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Sport Eventing, Jumping
NOC Sweden   
Born08 Dec 1974 in Kristvalla, SWE
Height1.62 m
Human Interest
Last Update
  11 Jun 2018
Further Personal Information
Other names Sara Algotsson
Residence Warendorf, GER
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner
Languages English, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began riding at a young age on the family farm in Lackeby, Sweden.
Why this sport? She grew up on her family's horse breeding farm, and followed her mother and her sister into the sport.
Club / Team RK Udden [SWE] / RFV Vornholz [GER]:
International Debut
Year 1995
Competing for Sweden
General Interest
Nicknames Silver Sara (, 15 Nov 2012)
Injuries She has broken her collarbone on two occasions during her career. She has also broken her foot. "I was walking in high heels and sprained my foot so badly that I broke it." (, 01 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Steadily trying to improve as a rider and a human being." (Twitter profile, 20 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives Her older sister Linda Algotsson represented Sweden in eventing at the Olympic Games on five occasions between 1996 and 2016. Her husband Frank Ostholt has competed in the sport for Germany, winning gold in the team competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Aug 2016;, 22 Jun 2011;, 22 Jun 2011)
Other information TRYON WITHDRAWAL
She withdrew from the 2018 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Tryon, NC, United States of America after the dressage phase due to concerns about the welfare of her horse Wega. "I sadly announce that Wega and I have retired. She had a hard time with the flight and quarantine and didn't drink enough. Blood tests showed that, with the very hot weather and high humidity, she had not totally recovered yet and I don't want to risk her health." (, 15 Sep 2018)

In 2008 she quit the office job that she had held for 13 years in order to follow in her older sister's footsteps and relocate to Germany. She moved three of the family horses to Warendorf and began living with her partner [now husband] Frank Ostholt. She felt her riding had reached its limit in Sweden and hoped to compete in bigger competitions. "I wanted to give myself the chance to see how much I could develop before I got too old." (, 24 Jun 2011;, 01 Mar 2008)

She and her husband Frank Ostholt run Ostholt-Eventing in Warendorf, Germany. (Facebook page, 15 Nov 2018)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) WEGA 2 4
2004 OG-C Athens (GRE) ROBIN DES BOIS 34 9
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE) REALITY 39 14 2
2011 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) LANCELOT 359 5  
2011 CH-EU-C3* Luhmühlen (GER) WEGA 12 4
2011 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) REALITY 39 24  
2010 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) REALITY 39 1  
2008 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) SOLLOZZO 4  
2008 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) WEGA 9  
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2008 CIC-W Final Deauville (FRA) ROBIN DES BOIS WD  
2004 CIC-W Final Pau (FRA) ROBIN DES BOIS 13  
2003 CIC-W Final Pau (FRA) ROBIN DES BOIS 7  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2006 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) ROBIN DES BOIS RET  
2005 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) ROBIN DES BOIS 5  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CCI4* Badminton (GBR)   REALITY 39 EL  
25.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC3* Sopot (POL)   REALITY 39 1  
25.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC3* Sopot (POL)   WEGA 3  
10.04.2014 to 13.04.2014 CIC2* Kreuth (GER)   WEGA 2  
10.04.2014 to 13.04.2014 CIC2* Kreuth (GER)   REALITY 39 17  
02.04.2014 to 02.04.2014 CIC2* Luhmühlen (GER)   WEGA 6  
02.04.2014 to 02.04.2014 CIC2* Luhmühlen (GER)   REALITY 39 21  
04.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CIC1* Bialy Bor (POL)   CHICAGO 128 6  
04.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CIC1* Bialy Bor (POL)   TRICK OR TREAT 2 29  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC1* Unionville PA (USA)   BALLYNEETY 11  
29.08.2013 to 01.09.2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE)   REALITY 39 14 2
19.07.2013 to 21.07.2013 CIC2* Hünxe (GER)   REALITY 39 1  
25.06.2013 to 30.06.2013 CICO3* Aachen (GER)   REALITY 39 23 3
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CIC3* Luhmühlen (GER)   WEGA WD  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI3* Strzegom (POL)   REALITY 39 1  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   REALITY 39 EL  
03.05.2013 to 05.05.2013 CIC2* Everswinkel (GER)   REALITY 39 5  
14.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC2* Bredeneek (GER)   WEGA 1  
14.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC2* Bredeneek (GER)   REALITY 39 5  
11.10.2012 to 14.10.2012 CCIO3*-NC Boekelo (NED)   REALITY 39   9
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   WEGA   4
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal

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