Sissy Max-Theurer

Personally dates:
married to Hans Max-Theurer since 1983
children: Victoria, born in 1985, and Johannes, born in 1987
citizenship: Austrian
date and place of birth: Linz on September 20, 1956
parents: Dr. Josef Theurer, industrialist, and Doris Theurer, teacher

Education:
1975 high school diploma from Hamerlingstr. High School in Linz
1981 training as certified riding instructor

special interests: equestrian sports, horse breeding

"Since my childhood I have been interested in animals, especially horses. In 1966, when I was 10 years old, I was allowed to begin riding lessons, at first only with trained horses. In 1968 I received the first horse of my own, a little Lipizzaner known as Flotzi. My mother began riding at this time as well and we had many happy times together on long outings on horseback. Then ambition took over and, in 1969, I started tournament riding. At first, I wasn?t very successful and my name could be found on the lower third of the result listings. I continually tried to improve and, in 1971, I won the youth championship in dressage riding. For a while I did well in jumping tests, reaching the class L/M. In 1973 I began working together with Hans, who later became my husband, and from that point on, my career sky-rocketed."

Achievements
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 National Champion in dressage riding
Many wins and places in international tournaments like Aachen/GER, Rom/ITA, Berlin/GER, M√ľnchen/GER, Kopenhagen/NED, Paris/FRA, Nizza/FRA, Goodwood/GBR, Dortmund/GER, Antwerpen/BEL usw.

1974 Participant in the European Youth Championships in Copenhagen/DEN
1975 Participant in the European Youth Championships in Fontainebleu/FRA
1976 Participant in the European Youth Championships in Deurne/NED
1977 Runner-up in the Austrian dressage riding
1978 Austrian national champion in dressage riding
1979 European national champion in dressage riding in Aarhus/DEN with Mon Cherie (Austrians beat the world-class elite)
1979 Austrian national champion in dressage riding
1980 Olympic Gold in Moscow with Mon Cherie
1980 Austrian national champion in dressage riding
1983 10th place in the European Championships in Aachen/GER with Acapulco
1983 Austrian national champion in dressage riding
1984 11th place in individual scores, Olympic games in Los Angeles/USA
1984 Austrian national champion in dressage riding
1985 Birth of daughter, Victoria
1986 Birth of son, Johannes
1991 Comeback in international dressage riding with Liechtenstein
1992 8th place in individual scores, Olympic games in Barcelona/ESP
1992 Austrian national champion in dressage riding
1993 12th place in individual scores, World Championships in the Haag/NED
End of active tournament career

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