Date of birth: 2 August 1984 in Lübeck, Germany
Brothers and sisters: Henrik, Niklas, Moritz, Marie
Education: Bachelor in management studies
Social engagement: Ambassador of the Ann-Kathrin-Linsenhoff-UNICEF-Foundation
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite music: Charts and classics
Favourite food: Pizza salami with extra cheese and chilli
Favourite drink: Apple spritzer
Perfect holiday: St. Moritz, Switzerland
Helmet partner: Casco - Safety first!
Official supplier: Animo Italia
When did you first start riding?
The first time I sat on horseback, I was about one year old - seated in the saddle in front of my father. I was five when I got my first pony. It was at Christmas, and the Shetland pony mare Susi was the present waiting for me under the tree. That was when I first began serious riding.
Is it all dressage for you, or are there other disciplines too?
I have done a full hour of vaulting, and I've also done some jumping with my uncle, Karsten Huck. But that was just for the riding insignia. Following in my father's footsteps, my preference was clear from the very outset: It was dressage I wanted to do!
What role do horses play in your family?
I have been involved with horses my entire life. My father Klaus Martin Rath is a trainer and instructor. I train with him daily at the Schafhof which is also home to a total of 48 horses. My stepmother Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff is one of the most successful of all dressage horsewomen and is, like my uncle Karsten Huck, bronce Medallist of Seoul 1988. We breed horses here in Kronberg, my mother Melita Huck is an equestrian photographer and was an active horse rider herself - it's hard to imagine a "horsier" life than that! Horses are my passion, my mission, my past, and my future as well.
Who has had the greatest sporting influence on you?
My father - no doubt about it!
Who do you look up to most?
Again, no doubt about it - my father, because I believe he's a superb trainer.
What's your favourite tournament?
In terms of indoor events, definitely the Festival Hall Riding Tournament in Frankfurt, and Wiesbaden among the outdoor events! They're not only both right on my doorstep, so to speak, both of them are also events with a simply fantastic tradition.
What are your sporting ambitions?
I'd like to be able to train horses independently, correctly and successfully. And, as a member of the A-squad of the German team, I'd love to clock up one success after another. Right up top of my sporting wish list, however, is to be able to compete for a medal position in international championships or in the Olympic Games.
What does your day-to-day routine look like?
I'm usually in the saddle by half past six, riding four or five horses. After the training I work in the office of the Schafhof. By the afternoon I'm usually riding or seeing to the young horses and the breeding mares and for example Totilas or Bretton Woods, too. We usually all get together for our evening meal and after we have a relaxing evening.