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Paul Tapner, also known as TAPERZ is a professional eventing rider who is an Australian eventing team member and previous winner of Badminton Horse Trials. Paul is renowned as one of the very best cross country riders in the world. An extremely driven, hardworking and likeable event rider, Paul is a regular face and consistent performer on both the UK and international eventing circuits.
Nick Gauntlett, is a top international event rider, competing at Badminton, Blenheim and Gatcombe to name a few. As well as riding internationally Nick also is a British Eventing Accredited Coach and BHSI. He regularly holds training clinics at his facilities at Chescombe Farm in Chipping Sodbury.
Sara Algotsson Ostholt
Sara Algotsson Ostholt, Olympic silver medalist and individually ranked 4th Championship CH-M-YH-CCI1 in Le Lion d'Angers (FRA). In 2008, after leaving her job of 13 years, she moved from Sweden to Warendorf, Germany with three of the family horses and settled in with her then boyfriend Frank Ostholt, whom later became her husband.
Frank Ostholt, Olympic gold medalist and world gold medalist. Awarded the Silberne Lorbeerblatt (Silver Laurel Leaf) in 2005 and 2008. He works for the German Olympic Equestrian Committee (DOKR) in Warendorf, Germany.
Nicolas Touzaint is a French professional horserider specialising in three-day eventing. He was born into a family already known for its performance in equestrianism: his father, Jean-Yves Touzaint, was champion of France eventing in 1975 and 1976. On 4 May 2008 Nicolas became the first Frenchman to win at Badminton Horse Trials.
Originally hailing from Texas, Clark is one of America's leading event riders. Over the years he has had the opportunity to train under the watchful eyes of many of the top instructors of the sport. Currently, Clark (with his wife Jessica) rides and trains out of Silverwood Farm in the Cotswolds, England.
Matt Brown is from Petaluma, California and began riding at the age of six. He continued his career as a young rider, competing through the Advanced level of eventing with his horse Maximum Speed. In 2003, Brown met Cecily Clark, and together they started East West Training Stables. Matt continues to compete with much success through the three-star level of eventing, as well as enjoying success in the dressage ring on the American circuit. Matt also studies the self-defense art of Kenpo Karate, achieving the rank of Shodan (black belt). Matt incorporates the philosophies, body awareness, and balancing techniques that he has learned in the martial arts to enrich his riding and training.
Natalie Povey, para equestrian dressage rider on the World Class Para Equestrian Dressage Development Programme, aiming to compete in future international competitions and Paralympic games. Natalie has represented Great Britain at several international para dressage competitions. In 2010 British Dressage Wales gave Natalie the Para Rider Award, in recognition of her hard work and commitment to dressage.