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Anne and Starman Winners of the
CHIO Grand Prix of Aachen, Germany

Anne Kursinski is one of the all-time leading riders in U.S. show jumping history. She is a five time Olympian with two team silver medals from the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta with Eros and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, where she also tied for fourth individually aboard her famed mount Starman. She won individual and team gold medals in the 1983 Pan-American Games in Caracus, Venezuela.

Anne started riding at age 4 and began her International career while she was in high school. She has won nearly every major equestrian competition there is to win. Some of her major wins include the Grand Prix of Aachen, the American Invitational, the American Gold Cup, the Hampton Classic, the Grand Prix of Rome and the Gran Premio Pulsar in Monterrey, Mexico. She has ridden on 47 U.S. Nations’ Cups teams, and she has competed in 10 World Cup Finals.  Anne has been a member of 3 U.S. World Equestrian Games Teams.

Kursinski’s outstanding results over the decades have earned her many accolades. In 1988 and 1992 Anne was named AHSA Horsewoman of the Year and in 1995 Equestrian of the Year. In 1991, she won the Leading Lady Rider award at the FEI World Cup Finals in Gothenburg and the U.S. Olympic Committee named her Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year. That year, L’Annee Hippique ranked her as the number one American and number one female rider in the world. In 2011 she was voted America’s Favorite Show Jumping Equestrian. In 2017 she was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.

Anne’s passion for the show ring and sport remains strong. Along with competing and winning with her horse Caspar’s

United States Show Jumping team gold at the 1983 Pan American Games in Venezuela with (left to right) Michael Matz, Leslie Burr-Howard, Donald Cheska, and Anne Kursinski. Kursinski and Matz went on to win individual gold and bronze respectively.

Lasino, Anne has been very involved in the development and promotion of the sport.  She is a USHJA clinician, member of the USHJA and USET Executive Committees and USEF Board of Directors. Anne is the Chef d’Equipe for the U.S. Show Jumping Development program and was a selector for the 2014 WEG bronze medal winning U.S. team in Normandy, France and the 2016 Rio Olympics’ Silver Medal Winning U.S. team. She has also been an analyst on show jumping telecasts.

In 2012, she released the second edition of her successful book, Anne Kursinski’s Riding and Jumping Clinic and in 2015, she launched an online instructional site, Riding and Jumping Mentor where members benefit from her vast knowledge via instructional videos and articles. For more information, go to www.ridingandjumpingmentor.com.

Through her Market Street facility in Frenchtown, NJ, Kursinski uses her talents to help riders achieve their goals. Anne has worked with many top riders such as Hunter Holloway, Victoria Birdsall, Karen Polle and Eventers, Matt Brown and Will Coleman Jr. She also assists students and professionals that ship in for lessons and meet her at the shows. Kursinski enjoys teaching clinics all over the country as well as her regular clients and students. Watching them learn and be successful is very gratifying for her.

  • Member of forty-seven United States Nations Cup Teams
  • Member of five United States Show Jumping Olympic Teams
  • Member of three World Equestrian Games Teams
  • Competed in ten World Cup Finals
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Equestrian Federation
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation
  • Member of the USHJA Executive Committee
  • Chef d’Equipe for the U.S. Show Jumping Development program
  • Inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 2017
  • Selector for the Rio Olympics in 2016
  • Selector for the Rio Olympics in 2016
  • In 2015, Anne launched her online teaching website, Riding and Jumping Mentor
  • In 2014 Anne was a selector for the WEG bronze medal winning U.S. team in Normandy, France
  • In 2012, Anne released the second edition of her book, Anne Kursinski’s Riding and Jumping Clinic
  • In 2012 Anne served as USEF chef d’equipe at the CSIOYJ in Belgium
  • USHJA Emerging Athletes Program clinician
  • In 2011, Kursinski was voted America’s Favorite Show Jumping Equestrian
  • 2008 Olympic Games - Hong Kong Team USA Alternate
  • 1998 -First American and first woman to win (Eros) $450,000 Pulsar Crown Grand Prix, Monterrey, Mexico
  • 1996 Olympic Games - Atlanta Team USA Silver Medal (aboard Eros)
  • 1995 AHSA/Hertz Equestrian of the Year
  • 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Team USA 5th Place
  • 1992 AHSA Horsewoman of the Year
  • 1991 USOC (US Olympic Committee) Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year
  • 1st CHIO Grand Prix of Aachen, Germany—second woman and third American to win (Starman)
  • 1991 Ranked #1 Female and #1 American - L'Annee Hippique World Show Jumping Rating
  • Team member, 1990 World Equestrian Games, Stockholm, Sweden Team 4th
  • 1988 Olympic Games Seoul - Team USA Silver Medal, 4th place individual
  • Honored - 1988 AHSA Horsewoman of the Year
  • 1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles
  • 1983 Pan American Games Caracus - Team USA Gold Medal, Individual Gold Medal
  • 1st Grand Prix of Rome - Italy in 1983 (1st American to win this event)