Charlotte and Mark McAuley

Charlotte McAuley

Charlotte was born in Geneva on December 31st 1988.

Awards and honours

  • Rising Star of the Year Award 2015 at the Swedish Federation’s annual gala.And in 2016 she was sent to the Rio Olympic Games as a reserve rider.

Following in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps she started riding at the age of 5 and fell in love with show jumping competition.

She worked her way up on the French national circuit for young riders up to the junior international level. In 2007 she won the bronze medal at the French ladies Championship aged only 19. She also represented France at two Young Rider European Championships in 2008 in Prague and 2009 in Hoofdorp (NED).

In 2012 Charlotte graduated from the Institute of Finance and Management (IFM) in Geneva with a Bachelor degree and two years later completed her Masters degree in International Trade from the Ecole Superieur de Gestion (ESG) in Paris in 2014.

During her studies she kept riding at a 3 and 4 star level and decided later to return to her family roots and took the Swedish nationality.

In 2015, she began riding under Swedish colours and, thanks to her numerous results, quickly joined the Swedish national team. Her 3rd place in the Grand Prix 1.60m of the CSIO5* in Falsterbo, among others, gave her the chance to take part in the European Championships in Aachen in 2015.

And in 2016 she was sent to the Rio Olympic Games as a reserve rider.

In 2015, Charlotte took over the reins of the family stable and launched “La Tuilière Competition” with her partner Mark McAuley, also a show jumper and member of the Irish team.
2017 will be a year of transition with the sale of her 2 best horses in the USA, Romane du Theil and Tiny Toon Semilly, but also the birth of their first child Viggo at the beginning of February 2018.

After a year without competition, Charlotte returned to the limelight in April 2018 with Valentino Tuilière, a product of the stud with whom she notably won an event at the CSI5*W in Sharjah.

At the end of 2019 Viggo became a big brother and Charlotte and Mark welcomed Billy.

Since 2020, Charlotte has been devoting herself to her family while managing the stables and her many renovation projects. She continues to compete and regularly places in CSI2* and 3* classes with the hope of finding a partner who will allow her to compete with Mark at a high level.

Mark McAuley

Mark McAuley was born in Dublin on 2 March 1987.

Awards and honours

  • The Academy Rookie of the Year 2017 award by Horse Sport Ireland
  • The Gain Nutrition/Irish field Star of the year 2017 award

Horses have always been part of Mark’s world. His maternal grandfather was what is known as a huntmaster. From the age of 5, he took part twice a week and loved it.

With a father who was an international show jumper and a mother who competed in eventing, it was only natural that Mark should turn to show jumping at the age of 12. Working at the family stables based at Ardee in County Louth, he began working with his father and enjoyed great success from an early age, winning the team bronze medal at the European Pony Championships at Necarne Castle and the title of Irish National Young Rider Champion in 2005.

He also represented Ireland at the 2004 European Junior Championships in Villamoura, Portugal.

In 2009, he left his parents’ stables and moved to Italy where he rode commercial horses for a stable based in Cervia for 2 years.

In 2011, he left Cervia to work for the Italian Valenzano Menada family in San Remo, riding their horses at the highest level. It was there that he was offered the opportunity to compete on the Global Champions Tour circuit for 4 consecutive years with good results.

In 2015, he moved this time to France, close to the Swiss border, to launch his own stables “La Tuilière Competition” with his partner Charlotte Mordasini, a member of the Swedish Jumping team.

In 2017, after two years building up his stakes for the top level, he is back in the top 80 of the Longines Rankings, as well as in the Irish national team for the Nations Cups.

He won the 5* Grand Prix at the CSI5*W of Lyon and will be a team member and reserve rider for the European Championships in Gotebörg, before concluding with a 1st qualification and participation in the FEI World Cup Final in Paris Bercy in April 2018.
He will reach the top 30 in the world in 2022, ranked 28th .

Since then, he has remained in the CSI5* rankings and is a regular member of the Irish Nations Cup team.

At the end of 2023, he finished 2nd in the Rolex Grand Prix of Geneva, one of the finest performances of his career.