 2015) and three Rolex IJRC Top 10 Finals (2010, 2018, 2023). Guerdat also won his first individual European Championship title in 2023.

Steve Guerdat

Whether in the stables or on the track, our main goal isn’t to get the best performance from the horses, but to ensure that they live their best life. And I think that’s the way to bring out the best in them.

Steve Guerdat
Steve Guerdat

Rolex Testimonees

  • Rodrigo Pessoa

    Rolex Testimonee since 1999

    Rodrigo Pessoa

  • Martin Fuchs

    Rolex Testimonee since 2018

    Martin Fuchs

  • Jessica Springsteen

    Rolex Testimonee since 2022

    Jessica Springsteen

  • Scott Brash

    Rolex Testimonee since 2015

    Scott Brash

  • Zara Tindall

    Rolex Testimonee since 2006

    Zara Tindall

  • Kent Farrington

    Rolex Testimonee since 2014

    Kent Farrington

  • Isabell Werth

    Rolex Testimonee since 2009

    Isabell Werth

  • Daniel Deusser

    Rolex Testimonee since 2021

    Daniel Deusser

  • Harry Charles

    Rolex Testimonee since 2019

    Harry Charles

Riders

Young Riders Academy
Training tomorrow’s elite riders

The Young Riders Academy is a programme aimed at young show jumpers from all over Europe. Every year, the academy selects five to 10 laureates from among 25 candidates between the ages of 18 and 23. The programme gives them the opportunity to train in a top professional stable while receiving instruction in economics, communications, veterinary and legal practice connected to show jumping. The Young Riders Academy was established in 2014 and is supported by Rolex. Testimonees Bertram Allen and Harry Charles have both attended the Academy.

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