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HOWARD Rebecca
Sport Eventing, Jumping
NOC Canada   
Born09 May 1979 in Salmon Arm, CAN
Height1.62 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence England
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "I had a lot of interests as a young kid, but I'd always pick one or two key things rather than just do a bit of everything, and as I got older that became just horses."
General Interest
Most influential person in career Coaches Joni Lynn Peters, David O'Connor, and Karen O'Connor, event rider and organiser Nick Holmes Smith. (, 15 Feb 2016)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began riding at a young age and was given her first horse at age nine.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
General Interest
Other information OTHER ROLES
She served as chef d'equipe for the Canadian national eventing team at the 2022 World Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy. (, 15 Jun 2022, 19 Sep 2022)

Born in Canada, she relocated to the United States of America in 2001 to further her career as a rider. In 2012 she moved to England, where she owns Rebecca Howard Equestrian. (Facebook page, 01 Aug 2021; Instagram profile, 30 Jan 2021;, 2020;, 25 Mar 2017)
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Rebecca Howard Equestrian: Devizes, ENG
Further Personal Information
Languages English
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Excellence is not an act, but a habit." (, 2016)
Last Update
  28 Nov 2022
General Interest
Awards and honours In 2013 she was named Canadian Equestrian of the Year by Equine Canada. Her horse Riddle Master was named the 2013 Canadian Bred Horse of the Year. (, 10 Feb 2014)
Nicknames Becca (Twitter profile, 11 Dec 2014)
Injuries In 2010 she sustained multiple broken ribs, fractured her clavicle [collarbone] in several places, and punctured a lung after falling from her horse while competing at the Pinetop Horse Trials in Thomson, GA, United States of America. (, 03 Mar 2010;, 01 Mar 2010)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) RIDDLE MASTER EL 13
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 6th WEG-C Lexington KY (USA) RIDDLE MASTER 23  
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2011 Pan-Am Games-CCI2* Guadalajara (MEX) ROQUEFORT 6 2
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) RIDDLE MASTER 12  
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) RIDDLE MASTER 12  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) RIDDLE MASTER 10  
2005 CCI4*-SC Lexington KY (USA) BIG WAVE DAVE WD  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
03.07.2014 to 06.07.2014 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   XAVIER FAER 35  
21.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CCI2* Houghton Hall (GBR)   XAVIER FAER WD  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CCI4* Badminton (GBR)   RIDDLE MASTER EL  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CIC2* Rockingham (GBR)   XAVIER FAER 48  
04.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   RIDDLE MASTER 40  
05.09.2013 to 08.09.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR)   RIDDLE MASTER 11  
21.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC3* Le Pin au Haras (FRA)   RIDDLE MASTER 4  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC3* Barbury Castle (GBR)   RIDDLE MASTER 3  
03.05.2013 to 06.05.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR)   RIDDLE MASTER 12  
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CICO3* Fontainebleau (FRA)   RIDDLE MASTER 6  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   RIDDLE MASTER   13
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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