British event rider Ros (Rosalind) Canter is the current individual eventing world champion after leading the British team to glory in Tryon and finishing on the top spot of the individual podium with Caroline Moore’s and her own 17.1hh warmblood gelding Allstar B (by Ephebe For Ever).
The pair made their senior championship debut at the 2017 Europeans at Strzegom, Poland when they achieved a personal best dressage score, a clear cross-country round with 1.6 time penalties and a clear showjumping round to finish fifth individually and help the British team secure the gold medal.
The diminutive rider (she’s not quite 5ft 2in and weighs eight stone) moved up to four-star level with her championship ride at Burghley 2015, before heading to Badminton in the spring of 2016, where she withdrew after the dressage. Burghley 2016 saw her finish down the order, so she turned to Christopher Bartle for advice, which was to pay dividends.
In 2017 the Lincolnshire-based rider bounced straight into the limelight by finishing fifth — and the highest placed British rider — at Badminton with a clear rounds in both the showjumping and cross-country phases. This secured her a place on the British team at the European Championships in Strzegom, Poland.
She then built on this with third place at Badminton 2018, before being selected for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, where the British team won gold and she was crowned individual world champion.