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Bettina HOY

Bettina HOY is a German athlete and competes in Eventing.

Name Bettina HOY
FEI ID 10000220
Gender Female
Date of Birth 07/11/1962
Competing for Germany - GER
Registration Eventing 2018
Last update 07/03/2023
FEI Database

Eventing 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She tried dressage at age six, and began riding seriously at age 10 under the guidance of her father.
Why this sport? Her father was passionate about horses and she followed him into the sport.
Club / Team ZRFV Altenrheine: Germany
General Interest
Hobbies CrossFit. (, 01 Jul 2020)
Most influential person in career Her father. (, 26 Nov 2012)
Hero / Idol Her father. (, 26 Nov 2012)
Injuries In May 2013 she suffered bruises after falling from her horse. (Facebook page, 06 May 2013)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs At every event she wears a necklace that was a gift from her best friend's daughter. (, 26 Jun 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "A horse can lend a rider speed and strength, but the wise rider will never forget that it is just borrowed." [Pam Brown] (, 06 Feb 2014)
Other information FROM RIDER TO COACH TO RIDER In March 2018 she announced her retirement from the German eventing team. She made the decision in order to focus on her role as the national coach of the Netherlands eventing team, but planned to continue competing in eventing at select three-star and four-star competitions. She stepped down from her coaching role with the Dutch team in December 2019 to once again focus mainly on competing. "We have agreed that I should continue to coach a number of individual Dutch riders and support them in achieving their future goals in top level eventing." (, 18 Jun 2022;, 13 Dec 2019, 28 Mar 2018;, 14 May 2019;, 23 Jan 2017;, 22 Sep 2018;, 28 Mar 2018) FEI ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE Hoy was elected as the FEI Athlete Representative for Eventing for the term 2022-2026. She therefore sits on both the Eventing Technical Committee and the Athletes Committee. (FEI, Feb 2023)
Milestones She became the first female athlete representing Germany to win an Olympic medal in eventing when she claimed team bronze at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. In 2016 she became the first German rider to win the three-star event at Blenheim International Horse Trials in England. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 May 2019;, 12 Sep 2016;, 08 Mar 2016)
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, German, Italian