Bettina Hoy

Bettina Hoy won bronze with the team at the 1984 Olympic Games in what was then called the military eventing event, and bronze at the team world championship in 1994. Three years later she became European champion and won gold medals at the German Championships in 2002 and 2004, and bronze in 1983 and 1995. In 2005, she won her first four-star eventing test (now CCI5*-L), the CCI Luhmühlen, with her successful horse Ringwood Cockatoo. At the 2004 Olympic Games she completed the eventing competition, in which the evaluation of the ride was counted both for the team competition and for the individual in gold position. However, she accidentally crossed the start line during a short one-lap session, which earned her 12 penalty points for timing out. Thus, she dropped back to ninth place in the individual competition, in the team competition the German team was downgraded to fourth place due to the added individual results. At the 2006 World Equestrian Games, Bettina Hoy was again a member of the German team, which this time was able to prevail against the competition. She won gold in the team. With 9.00 points in the final jumping she was denied the individual medal, after places 1 (after dressage) and 2 (after cross country). She finished sixth. At the 2008 Olympic Equestrian Games in Hong Kong, she could not participate because her horse Ringwood Cockatoo injured shortly before. Ringwood Cockatoo was retired from sport in October 2009 after Bettina Hoy won the CCI 4 * Pau (now CCI5*-L) with him in autumn 2008 and finished second in April 2009 in the CCI 4 * Lexington. In the following years, Bettina Hoy built up horses again for the big sport. She was third with Lanfranco in 2011 in the CCIO 3 * Blenheim and in 2013 also third in the CICO 3 * Houghton Hall. Due to a divorce settlement, Lanfranco had to go to Andrew Hoy in early 2014. She also worked her way back to the 3 * level with the designer and Seigneur Medicott. At the 2015 European Championships, she competed as a single rider in her first international championship in eight years and came in 34th place with designers. The following year, she almost missed a medal at the German Championships (4th place with designer). With Seigneur Medicott, Bettina won the CCI 3 * of the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in September 2016. In January 2017, Bettina Hoy took over the national coaching post of the Dutch eventing riders. In terms of sport, the year began with two top positions in Chatsworth, UK: with Designer, she finished second in the special stage of the Event Rider Masters (CIC 3 *), the second division of the CIC 3 * with Seigneur Medicott. In Luhmühlen in June 2017 she won the German championship for the first time since 2006 (with Seigneur Medicott). In the CCI 4 *, which was also held here, she was in the lead with designers by dressage and by terrain, the end result was third place. At the European Championships 2017 in Strzegom, Hoy and Seigneur Medicott were clearly in the lead after a dressage rated at 83.59 percent. In favor of her coaching activities, Hoy waived future championship appearances for the German team in March 2018. At the German championship 2018 she was third with designer.