Anne Kursinski

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Anne Kursinski
Personal information
Full name Anne Kindig Kursinski
Born (1959-04-16) April 16, 1959 (age 55)
Pasadena, California, USA
Horse(s) Lorenzo, Eros
Olympic medal record
Equestrian
Silver 1988 Seoul Team jumping
Silver 1996 Atlanta Team jumping

Anne Kindig Kursinski (born April 16, 1959) is an international rider from the United States, who competes in the sport of show jumping. She is one of the leading woman riders in the sport today. Kursinski resides in Frenchtown, New Jersey at Market Street Farm.[1]

She is also the younger sister of Rob Kursinski, who previously taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and older sister of Lisa Kursinski, who taught at Farndale Stables in Los Angeles.

Personal life[edit]

Anne Kursinski was born in Pasadena, California to Emil Robert Kursinski Sr. and Mary Josephine Kindig. She attended high school at the prestigious all-girls Westridge School. She is the middle child of three. She has one brother (Emil Robert Kursinski, Jr.) and one sister (Lisa Kursinski-Savage). Her ancestor, August Kursinski, was born in Prussia (now a part of Germany) in 1863, immigrated to the USA in the 1880s.

Accomplishments[edit]

  • Member of forty-seven USET Nations Cup Teams
  • Member of five USET Olympic Teams
  • Member of three USET World Equestrian Games Teams
  • Competed in ten World Cup Finals
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Equestrian Federation
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation

2008

  • OLYMPIC GAMES - HONG KONG - TEAM USA ALTERNATE
  • US Super League Team - CSIO La Baule, France; SSIO Rome, Italy; CSIO St. Gallen, Switzerland; CSIO Rotterdam, Holland; CSIO Aachen, Germany
  • 1st Place - Princeton Classic - Princeton, NJ
  • 3rd Place - Saturday Grand Prix - Aachen, Germany
  • 4th Place - Grand Prix Longines, La Baule, France
  • 11th Place - Rolex Grand Prix - Aachen, Germany

2007

  • 1st HITS Grand Prix, Saugerties, NY
  • 1st Sussex Grand Prix, Augusta, NJ
  • 2nd American Gold Cup, Chagrin Valley, OH
  • 4th Hampton Classic Grand Prix, Bridgehampton, NY
  • 4th Upperville Classic, Upperville, VA
  • 4th USGPL Final, Culpeper, VA

2006

  • US Super League Team - CSIO Falsterbo, Sweden; CSIO Hickstead, England; CSIO Dublin, Ireland
  • 1st Old Salem Farm Grand Prix, North Salem, NY
  • 1st Beacon Hill Grand Prix, Colts Neck, NJ
  • 1st Hampton Classic Grand Prix, Bridgehampton, NY
  • 2nd HITS Grand Prix, Saugerties, NY
  • 2nd Upperville Classic, Upperville, VA

2005

  • Team USA Budweiser World Cup Finals, Las Vegas, NV
  • US Super League Team - CSIO La Baule, France; CSIO Rome, France; CSIO St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 1st World Cup of Palm Beach, Wellington, FL
  • 2nd Grand Prix of Wellington, Wellington, FL
  • 2nd Las Vegas Grand Prix, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2nd World Cup Hampton Classic, Bridgehampton, NY

2004

  • 1st PA Big Jump, Harrisburg, PA
  • 2nd Wellington Grand Prix, Wellington, FL
  • 2nd HITS Grand Prix, Catskills, NY
  • 3rd World Cup of Palm Beach, Wellington, FL
  • 3rd Sussex Grand Prix, Augusta, NJ

2003

  • 1st HITS Grand Prix, Catskills, NY
  • 2nd HITS Grand Prix, Catskills, NY
  • 2nd US Open Jumper Championships, Wellington, FL
  • 3rd American Invitational, Tampa, FL
  • 3rd Beacon Hill Grand Prix, Colts Neck, NJ

2002

  • 1st Old Salem Farm Grand Prix, North Salem, NY
  • 1st Garden State Grand Prix, Augusta, NJ (Eros)
  • 2nd Garden State Grand Prix, Augusta, NJ
  • 3rd Garden State Grand Prix, Augusta, NJ

2001

  • 3rd HITS Grand Prix, Catskills, NY
  • 3rd $100,000 Nevele Grand Prix, Ellenville, NY (Eros)
  • 4th USGPL Final, Culpeper, VA

