Amanda Ross
AUS

Amanda Ross

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FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings
38th
Age45
Competing forAustralia - AUS
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Statistics

Eventing

Number of starts: 68
Number of wins: 9
Only the results from 01 January 2010 included
Year2000
Individual Rank 20
Discipline: Eventing Born: 2006 Studbook: Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Eventing Born: 2007 Studbook: Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Eventing Born: 2007 Studbook: Sex: Mare
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
12/10/2018 Goulburn NSW CIC1* CIC1* Rle Cavalier Vivendi
12/10/2018 Goulburn NSW CIC1* CIC1* DIcavalli DIesel
12/10/2018 Goulburn NSW CIC2* CIC2* Dondiablo
Ranking/Standing Horse Rank Points
FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings 38 280
FEI Eventing Zone Rankings 16 208
Biography
General Interest
Injuries In 1996 she fell off her horse and damaged her ankle. The injury stopped her riding for three months. She also broke her wrist at age 15 but continued riding with a cast. (Athlete, 23 Sep 1999)
Sporting philosophy / motto "To become the modern human equestrian athlete, you need to nurture and harness your energy, not just the horse's." (equestrianlife.com.au, 24 Jun 2014)
Awards and honours She was named the 2005 Victoria Event Rider of the Year in Australia. (Athlete, 29 Jun 2006)
Other information EVENTING FIT
Together with her business partner Kate Sutherland, she set up The Fit Horse Rider. The company promotes the fitness of both rider and horse in equestrian sport. "My interest in health grew as I realised that riding makes you stiff, sore, and not really fit to do much else. When at competitions, for my own fitness I try to run the cross-country course. It's the cheapest and easiest option away from home. It also helps me to understand how a horse will cope." (Facebook page, 19 May 2018; amandarossequestrian.wordpress.com, 23 Nov 2015; equestrianlife.com.au, 30 Aug 2015)

CHANGING FOCUS
At the end of 2014, she sold her two best horses to riders in Great Britain. "One day, as I sat doing a budget for the current financial year it suddenly dawned on me that the numbers wouldn't add up and I could not afford to keep competing two horses at three-star level on my own. The turning point came when I realised I was never going to have my own property or financial stability if I spent every cent, every minute and every bead of sweat trying to produce the next Olympic star. Medals don't pay your mortgage." (equestrianlife.com.au, 17 Dec 2014)

EQUESTRIAN RANGE
She has her own range of eventing equipment, designed with Australian company Flexible Fit Equestrian. (ffequestrian.com.au, 26 Aug 2015)

ILLNESS
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2005. She finished treatment at the end of April 2006. (Athlete, 29 Jun 2006)

Medals description

Olympic Games
Gold medal - First place Gold medal - First place
Silver medal - Second place Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked Ranked
FEI World Equestrian Games™
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked