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Rosalind Canter

Great Britain
  • 10 - Allstar B
  • 106 - Lordships Graffalo

Biography

British rider Rosalind Canter (36) last competed at Badminton in 2018 gaining 3rd place with Allstar B. Later that year the pair won team and individual gold at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon. Last year they were members of the British gold medal team at the European Championships in Avenches. It will be a first event at the level for Lordships Graffalo who had a successful season in 2021 winning two 4*S classes and taking second place in both his 4*L events. Ros is currently 12th in the FEI World rider rankings.

Rosalind who is based near Louth in Lincolnshire grew up on the family farm at Hallington where she is now based. She spent her childhood riding around the farm with her parents and two sisters and was an active member of the South Wold Hunt North PC, producing her ponies from an early age. Silver Curtis, her first horse set her down the road of affiliated eventing. They were short listed for the junior team and together completed their first advanced class.

Ros then studied Sport Science at Sheffield Hallam University, playing first team hockey as well as juggling horses and eventing. After graduating she went travelling for four months and decided on her return to pursue a career in eventing. In 2008 she took a summer job with Judy Bradwell that turned into four years. During this time she qualified horses for the Burghley Young Event Horse Final and the Young Horse Eventing Championships (winning both in 2011 with Cekatinka) and also represented Great Britain in the World University Equestrian Championships in Algeria, winning a silver medal in the show jumping. In 2010 she was reserve champion in the six-year-old class of the World Championships in Le Lions and won her first three-day event, the CCI1* at Osberton.  At the end of 2011 Ros decided to run her own yard and in 2013 completed her first three-star and in 2014 was selected for her first British Nations Cup team. In 2015 she made her four-star debut at Burghley winning best ‘British first-timer’.

She gained her first Badminton completion in 2017 when 5th with Allstar B and subsequently made her first senior team appearance at the European Championships in Strzegom finishing 5th individually and winning a team gold medal. She also rode Zenshera in his first four-star at Luhmuhlen and he finished her successful year with 7th place at Pau.

Ros enjoys producing young horses and has been a regular finalist at the Burghley Young Event Horse finals. Ros trains with Caroline Moore, Ian Woodhead and Chris Bartle. She enjoys sport and cherishes family time with partner Christopher McAleese and their two-year-old daughter.

 

Allstar B owned by Caroline Moore and rider is a Dutch-bred KWPN 17-year-old gelding. He is by the Selle Francais international showjumper Ephebe For Ever (a son of Galoubet A) out of Narenca B by the showjumper Ekstein. His half-sister Vienna also competed in eventing and was 9th at Strzegom in 2016 (where Allstar B was 3rd) for Dutch rider Jeanette Chardon. Another half-sister competed in grand prix jumping in the USA.  Allstar B was acquired from Vere Phillips and formerly ridden by his owner Caroline Moore and Emily Parker. Ros took the ride in 2013 when Caroline started training the British Junior team.

Lordship Graffalo (aka Walter) owned by Michele Saul, is a British-bred SHB(GB) registered 10-year-old gelding. Bred by Lordships Stud at Writtle College under the guidance of Penny Wallace he is by Grafenstolz out of Cornish Queen by the former advanced stallion Rock King. (Cornish Queen was bred by Bridget Parker out of the advanced mare Cornish Faer). Cornish Queen is also the dam of Pencos Crown Jewel bred by Pennie Wallace and ridden by Ros to 4th place in the 5* at Bicton last year. Graffalo was started as a 3-year-old by Ros who has produced him apart from his seven-year-old year when Tom McEwen took the reins while Ros was pregnant – the pair was 9th in the world Championships at le Lions. A successful 2021saw the pair score two 4*S wins and two 4*L second places. Badminton will be a first at the level for Graffalo.

 

Entries

Allstar B

KWPN, Netherlands, 2005
17.0hh , bay , gelding

Sire Ephebe Forever

Dam Narenca B (Ekstein)

Breeder Van Den Burg

Owner(s): Caroline Moore
& Rider

Lordships Graffalo

SHBGB, United Kingdom, 2012
17.1hh , bay , gelding

Sire Grafenstolz

Dam Cornish Queen (Rock King)

Breeder Lordships Stud

Owner(s): Michele Saul

Notable Results

2021 – Avenches CH-EU-CCI4*L 45th Allstar B

2021 – Blenheim CCI4*L 2nd Lordships Graffalo

2021 – Blair Castle CCI4*S 1st Lordships Graffalo

2021 – Bicton CCI4*S 1st Lordships Graffalo, 3rd Allstar B

2021 – Aston Le Walls CCI4*S 1st Lordships Graffalo, 14th Allstar B

2020 – Burgham CCI4*L 1st Allstar B

2019 – Ballindenisk CCI4*L 1st Allstar B

2018 – Tryon WEG 1st Allstar B

2017 – Pau CCI4* 7th Zenshera

2017 – Strzegom CH-EU-CCI3* 5th Allstar B

2017 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 9th Zenshera

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 25th Allstar B

2015 – Burghley CCI4* 37th Allstar B

2011 – Aston Le Walls CIC2* CH-EU Rural 12th Vermeer

Badminton

2018 – 3rd Allstar B

2017 – 5th Allstar B

2016 – WD after dressage Allstar B