In the world of eventing, Ros Canter has etched her name in the history book, by becoming the seventh rider, and the first female, to achieve the remarkable feat of winning three or more CCI4*-L/CCI5*-L events in a single season.
Ros finished top of the leaderboard at Badminton Horse Trials 8 May, 2023. Undaunted by the terrible weather, she led from the start of the competition on Michelle Saul’s 11-year-old Lordships Graffalo.
In August, the super duo then went on to be crowned European Individual Champions and also led Britain to team gold. After the Europeans, Ros spoke of her Badminton success being "a massive box ticked and I never thought it could get much better. I’ve got ‘Walter’ to thank for it.
Then in September, Ros delivered the best Blenheim 4*-L finishing score of the last 14 years, this time on board Izilot DHI. This proved to also be an international PB for Izilot DHI, making the 10-year-old second on the list of highest international career wins for his age.
Ros Canter's historic season will undoubtedly inspire a new generation of eventers, showcasing the incredible heights that can be reached through dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence. Her legacy as the seventh rider and the first female to achieve this milestone will forever shine as a beacon of inspiration in the world of equestrian sports.
As the sun sets on the 2023 eventing season, Ros Canter's name will forever be synonymous with excellence, breaking barriers, and making history in the world of eventing.