One of the all-time great top coaches, trainers and riders, four-time Olympian Ashley Holzer changed her citizenship from Canadian to American in 2016 after being based out of New York since 1994. Holzer began riding as a teen, first entering the Grand Prix ring in the 1980s. She was a member of Canada’s bronze medal dressage team at the 1988 Olympics and represented Canada at the World Equestrian Games in 1990, 2002 and 2006, and the World Cup Finals in 1989 and 2009. She won team gold and silver at the Pan American Games in 1991 and 2003, respectively. Holzer has been competing in Wellington for decades and enjoys sharing her talents while teaching and competing. She has coached many riders, including P.J. Rizvi, Jill Irving and Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu. She won the Most Valuable Rider award at the 2016 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. She rides Havanna 145, owned by Diane Fellows, in the international ring, while bringing along several other horses as well. This season, Holzer rode Valentine to victory in the FEI Intermediate I Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Fair Sky Farm, during AGDF Week 5.