Show jumper, author, clinician and international competitor Anne Kursinski is one of the United States’ most accomplished and respected show jumping athletes.  Anne is known for her fluid, classical, American riding style.

Anne has been representing the U.S. for over 30 years.  She started her international career while still in high school, competing on the U.S. Nation’s Cup Team at Spruce Meadows.

In 1983, aboard Livius, she won individual and team gold medals in the Caracus, Venezuela Pan-American Games.  She became the first woman to win the Grand Prix of Rome, Italy, in May of 1983.

Anne was voted 1988 AHSA Horsewoman of the Year. In 1991, Anne was honored as the Leading Lady Rider at the World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden.  She went on to win the Grand Prix of Aachen, Germany, becoming the second woman and only the third American to ever win this event.  For her efforts, she was honored with the 1991 Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year.  In 1995, the AHSA declared her the HERTZ Equestrian of the Year.

In 1997, with the USET Show Jumping Team and Eros, she aided the U.S. Team to win the Nation’s Cup classes at Rome, St. Gallen, Switzerland and a 2nd place finish in Aachen, Germany in 1998.  She and Eros were 1st place qualifiers for the U.S. WEG Team that competed in Rome.  They went on to win 1st place in the $450,000 Gran Premio Pulsar in Monterrey, Mexico, being the 1st American and 1st female to win a leg of the Pulsar Triple Crown.

Ann and long-time partner Eros entered invitational record books by placing five times in the Budweiser American Invitational in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004, and she was also the winner of five first place victories at the prestigious American Gold Cup. 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.

In 2005, Anne and Roxana won the World Cup Qualifying event in the Idle Dice Classic and two weeks later finished 2nd in the Florida Open. They went on to the World Cup Finals and the U.S. Samsung Super League Team in LaBaule, France, Rome and St. Gallen, Switzerland. In 2006, Anne and Roxana won 3 Grand Prix classes in the U.S. including the world renowned Hampton Classic. They were again members of the successful US Super League Team at Falsterbo, Sweden, Hickstead, England and Dublin, Ireland.

Kursinski gained a new mount in 2008, Champ, a 16.3, 9 year old, Holstiener stallion. After having been imported for just 8 weeks, Champ and Anne qualified to compete on the Super League Team in La Baule, Rome, St. Gallen, Rotterdam and Aachen.