Event Rider based in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada



Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch

Stephanie began her eventing career at the age of 6, at Newell’s stable in Salmon Arm, B. C., where she found her first pony, Tequilla Sunrise.

After spending some time at The Fork Stables in Norwood, North Carolina, with her Selle Francais/Thoroughbred gelding she affectionately calls “Ollie”, coached by Rebecca Howard, she now travels between Ocala, FL and The Plains, VA, where she trains with David O'Connor, the Canadian National Team Coach.

The highlight of her riding has most definitely been traveling “back east”, where the type of competition and the caliber of competitors are very unlike what she has seen in the west.  Stephanie says: “Back here, it is a completely different world, as I am surrounded every day by the horses – competing practically every weekend!  The travel, meeting new people, watching and competing against some of the “best in the biz” out here, is a phenomenal experience!! ”

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Her goals for 2009 include:

Maui Jim Advanced Horse Trials

Fair Hill International CCI 3*

She was recently short-listed for the Canadian Team and is aiming for the WEG team as a result.

Stephanie is taking a Nutrition Course through Athabasca University, in what little spare time she has.


'Port Authority' - 1998 Bay Selle Francais/Thoroughbred Gelding, 16.1 hh

'Spiderman' -  Hungarian TB Gelding, 17.1 hh

'De Michaelle' - Hanoverian Mare, 16.1 hh

'Tequila Sunrise' - Welsh/QH/Arab Mare, 13.2 hh     

Competition Highlights:

2009 'Port Authority'

Advanced Plantation Field Int'l. Horse Trials, 4th (Top Placed Canadian Rider)

CIC *** Wits End, 12th
CCI *** Jersey Fresh, 15th (Top Placed Young Rider)
CIC *** Fork , 20th 

2008 'Port Authority'
CCI ** Florida Horse Park, 9th (Top Placed Canadian Rider)
CCI ** Jersey Fresh, 9th (Top Placed Canadian Rider)
CCI ** NAYRC, Colorado, 3rd (Individual Bronze Medal - Top placed Canadian Rider)

2007 'Port Authority'
CCI ** Ocala Horse Trials, 9th
OI (YR) Middleburg Horse Trials, 2nd
OI Loch Moy Horse Trials, 7th

2006 'Port Authority'
Preliminary Maple Ridge Horse Trials, 1st

Stephanie would like to thank Neddys for their generous support - it helps riders like Stephanie realize goals and dreams.
Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch