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Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC Sweden   
Born08 Dec 1974 in Kristvalla, SWE
Height1.62 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Warendorf, GER
General Interest
Injuries In May 2022 she suffered a concussion and bruised ribs after falling from her horse at the Baborowko CCI2* event in Poland. (Facebook profile, 09 Jun 2022;, 29 May 2022)

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)
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, 10 Nov 2019;, 22 Jun 2011;, 22 Jun 2011)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? She grew up on her family's horse breeding farm, and followed her mother and her sister into the sport.
When and where did you begin this sport? She began riding at a young age on the family farm in Lackeby, Sweden.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, Swedish
General Interest
Other information LATE REPLACEMENT
Initially named as a reserve for the Swedish eventing team ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, she was called up to replace Ludwig Svennerstal after his horse Balham Mist developed health issues. "It has been difficult to be at the Olympics and be a reserve. As a competitive person, of course I always want to participate and compete. I'm very sorry for Ludwig's sake, but Chicuelo [her horse] and I are prepared to shoulder the responsibility and I feel more than ready to take on the rest of the competition." (, 01 Aug 2021;, 01 Aug 2021)

She and her husband Frank Ostholt run Ostholt-Eventing in Warendorf, Germany. (Facebook page, 28 Nov 2022)

In May 2019 she was travelling to Sweden from a competition in Poland when a fire broke out in her horse transport. Two horses - Chackos Crack and Apertina - were in transit at the time. Chackos Crack died at the scene while Apertina passed away a few days later, having sustained severe burns. "I was hoping the other horse would survive. Suddenly I was told she was dead. It was incredibly difficult. I thought it was enough with what happened on the highway. It's a huge financial loss. It will be difficult to come back. The value of a horse is hard to replace. And it is especially difficult to find a horse as well trained as those two." (, 23 May 2019;, 23 May 2019)

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 Linda'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 take part 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)
Further Personal Information
Other names Sara Algotsson
General Interest
Nicknames Silver Sara (, 15 Nov 2012)
Last Update
  13 Jun 2022
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Steadily trying to improve as a rider and a human being." (Twitter profile, 20 Aug 2017)
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Ridklubben Udden: Sweden

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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