Beatriz Ferrer-Salat Biography

Beatriz Ferrer-Salat is a Spanish Dressage Equestrian, born 11 March, 1966 .

She started  riding at age 15, and soon begun  training seriously in Dressage. The 1986 Selection of Barcelona to host the 1992 Summer Games Olympics inspired her to become a professional in the sport.

In 1990, Beatriz  moved to Germany in order to train with several German trainers of her choice.  Quiclky, riding Vital Robert Worislaw and Vital Robert Briliant, she begins showing consistent results at GP level , that lead , in 1996, to her first Olympic games and a 7th place by team.

In 1997, after the death of her trainer, Beatriz moves back to Spain to train with Jan Bemelmans and,  together with  her horse Beauvalais,  a long sequence of medals  begins :

                -at  the 2000  summer Olympics , for the first time,  a 10th position

-  at the 2002 WEG, she wins a Silver medal individually and a Bronze team

- at the Europeans in 2003, a Bronze individual and a Team silver

- at the European in 2005, another Team Bronze

- at the 2004  Olympics, Beatriz earns a Bronze medal on Beauvalais, and a Team Silver

After the retirement of Beauvalais, Ferrer-Salat trained and competed Faberge and Peter Pan, but it is with Delgado that she finds her top horse again, producing extremely high scores in GP.  Unfortunately, Delgado is prone to injuries, and couldnt  compete between 2010 and 2012  due toa  hoof  damage (Beatriz withdrew from  2010 WEG and 2012 Olympics).

Despite these set back and plague of injuries, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat  worked on the rehabilitation of Delgado, that came back at his top level in 2015 ( Victory in GPFS in Lyon,  Bronze in Aachen, Victory in Stuttgart, Spanish championship in 2016, 10th in the 2016 Olympics, …). 

Ferrer-Salat  is internationally regarded as an exceptionnally talented rider rand trainer, and “the most sucessful dressage rider in Spanish history”.  

Since 2010, Ferer-Salat trains with Dutch trainer Ton de Ridder but continues  basing  her activities from her barn in Gualba (Spain)