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Marco KUTSCHER

Marco KUTSCHER is a German athlete and competes in Jumping.

Name Marco KUTSCHER
FEI ID 10002137
Gender Male
Date of Birth 02/05/1975
Competing for Germany - GER
Registration Jumping 2016
Last update 30/12/2015
FEI Database

Jumping 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age six.
Why this sport? His parents encouraged him to ride.
Club / Team Stall Kutscher-Bitter: Bad Essen, GER
Name of coach Otto Becker [national], GER
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for Germany
Location Czech Republic
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Eva Bitter, daughters Madline and Christine
Residence Bad Essen, GER
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach
Languages German, English
General Interest
Most influential person in career Coach Ludger Beerbaum. (FEI, 28 Nov 2007)
Hero / Idol German equestrian Ludger Beerbaum. (FEI, 28 Nov 2007)
Injuries He sustained a muscle injury to his thigh in May 2013. (rp-online.de, 16 May 2013) An abductor strain meant he was unable to compete at the 2006 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Aachen, Germany. (kutscher-bitter.de, 27 Aug 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Talent alone is not enough. You also have to be lucky to be in the right place at the right time." (esmtoday.org, 19 Feb 2012)
Famous relatives His partner Eva Bitter has represented Germany in showjumping at World Cup and Nations Cup events. (kutscher-bitter.de, 20 Dec 2015; noz.de, 21 Mar 2014)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (welt.de, 19 Nov 2015)
Other information STABLES In July 2014 he and his partner Eva Bitter set up the tournament and training stables Stall Kutscher-Bitter in Bad Essen, Germany. (kutscher-bitter.de, 20 Dec 2015; pferd-aktuell.de, 21 Mar 2014; noz.de, 21 Mar 2014) DISQUALIFICATION AND FINE In June 2010 the International Equestrian Federation [FEI] Tribunal disqualified him from all placings at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing after finding he had violated anti-doping rules. He admitted treating his horse Cornet Oblensky with lactanase at the Games, and that the treatment had not been documented. However, he claimed that he believed the team veterinarian had followed the necessary protocol in order to ensure the treatment was within the rules. The FEI imposed a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs and ordered him to pay 5,000 Swiss francs in costs. (fei.org, 14 Jun 2010) HORSE INJURY He was unable to compete at the 2010 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Lexington, KY, United States of America, following an injury to his horse Cash. (pferdplus.com, 28 Sep 2010)