Lynn Symansky

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Lynn Symansky

United States
  • 50 - Donner


It will be a first Badminton for American rider Lynn Symansky (34) who with her Badminton entry Donner was reserve for the American Olympic team. The pair was a member of the team at the 2014 World Equestrian Games and completed Burghley 2015 (14th) and Lexington 2016.

Lynn is based near Middleburg Virginia where she runs her training business and yard. She has ridden all her life and is an A test graduate of the US Pony Club and a USEA ICP certified instructor. She has trained with Jim Wofford, Phillip Dutton and Mark Phillips and currently trains with David O’Connor.

In 2003 with former ride No It Tissant she was named to the USET High Performance list and the pair competed at the Pan Am Games as individuals finishing in 10th place. In 2007 she made her four-star debut at Lexington.

In 2011 with Burghley entry Donner she represented the US at the 2011 Pan Am Games winning team gold.

Donner owned by the Donner Syndicate is a 14-year-old 17.1hh American-bred Thoroughbred gelding. He is by the French-bred Gorky Park (who ran over jumps) out of a mare by Smarten and was acquired by Lynn off the track as a five-year-old after six starts and poor results. In 2013 he was the US top ‘off the track thoroughbred.





TB, USA, 2003
17.0hh , bay , gelding

Sire Gorky Park

Dam Smart Jane (Smarten)

Breeder Dresden Farm

Owner(s): Donner Syndicate Llc, Virginia, USA

Notable Results

2017 – Raeford CIC3* 6th Donner

2016 – Reddick FL CIC3* 6th Donner

2016 – The Plains VA CICO3* 12th Donner

2016 – Lexington CCI4* 17th Donner

2016 – Raeford NC CIC3* 3rd Donner

2015 – Burghley CCI4* 14th Donner

2015 – The Plains VA 2nd Donner

2015 – Lexington CCI4* 12th Donner

2014 – Caen WEG 46th Donner

2014 – Bromont CIC3* 1st Donner

2013 – Pau CCI4* 13th Donner

2013 – Lexington CCI4* 5th Donner

2011 – Guadalajara Pan Am Games 22nd Donner

2008 – Lexington CCI4* 19th No It Tissant

2007 – Lexington CCI4* 19th No It Tissant

2003 – Elkton MD Pan Am Games C3* 10th No It Tissant