• April 29, 2022

heroes of horse riding

The top ten heroes of horse riding in the world today are high achieving, world champions with Olympic experience, and a few medals to their credit.

Here as under are the top 10 heroes of horse riding in the world:

Charlotte Dujardin

She had born on 13th July. French dressage horse rider who has been World Champion three times, European Champion seven times, and World Cup winner eight times in 2018. Her fame took off with the winning of three Olympic gold medals and setting three World Records with her famous dressage horse. She set records at both the 2012 Olympics and the 2016 Olympics. But she continues to ride and train, developing new horses to FEI levels. She is currently working with a mare named Mount St. John Freestyle.

Sir Mark Todd

He was born in New Zealand in 1956, and he is one of the most successful riders in history. He was voted Event Rider of the 20th Century by the FEI. He has won World Championships in 1978, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, and he also won Burghley five times and has won back-to-back Olympic titles in 1984, and in 2020, he announced his retirement from Eventing, but still stays involved in horse racing.

Pippa Funnell

She was born in 1968 as Philippa Rachel Nolan; she is a British event rider who has been World Champion three times, European Champion seven times, and World Cup winner eight times. She set records at both the 2012 Olympics and the 2016 Olympics. She continues to ride and train, developing new horses to FEI levels. She is currently working with a mare named Mount St. John Freestyle.

Steffen Peters

He was born in Germany in 1964, and he is one of the most successful riders in history. He was voted Event Rider of the 20th Century by the FEI. He has won World Championships in 1978, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, and he also won Burghley five times and has won back-to-back Olympic titles in 1984, and in 2020, he announced his retirement from Eventing, but still stays involved in horse racing.

Beezie Madden

She was born in 1963 as Elizabeth Ann Madden. She is an American show jumper and has been the world’s most successful female showjumper. She has medalled in several World Championships and Pan American Games as well. She plans to semi-retire following the 2020 Olympics but hopes to continue to train riders and horses. 6. Karen Magnussen, born in Denmark in 1967, is one of the most successful riders in history. She was voted Event Rider of the 20th Century by the FEI.

Michael Jung

He was born in 1982 in Germany. He is a professional German eventer and a three-time Olympic Gold Medallist. He is the second rider ever to win the Grand Slam of Eventing and was inducted into the Eventing Rider Hall of Fame.

Anky Van Grunsven

She was born in 1968, and she is a Dutch dressage rider who has been World Champion three times,

Isabell Werth

She is a star and stylish dressage rider born in Germany, 1969. She is currently a champion of the world. She has won five Olympians with ten medals in her pockets, and six of them were gold. She praises her horses for her success. She is very optimistic for her success incoming events in the future.

McLain Ward

He was born in 1975, and he is an American show jumper and a three-time Olympic Gold Medallist. He became the youngest rider ever to win the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s Show Jumping Derby at 14 in 1990. He is one of only seven riders to have medalled in each event at the Olympics.

Phillip Dutton

He was born in Australia in 1967; he is one of the most successful riders. He got two Olympic medals before moving to the U.S. in 1991. He serves in the U.S. now. He was also a competitor in the world championship and earned awards in the Pan American Games. He is a couch now and a founding member of the Rider Association of North America.

Certainly, we cannot and should not forget the efforts for the horse races they competed in, and they are the ones who stand by this game and try their hard to take this to the next level. Furthermore, other famous riders exist and more to discover in coming times.