2000

1999

  • Team USA 5th Place, CSIO, Aachen, Germany
  • 1st Ellenville Grand Prix, Ellenville, NY
  • 1st $90,000 America Vs. Europe Bohemia Challenge, Monterrey, Mexico (Eros)
  • 1st $50,000 Cosequin Grand Prix, Catskills, NY (Indeed)
  • 2nd $209,023 Grand Prix of Aachen, Aachen, Germany (Eros)

1998

  • Team USA 2nd Place, CSIO, Spruce Meadows, Canada
  • Team USA 9th Place, World Equestrian Games (1st Place Qualifier), Rome
  • Honored - The Chronicle of the Horse - Horseperson of the Year
  • 1st $450,000 Pulsar Crown Grand Prix, Monterrey, Mexico—first American and first woman to win (Eros)
  • 1st Budweiser Upperville Jumper Classic, Upperville, VA (Indeed)
  • 1st Columbia Classic Grand Prix, Columbia, MD
  • 1st Sally Hansen Grand Prix, Southampton, NY

1997

  • Team 1st CSIO St. Gallen Nations’ Cup, St. Gallen, Switzerland (Eros)
  • Team 1st CSIO Rome Nations’ Cup, Rome, Italy (Eros)
  • 5th and highest-placed U.S. rider Volvo World Cup Final, Gothenburg, Sweden (Eros)
  • 4th Grand Prix of Rome, Rome, Italy (Eros)
  • Ranked #2 Female Rider - L'Annee Hippique World Show Jumping Rating

1996

  • OLYMPIC GAMES - ATLANTA - TEAM USA SILVER MEDAL (aboard Eros)
  • 1st USET Olympic Games Selection Trial
  • Honored - Women of Distinction Award - by Girl Scouts of Greater New York
  • Honored - USET Whitney Stone Cup for distinguished record in international competition
  • Team USA - CSIO Monterey, Mexico; CSIO New York, USA; CSIO Spruce Meadows, Canada

1995

  • Team USA - CSIO New York, USA
  • 1st Devon Grand Prix, Devon, PA
  • 1st American Gold Cup, for the fourth time (Dynamite)
  • AHSA/Hertz Equestrian of the Year
  • Ranked #3 Female Rider - L'Annee Hippique World Show Jumping Rating

1994

  • 1st American Gold Cup, Devon, PA (Eros)
  • Team USA 1st Place - CSIO Spruce Meadows, Canada

1993

  • 1st Cadillac American Gold Cup, Devon, PA (Top Seed)
  • 1st Tucker Anthony Grand Prix, Newport, RI

1992

  • OLYMPIC GAMES - BARCELONA - TEAM USA 5th PLACE
  • AHSA Horsewoman of the Year

1991

  • USOC (US Olympic Committee) Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year
  • 1st CHIO Grand Prix of Aachen, Germany—second woman and third American to win (Starman)
  • 7th and leading female rider, Volvo World Cup Final, Gothenburg, Sweden (Starman)
  • Ranked #1 Female and #1 American - L'Annee Hippique World Show Jumping Rating

1990

  • Team member, World Equestrian Games, Stockholm, Sweden Team 4th

1988

  • OLYMPIC GAMES - SEOUL - TEAM USA SILVER MEDAL, 4th PLACE INDIVIDUAL
  • Honored - AHSA Horsewoman of the Year
  • Team USA - CSIO New York, USA; CSIO Hickstead, England; CSIO Aachen, Germany
  • Ranked #3 Female - L'Annee Hippique World Show Jumping Rating

1987

  • Team USA 1st Place - CSIO Spruce Meadows, Canada
  • Ranked #5 Female - L'Annee Hippique World Show Jumping Rating

1986

  • Team USA 1st Place - CSIO Washington, USA

1984

  • OLYMPIC GAMES - LOS ANGELES - TEAM USA ALTERNATE
  • Honored - "Up and Coming Athlete" award by the Women's Sports Foundation

1983

  • PAN AMERICAN GAMES - CARACUS - TEAM USA GOLD MEDAL, INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDAL
  • Team USA - CSIO Toronto, Canada; CSIO Rome, Italy
  • 1st Grand Prix of Rome - Italy (1st American to win this event)

Books[edit]

  • Anne Kursinski, The Horseless Rider

The 4 American Gold Cups is not a record. Rodney Jenkins won 5 American Gold Cups: 1972, 1973, 1974,1975 and 1985.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cosdon, Christina K. "Kappler lands 2nd Invitational", St. Petersburg Times, March 30, 2003. Accessed August 12, 2007. "Anne Kursinski, 43, of Frenchtown, N.J., and Eros placed third for $26,000."