11 Mar 1966

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
EQU Equestrian Dressage Team 7
Dressage Individual 17


Location Event Status
Equestrian Park
Equestrian Park

Biographical Information


Olympic Games
YearLocationDressage IndividualDressage Team
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA107
2004Athens, GRE32
2000Sydney, NSW, AUS105
1996Atlanta, GA, USA327

World Equestrian Games
YearLocationDressage IndividualGP SpecialDressage Team
2018Tryon, NC, USA-136
2002Jerez de la Frontera, ESP2-3
1998Rome, ITA32-6

European Championships
YearLocationGP SpecialDressage Team
2019Rotterdam, NEDEL6

World Cup Western European League
1Grand Prix Freestyle2018/2019Madrid, ESP
2Grand Prix Freestyle2017/2018Lyon, FRA

GP - Grand Prix, NS - Not Started, RT - Retired, WD - Withdrawn, EL - Eliminated
Bea (ecuestre.es, 24 May 2018)
Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer, Translator
Translation/interpretation - Autonomous University of Barcelona [UAB], Spain
Husband Rafael Fontana
Catalan, English, German, Spanish
Villa Equus [Gualba, ESP]
Ton De Ridder [personal], NED, from 2011; Bernadette Pujals [personal], MEX
Her father Carlos Ferrer was Spanish tennis champion in 1953. In 1986, when Barcelona was selected as host city for the 1992 Olympic Games, he was president of the Spanish Olympic Committee [COE]. (beatrizferrersalat.es, 15 Mar 2014)
She does not remember exactly when she began riding horses but does recall sleeping in the barn during her summer holidays so she could get up early and go riding. (beatrizferrersalat.es, 15 Mar 2014)
As a teenager she asked her father for a horse, but he wanted to make sure her passion for the sport was not just a passing interest. So she joined the Real Barcelona Polo Club in Spain at age 15 and took her first riding lessons. "After a year my father saw that I was serious and decided to buy my first horse. One day while riding without any control the dressage teacher at the club Pepe Arno stopped me and asked if I wanted to learn to ride better. I started taking classes with Pepe and that's how my adventure started in the world of dressage." (beatrizferrersalat.es, 15 Mar 2014)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ecuestre.es, 28 Oct 2020)
Winning medals at the 2002 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. (ociocaballo.com, 01 Jun 2020)
Her father. (as.com, 19 Jan 2019)
"Often the career of an athlete only shines when he wins titles and steps on the podium, but where an athlete is really made is when nobody sees him, working and struggling every day." (Facebook page, 30 Oct 2020)
She received the 2004 Princess Sofia Award after being named Best Sportswoman of the Year by the Superior Council of Sports in Spain. (elcorreo.com, 07 Jul 2016; vadecaballos.com, 2006)

In 2002 she received the Silver Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit in Spain. (elcorreo.com, 07 Jul 2016; vadecaballos.com, 2006)

General Interest

In 2004 she took ownership of Villa Equus in Gualba, Spain, where she trains horses and riders. (ociocaballo.com, 01 Jun 2020; eurodressage.com, 17 Feb 2019; equisens.es, 12 Feb 2017)

In September 2018 she was elected to the athletes' committee of the International Equestrian Federation [FEI]. Earlier in 2018 she had started serving with the High Performance Sport Commission of the Spanish Olympic Committee [COE], which aims to develop elite sport in Spain. In June 2017 she became one of the founding members of the athletes' commission set up by the Royal Spanish Equestrian Federation [RFHE]. Her international teammates Jose Antonio Garcia Mena and Jose Daniel Martinez Dockx were also part of the initial delegation. (eurodressage.com, 09 Dec 2020; rfhe.com, 05 Nov 2020; horselife.es, 19 Mar 2019; eventingnation.com, 25 Sep 2018; coe.es, 24 May 2018; lilyforado.com, 27 Sep 2017)

She went to Germany in about 1990 to continue her training in Munster, where she spent five years with the Theodorescu family. From 1995 she spent several years with Herbert Rehbein in Hamburg, whom she credits with teaching her to solve problems and believe in herself. In 1997 she decided to return to Spain. (beatrizferrersalat.es, 15 Mar 2014)

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