Rosalind Canter

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Rosalind Canter

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


British rider Rosalind Canter (38) won the event last year having been second in 2022 both times with Lordships Graffalo. Later in the year the combination claimed team and individual European Championship gold. In the 2022 World championships in Pratoni the pair was the highest placed of the British team in 4th place – she was the former World champion 2018-2022.

Last year with 2024 Badminton entry Izilot DHI she was the winner of Pau – the horse’s first 5* – the pair having just five weeks earlier won Blenheim (4*L) and Blair Castle (4*s).  She is currently #2 in the FEI World rider ranking.

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. In 2018 with Allstar B Ros won team and individual gold at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon (the pair was 3rd at Badminton) and in 2019 were members of the British gold medal team at the European Championships in Avenches.

Ros enjoys producing young horses and has been a regular finalist at the Burghley Young Event Horse finals.

Ros trains with Ian Woodhead and Chris Bartle. She enjoys sport and cherishes family time with partner Christopher McAleese and their four-year-old daughter.

Izilot DHI is a Dutch-bred KWPN registered 11-year-old gelding. He is by Zavala VDL out a mare by Marlon. He was acquired from DHI Event Horses in 2018 as a five-year-old. He has been produced by Ros and the pair has won 9 FEI classes including his first 5* at Pau in 2023. Ros describes him as ‘quite spooky and shy but affectionate and really athletic’.



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

2023 – Pau CCI5*L 1st Izilot DHI

2023 – Blenheim CCI4*L 1st Izilot DHI

2023 – Le Pin au Haras CH-EU-CCI4*L 1st Lordships Graffalo

2023 – Blair Castle CCI4*S 1st Izilot DHI

2023 – Alnwick CCI4*S 2nd Izilot DHI

2022 – Pratoni CH-M-C 4th Lordships Graffalo

2022 – Burghley CCI5*L 11th Pencos Crown Jewel

2022 – Bramham CCI4*L 2nd Pencos Crown Jewel

2022 – Bicton CCI5*L 4th Pencos Crown Jewel

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


2023 – 1st Lordships Graffalo

2022 – 2nd Lordships Graffalo

2018 – 3rd Allstar B

2017 – 5th Allstar B

2016 – WD after dressage Allstar B