Giovanni Ugolotti

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Giovanni Ugolotti

  • 32 - Cult Rewind


Italian rider Giovanni Ugolotti (35) is based near Naunton in Gloucestershire. Giovanni last competed at Badminton in 2016 when he gained his first completion with Oplitas with he represented Italy at the European Championships at Blair Castle.

In October 2017 Giovanni married Canadian international rider Kathryn Robinson and the pair run Cranford Stud Eventing.

Giovanni began eventing in Italy and progressed up the levels finishing 4th in the 1999 Italian Junior Championships. From 2002 – 2007 he was a member of the Italian Army Equestrian Team before coming to England in May 2008 where he worked for Andrew Nicholson and rode young horses for Tristram Owers.

In 2008 he placed 1st and 2nd at Hartpury CCI*, and won the Pau CIC2*. In 2010 he finished 12th at Pau CCI4* taking the prize for the ‘best first timer’. In 2013 Giovanni made his senior championship debut, at the European Championships in Malmo, jumping double clear with Stilo Kontika as members of the fourth placed Italian team.The following year with Stilo Kontika he made his Badminton debut and that year (2014) the combination represented Italy at the WEG and finished in 22nd place. In 2015 he gained his best result to date, winning the CCI3* at Ballindenisk (Oplitas).

Cult Rewind is a 14-year-old Irish-bred gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Cult Hero (sire of event horses Bay My Hero, Flying Machine, The Deputy, Westwood Mariner) out of Miss P by the well-known sport horse sire Puissance. He was produced as a novice by Olivia Craddock – Giovanni acquired the ride in 2011. Badminton is the horses first four-star.




Cult Rewind

ISH, Ireland, 2004
16.2hh , grey , gelding

Sire Cult Hero

Owner(s): Charlotte Armstrong and The Team Hero Syndicate, c/o Cheltenham, Glos.

Notable Results

2017 – Montelibretti CCI2* 1st Duke of Champion

2017 – Blenheim CCI3* 16th Cult Rewind

2017 – Millstreet CIC3* 16th Cult Rewind

2017 – Hartpury CIC3* 24th Cult Rewind

2017 – Tattersalls CICO3* 20th Cult Rewind

2016 – Boekelo CICO3* 22nd Cult Rewind

2015 – Ballindenisk CCI3* 13th Oplitas

2015 – Blair Castle CH-EU-CCI3* El Oplitas

2015 – Ballindenisk (1) 1st Oplitas

2014 – Blenheim CCI3* 43rd Oplitas

2014 – Caen WEG 22nd Stilo Kontika

2013 – Malmo CH-EU-C3* 25th Stilo Kontika

2013 – Tattersalls CCI3* 5th Stilo Kontika

2012 – Pau CCI4* Ret Stilo Kontika

2012 – Montelibretti CICO3* 4th Oplitas

2012 – Saumur CCI3* 15th Stormhill Kossack

2010 – Pau CCI4* 12th Stormhill Kossack


2016 – 35th Oplitas

2015 – Ret Stilo Kontika

2014 – Ret Stilo Kontika