||11 Jun 2018
Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Business Owner
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]:
||Silver Sara (horseandhound.co.uk, 15 Nov 2012)
||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." (expressen.se, 01 Aug 2012)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Steadily trying to improve as a rider and a human being." (Twitter profile, 20 Aug 2017)
||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; frank-ostholt.de, 22 Jun 2011; algotssoneventing.se, 22 Jun 2011)
||FROM SWEDEN TO GERMANY
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." (ostran.se, 24 Jun 2011; barometern.se, 01 Mar 2008)
She and her husband Frank Ostholt run Ostholt-Eventing in Warendorf, Germany. (Facebook page, 18 Apr 2018)