Markus Saurugg

Favourite animal: all his horses

EWALIA in just one word: unique

Favourite product:  Herbal Hoof Care Oil, Nerve Care Liquid II, Movment Liquid

Personal #: #teamplayer #alwaysoptimistic

About Markus:

Markus grew up surrounded by horses. His father had carriage horses, and young Markus began his riding career with them. He soon took an interest in showjumping, which would change his life. Although he completed an apprenticeship as a mechanic, his interest in agriculture was greater. He gradually set up his own business, which is the pride and purpose of life for him and his family
Markus owns and manages Reiterhof RC Markus together with his wife Nina and their two children, Eva (13) and Moritz (9). This year the business celebrates its 25th anniversary. Nina is the organisational head of the family, keeping an eye on everything. Her passion lies primarily in caring for their horses.
As a trainer, Markus always offers the right encouragement at the right time and gives everyone a good and positive feeling, which he himself also radiates. His positive attitude has passed down to his daughter Eva, who is also a showjumping rider with several successes under her belt already.

About his horses:

The most important of all is Cäsar (1992-2010). The Hungarian grey gelding was born on Markus's farm and remained there through retirement until his death. This grey gelding, bred from a carriage horse, accompanied Markus through his greatest equestrian development: from smaller jumping tests and riding instructor training to the first advanced-level competitions.

Naturally, Markus had the opportunity to ride several top-rate horses over the years. Currently he is committed to the Holstein breeding programme of Otto Kriegler in Austria, because the breed has shown itself to be quite capable.

 Markus's current top horses are the Holstein mares Texas (16) and Zita (12). Both are real fighters who also enjoy a bit of relaxation in the paddock or going on long country hacks with Markus.

The Holstein gelding Cantoro (9) is the young protégé at RC Markus, and his achievements to date show lots of potential.

Greatest achievements:

Competed in the World Equestrian Games in Caen (France) and the European Championships in Aachen (both with Texas), victory with Zita in the Sparkasse Youngsters Cup in Aachen, World Cups in London, Oslo, Helsinki, Bordeaux, Mechelen, numerous international competition victories including in Hong Kong and Shanghai, six-time national team champions in showjumpin

Favourite Ewalia product:

Definitely Nerve Care Liquid II; Markus says that it helps his horses' concentration in competitions.

 Dear Markus, we cordially welcome you to Team Ewalia. Your spirit and engagement are perfect complements to our team. We wish you all the best in your future competition plans and goals and we are keeping our fingers crossed for your success!