The Ridland Group


The Ridland Group is led by Robert and Hillary Ridland. In 2013, Robert was named the coach of the U.S. Olympic Jumping Team. Between 2013 and 2021, the U.S. won at least one medal in every Pan American Games, World Equestrian Games, and Olympic Games as well as three FEI World Cup Finals. Under his leadership, U.S. riders were World Champions in 2018, as well as the defending Olympic silver medal team in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

In his work as an international official, Ridland was appointed as the Technical Delegate at four FEI World Cup™ Finals including Gothenburg (1995), Helsinki (1998), Milan (2004), and Kuala Lumpur (2006). He has served as the deputy chairman of the FEI Jumping Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland and on the Board of Directors of the AHSA, USET, USEF and Show Jumping Hall of Fame. For five years (2008-2012), Ridland was the competition manager for the Washington International Horse Show at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. and in 2019 was inducted into the WIHS Hall of Fame. He also filled the role of Competition Manager for the FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.

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