Michael Jung

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Michael Jung

  • 38 - La Biosthetique Sam FBW


German Olympian Michael Jung (35), who is based in Altheim in the south German state of Baden-Wurttemburg, is currently the World’s most successful rider. He is number one in the World FEI ranking and with La Biosethique Sam the current Olympic Champion. With Sam he has completed Badminton three times, winning the Mitsubishi trophy in 2016 and in doing so the Rolex Grand Slam (for consecutive wins at Burghley, Lexington and Badminton). The pair has twice been second – on their first visit in 2013 and last year in 2017. Last year with FischerRocana he won the Lexington four-star – his second Lexington win with the mare – and his seventh four-star win.

In 2012 he became the first rider ever 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 ‘best athlete’ award.

In 2015 at Blair Castle, he won his third consecutive European Championship title – all on different horses – and won team gold. In 2014 he lost his World title to fellow German Sandra Auffarth – although won the individual silver and team gold. At the 2017 European Championships he lost his European title to Ingrid Klimke but won individual silver (FischerRocana). Michael has now won six individual championship titles and nine senior individual championship medals since his senior debut in 2009.

In 2015 with Sam 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.

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.

Michael is also an accomplished and regular competitor on the international jumping circuit and currently has several horses competing in international jumping competitions

He trains with Christopher Bartle and his father Joachim.

La Biosethique Sam is an 18-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 Happy Times and Butts Avedon. Sam has been produced by Michael since a four-year-old.





La Biosthetique Sam FBW

Germany, 2000
16.2hh , brown , gelding

Sire Stan the Man XX

Dam Halla (Heraldik XX)

Breeder Mr Günter Seiter

Owner(s): Family Jung & Joachim Jung, Horb-Altheim, Germany,
Erich Single, Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany,
DOKR, German Olympic Committee, Warendorf, Germany

Notable Results

2017 – Pau CCI4* w/d La Biosethique Sam

2017 – Burghley ret La Biosethique Sam

2017 – Strzegom CH-EU-CCI3* 2nd FischerRocana

2017 – Aachen CICO3* 2nd La Biosethique Sam

2017 – Lexington CCI4* 1st FischerRocana

2016 – Pau CCI4* 2nd Fischertakinou, 3rd FischerRocana FST

2016 – Rio OG 1st La Biosthetique Sam (team silver)

2016 – Aachen CICO3* 1st Fischertakinou, 6th La Biosethique Sam

2016 – Fontainebleau CIC03* 1st La Biosthetique Sam

2015 – Blair Castle CH-EU-C3* 1st Fischertakinou (team gold)

2015 – Burghley CCI4* 1st La Biosthetique Sam

2015 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 3rd La Biosthetique Sam, Ret Fischerrocana FST

2015 – Lexington CCI4* 1st FischerRocana FST, 3rd La Biosthetique Sam

2014 – Caen WEG 2nd FischerRocana FST (team gold)

2014 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 2nd FischerRocana FST

2013 – Malmo CH-EU-CCI3* 1st Halunka FBW

2012 – London OG 1st La Biosethique Sam (team gold)

2012 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 1st Leopin FST

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 Sam

2009 – Strzegom CIC3*W final 1st La Biosethique Sam

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


2017 – 2nd La Biosethique Sam

2016 – 1st La Biosethique Sam

2013 – 2nd La Biosethique Sam