Hello, my name is Anne and thanks for coming to meet me and all of my wonderful horses! I rode horses off and on while a very young child but began formal training at the age of 11. The first barn I rode out of was an Appaloosa show barn that was home to many world champions in a variety of disciplines. I have been trained as a huntseat/equitation/jumper rider for over 18yrs now. I moved to southern Florida at the age of 15 where I continued my training with a women named Katiea Vargas who was a groom/assistant to the Grand Prix rider Jimmy Torano for many many years. I also trained off and on with Chimmey Portela, Carl Bessette and Anne Kursinski. During my time in south Florida I was an assistant trainer to a successful hunter/jumper show barn and enjoyed many personal and client victories on numerous Florida show circuits. I also spent some time riding rodeo, working cattle and guiding trail rides over 1800 acres of central Florida wilderness. I moved to Indiana in the winter of 2006/2007 to finish my college education and establish my own lesson program. While attending IPFW I enjoyed much success riding on the Equestrian Team against other colleges (Purdue, IU, Ball State, Taylor, etc..) on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) circuit.
Anne Boyer & Anne Kursinski
A native of California, Anne is known for her fluid, classical American riding style. In 1983, aboard Livius she won Individual and Team God Medals in the Caracas, Venezuela Pan-American Games. She became the first American to win the Grand Prix of Rome, Italy in May, 1983 and aided the US Team to a win in the Rome Nations' Cup. In 1987 Kursinski rode 'Starman' for the USET in three winning Nations Cup efforts in Aachen, Germany, Hickstead, England, and in Calgary, Canada. She has been a member or alternate member on three consecutive U.S. Olympic teams (Seoul-Team Silver-'Starman', Barcelona-'Cannonball', and Atlanta-Team Silver-'Eros'). Anne was voted 1998 AHSA Horsewoman of the Year. In 1991 Anne was honored as the Leading Lady Rider at the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden. She then went on to win the Grand Prix of Aachen, Germany becoming the second woman and only the third American to ever win this event. For her efforts she was honored with the 1991 Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year by the United States Olympic Committe. In 1995 the AHSA declared her the Hertz/Equestrian of the Year for her consistent top placings in grand prix.
Heading to Europe in 1997 with the USET for Show Jumping Tour#1, she and ‘Eros’ aided the US Team to wins in Nations’ Cup classes at Rome, St. Gallen, Switzerland and a 2nd place finish in Aachen, Germany.
In 1998, she and ‘Eros’ qualified for the Team that competed in Europe during late summer and fall and was also chosen to go to Monterrey, Mexico. She stunned the world’s finest riders with a 1st place victory in the $450,000 Gran Premio Pulsar. She attained more accolades in being the first American and the first female to win a leg of the Pulsar Triple Crown. Ahe and longtime partner Euros entered the Invitational record books with by placing five times in the Budweiser American Invitational; 1997,1999,2000,2002 and 2004.
Anne has been in the winners circle numerous times and 2005 marks a return with the stunning mare Roxanna 112 when they won the World Cup qualifying event in the Idle Dice Classic CSI-W and two weeks later placed second in the Cosequin Florida Open CSI-W.
Anne trains out of her Market Street Stables in Flemington, NJ and is the current spokesperson for Hermes Saddles.