Matthew Flynn

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Matthew Flynn

United States
  • 55 - Wizzerd


It will be a first Badminton for American rider Matthew Flynn (38) who is currently based in Wiltshire near Marlborough. In 2021 with Badminton entry Wizzerd Matthew completed Lexington 5* and at the end of the year was 6th in the Montelibretti 4*L.

Matt who is originally from Potomac in Maryland began riding aged 9 with Seneca Valley Pony Club. Aged 15 he competed in the North America Young Rider Championships and gained his PC ‘A’ badge. After school he graduated from the University of Delaware School of Business developing a business plan for importing training and selling upper level event horses – a plan he put into action. He now runs Flynn Sport Horses selling between 10 & 15 horses a year.

Matt has trained with Phillip Dutton, Karen and David O’Connor and Mara DuPuy.

Wizzerd is a 13-year-old Dutch-bred KWPN registered gelding. He is by the KWPN jumping stallion Wizzerd WV out of a mare by Oklund. He was selected and imported by Matt as a 5-year-old in The Netherlands and is the first horse Matt has retained long enough to reach 5* level. In 2016 the pair claimed the USEF Young Horse National Championship. They contested and completed Lexington 2019 a first 5* for both horse and rider.





KWPN, Netherlands, 2009
16.3hh , bay , gelding

Sire Wizzerd

Dam Amai (Oklund)

Breeder M.C.J.M. Burgers

Owner(s): Patrick & Kathleen Flynn
Merry Go Round Farm

Notable Results

2021 – Pratoni del Vivaro CCI4*L 6th Wizzerd

2021 – Montelibretti CCI4*S 12th Wizzerd

2021 – Boekelo CCIO4*L El Wizzerd

2021 – Lexington CCI5*L 21st Wizzerd

2021 – Tryon CCI4*S 17th Wizzerd

2021 – Raeford CCI4*S 9th Wizzerd