Daniel Etter and his wife, Marie Etter Pellegrin, always have a selection of horses available for sale. Besides their activities concerning the selling of horses, both compete internationally in showjumping at the highest level and spend a lot of time training young horses and coaching students.
In addition to his wins and placings at Swiss national championships, Daniel Etter achieved numerous international successes; together with his horse Peu à Peu, he in particular won Team Gold with the Swiss team and finished sixth individually being the most successful Swiss rider at the European Championships 2009 in Windsor. In the same year, he won the World Cup qualifiers in Oslo, Helsinki and 's-Hertogenbosch. He also jumped with the Swiss team at the WEG in Kentucky and at the World Cup finals in Las Vegas. Daniel is now building up his string of young horses to compete on. Similar to his father, he is a horse dealer first and always sells his top horses when the opportunity arises.
Daniel’s wife, Marie Etter Pellegrin, who is a native of France, competed as part of the French team at the WEG in Kentucky where they won Team Silver. Her successful horse, Admirable, had been sourced by Gerhard Etter. Marie represented France internationally as a Junior and Young Rider where she won Team Gold at the European Championships for Young Riders in 2000. Following a change of nationalities, Marie now rides for Switzerland. She also invests a lot of time in training talented young horses. She enjoys working with young horses and producing them to reach Grand Prix level.
Similar to the Etters, Marie comes from a family with a long association with horses. Her parents, Jean Francois and Cathy Pellegrin, used to own the famous Selle Français stallion Galoubet. Jean Francois Pellegrin was French Vice Champion in eventing, behind Michel Robert. Cathy Pellegrin was Champion Lady rider in showjumping in France and Marie’s grandfather was “Maître de Manège du Cadre Noir of Saumur“.
Besides the training of young horses, Daniel and Marie dedicate a lot of time to training and coaching young riders with many of their students competing at the top level.