1 . Jessica Mendoza (GBR)
Jessica Mendoza is a rising star, aged only 19-year-old. She was already a part of the GB team that clinched Olympic qualification for Rio at this year's European Championships. She is still eligible for the Young Rider Team. She started riding at three and was riding competitively at six. Jessica enjoy's painting when she is not mounting a horse.
2. Jessica Springsteen (USA)
Aged 23-year-old, Jessica Springsteen is the daughter of rock-star, Bruce Springsteen. She has represented the USA in World Cup and Nations Cup competitions (International League competitions). Won the Global Champions Tour event in Chantilly earlier this year. She combined competing at top level with studying at Duke University.
3. Judy-Ann Melchior (BEL)
Belgium's Judy-Ann Melchior is only 29 years old. She competed on the winning Belgian team at the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona and part of the bronze-medal winning team at the World Games in 2010. For sure all her free time go's to her son with rider Christian Ahlmann.
4. Pénélope Leprevost (FRA)
Pénélope Leprevost is France's leading lady. Pénélope started riding aged 3. Now her daughter is already competing and battling it out against her mother. Aged 35-year-old, Pénélope has represented France in many Nations Cup, World Cup and Olympic Games. She grabbed one after an other international victory.
5. Edwina-Tops Alexander (AUS)
There must be a reason this 41-year-old super star is the face of Gucci. She became the first Australian to make the final of the World Games in 2006, finishing fourth. Represented her country at London 2012 and has been overall champion of the Global Champions Tour twice. She is married to one of Holland's most successful riders and trainers, Jan Tops.
6. Jonna Ekberg (SWE)
Although she is not in the top 200 of the world, this Stephex-rider, might be our favorit. She is always smiling and made her debute this year on a five star level. Jonna is a fighter and is since recently active on a CSI5*-level, representing Sweden at the FEI Nations Cup Finals in Barcelona. Aged 25-year-old she spends her days at the Stephex Stables in Belgium and loves a good glass of wine.
7. Reed Kessler (USA)
Reed Kessler is definitly one to watch. She was the youngest showjumper ever to compete at the Olympics when she rode for the US team in London 2012 - she was 18. First put on a horse at the age of six months, she has just bought her first property - a state-of-the art facility in the Netherlands to be near her trainer. She rides for the Hermès US Jumping team.
8. Anna-Julia Kontio (FIN)
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This 24-year-old Show jumper represents Finland. Anna is Martin Fuchs' partner. Her nickname is Juuli. In her free time she loves fashion, shopping and travelling. According to this top Finish show jumper A good rider must gain experience and be brave. You have to work very hard, that goes a long way.
9. Pilar Cordon (ESP)
Pilar started show jumping at age 16. Being 42 now she has an impressive resume of international sportive results. Hence proves her place int he FEI Longines top 200. Her coach is the Dutch Eric van der Vleuten. Apart from the equestrian sport Pilar loves Tennis, skiing, swimming.