Bettina Hoy

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Bettina Hoy

  • 34 - Designer 10


German Olympic rider Bettina Hoy (54) and Designer 10 placed 20th at Badminton 2016 and went on to Burghley where they finished sixth. In 2015 the combination competed as individuals at the European Championships at Blair Castle.

Bettina, a former European Champion was for many years based in the UK, but is now based in Warendorf, Germany, the home of the National German federation.

A longstanding member of the German team her achievements include; team bronze at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and team bronze at The Hague World Equestrian Games in 1994. In 1997 she won individual gold at the European Championships in Burghley on the British-bred Watermill Stream. In 2004 (Athens) Bettina almost made history as the first woman to become Olympic eventing champion, but lost her team and individual gold medals on a technical fault in the show jumping.

In 2005 she achieved her first four-star win at Luhmuhlen with her Athens partner Ringwood Cockatoo, with whom she then won team bronze at the 2005 Blenheim European Championships. In 2006 she won team gold at the Aachen World Equestrian Games and individual bronze at the 2007 European Championships and the following year (2008) won the four-star in Pau.

Bettina who trains with Christopher Bartle and German national coach Sebastian Langehanenberg, was formerly married to Australian Olympic triple gold medallist Andrew Hoy and the pair was based at Gatcombe in Gloucestershire.

This year she was appointed trainer to the Dutch national team.

 Designer 10 owned by the rider, is a 13-year-old Westphalian gelding by Dali X (Donnerhall-Lauries Crusador xx) out of a mare by the thoroughbred Conception (a son of the famous Acatenango). He was acquired as a five-year-old from his breeder in 2009 and in 2010 the pair was fifth in the World Young Horse Championships at Le Lions D’Angers and the following year 6th in the World seven-year-old.




Designer 10

WESTF, Germany, 2004
16.3hh , dark bay , gelding

Sire Dali X

Dam Caesy (Conception xx)

Breeder Wilfried Stute

Owner(s): Rider

Notable Results

2016 – Blenheim CCI3* 1st Seigneur Medicott

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 6th Designer 10

2016 – Belton CIC3* 10th Designer 10

2015 – Blair Castle CH-EU-3* 34th Designer 10

2015 – Aachen CICO3* 11th Designer 10

2015 – Belton CIC3* 9th Designer 10

2014 – Blenheim CCI3* 18th Designer 10

2014 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 8th Designer 10

2013 – Pau CCI4* 28th Lanfranco, WD Designer 10

2013 – Blair Castle CCI3* 5th Designer 10

2013 – Gatcombe British Novice 1st Seigneur Medicott

2012 – Boekelo CCIO3* 12th Designer 10

2012 – Burghley 10th Lanfranco TSF

2012 – Le Lions D’Angers CH-M-YH-C2* 6th Designer 10

2011 – Blenheim CCI3* 3rd Lanfranco TSF

2011 – Strzegom CCI3* 15th Lanfranco TSF

2010 – Boekelo CCI3* 22nd Lanfranco TSF

2009 – Lexington CCI4* 2nd Ringwood Cockatoo

2009 – Pau CCI4* 1st Ringwood Cockatoo

2007 – CH-EU-C3* 3rd Ringwood Cockatoo

2006 – WEG Aachen 6th Ringwood Cockatoo

2006 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 2nd Ringwood Cockatoo, 16th Peaceful Warrior

2005 – Blenheim CH-EU-C3* 24th Ringwood Cockatoo

2005 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 1st Ringwood Cockatoo

2003 – CH-EU-C3* Punchestown 23rd Ringwood Cockatoo

2003 – Burghley CCI4* 13th Woodsides Ashby

2002 – Boekelo CICO3* 1st Ringwood Cockatoo

2002 – Jerez WEG W/D Woodsides Ashby

1998 – Rome WEG El Watermill Stream

1997 – Burghley CH-EU-C3* 1st Watermill Stream

1996 – Atlanta OG 9th Watermill Stream

1995 – Pratoni CH-EU-C3* 12th Watermill Stream

1994 – Den Haag WEG 7th Watermill Stream

1984 – Los Angeles OG 14th Peacetime



2016 – 20th Designer 10

2015 – 5th Designer 10

2013 –EL Lanfranco TSF

2003 – 9th Ringwood Cockatoo

1997 –11th Watermill Stream

1985 – 33rd Peacetime