[ INTERESTING ] TOP 10 FAMOUS HORSE RIDERS IN THE WORLD

Anky van Grunsven (1980-2001)

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Theodora “Anky” van Grunsven is a Dutch dressage rider who has been phenomenally successful in her chosen discipline. She has won the Dressage World Cup a record of 9 times and has competed regularly at the European Dressage Championships, where she won seven individual medals and eight team medals between 1991 and 2009.

She has been linked with the controversial “rolkur” training method, though has distanced herself from this since it was banned in international competition. She began dressage training at age 12, and continued her successful career, even being named Rider Of The Century in 2001. Nowadays she trains her own horses, teaches students, holds clinics, and runs an equestrian clothing business.

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