Marc Wirths was born on 12 December 1978 in Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Together with his wife Eva Maria and his daughter Sophia Victoria he lives in St. Johann.
Marc’s attachment to horses was already in his cradle: his father Jürgen Wirths belonged to the A-squad of German dressage riders for many years, with his successful horse “Souverän” he was able to win the German championship twice. Marc’s grandfather Fritz Wirths, a former cavalry coach, riding instructor and judge, also found his luck on the back of the horses.
In his early childhood, Marc’s interest was exclusively in football and less in horses. It was only when his father Jürgen started building his own equestrian facility in the early 1990s that Marc’s interest in equestrian sports began to grow.
From dressage to jumping
At the beginning Marc started successfully in dressage – trained by his father. In 1995 he even placed successfully at the German Championships. Nevertheless, Marc was more and more attracted by the jumping sport, it soon became clear that this was his passion.
In 1998 Marc got the opportunity to train with the Beerbaum couple. For one year he moved from his parents’ riding school to Thedinghausen, to the riding school of Markus Beerbaum and his wife Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum with his horses.
Marc’s breakthrough in international sports occurred in 2001, when his self-trained gelding “Warrior W” placed sixth in the Grand Prix of the Federal Republic of Germany at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund. In the same year he won the Grand Prix of Pontedera in Italy as well as the Nations Cup of Poznań in Poland with the German team.
Parallel to his increasingly successful sporting career, Marc also studied business administration. A second mainstay, which he benefits of in his entrepreneurship now.
From hobby to profession
In 2003 Marc turned his hobby into his profession and founded his own company, the M. Wirths Sportpferde GmbH & Co. KG.
Competitions continued to be the focus of his life, almost every weekend Marc and the horses of M. Wirths Sportpferde GmbH & Co. KG, could be found at the biggest shows in Europe and beyond. It was a very important and formative time, in which he celebrated many great successes.
Economic success before sporting success
Over time, however, Marc’s focus has clearly shifted from sports to business. While in the past Marc’s riding career was the main focus, today he is successfully dedicated to the training of young talented show jumpers and their sale as well as to the procurement of horses.
United under the brand name of M. Wirths Sportpferde GmbH & Co. KG, he is able to combine all the components of a serious sales partner, a successful show rider and an economically long-term thinking entrepreneur in an ideal way.
From junior/young rider horse, amateur to five-star winners and championship horses – successful references of M. Wirths Sportpferde GmbH & Co. KG can be found on all important show grounds of the world