Lynn Symansky has 29 years of competitive equestrian experience, and 18 years of international experience. She has been competing at the Advanced level of eventing since she was 18. She has an accomplished resume which includes being a member of the 2011 gold-medal winning Pan American Games team,  2014 World Equestrian Games team, 2015 Aachen Nations Cup team, and traveling reserve for the 2016 Olympic Games. She has completed 11 CCI**** competitions around the world at Rolex Kentucky, Badminton, Burghley and Pau.  

Lynn has been fortunate to ride a variety of talented horses, from off-the-track thoroughbreds (OTTBs)  to U.S.-bred and European-bred Warmbloods. Lynn has brought many horses up through the levels on her own. She has the instincts and experience to customize an approach to bring out the best in both horses and riders. Lynn believes that hard work, communication and patience are the key to bringing out each horse‚Äôs full potential.

In addition to her competition career, Lynn also has extensive teaching experience. From coaching advanced-level competitors, talented young riders and ambitious amateurs, Lynn's experience is valuable to all levels. Lynn is a USEA ICP certified instructor and has coached eventing and show jumping teams for the USPC at regional and national championships for many years.

Career Highlights


  • Member of the U.S. World Equestrian Games Team (Donner)
  • 8th - USEA Rider of the Year
  • 6th in the world and top U.S. rider (FEI July Rankings)
  • Area II Advanced Champion (RF Cool Play)
  • 1st place Plantation Field CIC** (RF Cool Play)
  • 2nd place Bromont CIC*** (Under Suspection)
  • 2nd place Bromont CCI*** (Under Suspection)
  • 3rd place Jersey Fresh CCI*** (RF Cool Play)
  • 6th place Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day (Donner)
  • 1st place The Fork Advanced (Under Suspection)
  • 3rd place The Fork Advanced (Donner)
  • 7th place The Fork CIC*** (RF Cool Play)


  • Donner was named EquiRatings Horse of the Year and Chronicle of the Horse Eventing Horse of the Year
  • 1st place Virginia CCI**
  • 1st place Plantation Field CIC**
  • 6th place Burghley CCI****
  • 2nd place Great Meadow International CICO***
  • 6th place Carolina International CIC***
  • Named to the USEF High Performance Elite Training List
  • Received the Land Rover USEF Grant for the Badminton CCI****


  • Traveling alternate for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team
  • 6th place 2016 Ocala Jockey Club CIC***
  • 12th place 2016 Great Meadow International CICO***
  • 17th place 2016 Rolex Kentucky CCI****
  • 3rd place 2016 Carolina International CIC***
  • Named to the 2016 USEF High Performance World Class Training List
  • Reserve Champion of the American Eventing Championships Training Horse division


  • Winner of the 5-year-old Young Event Horse Championships
  • 14th place 2015 Burghley CCI****
  • Member of the 2015 Aachen CICO*** team
  • 2nd place 2015 Great Meadow International CIC***
  • 4th place 2015 The Fork CIC***
  • 12th place 2015 Rolex Kentucky CCI****
  • Named to the World Class USEF High Performance Training Lists


  • Selected to represent the US at the 2014 World Equestrian Games
  • Winner of Bromont CIC***
  • Named to the World Class List of the Summer/Fall USEF High Performance Training Lists
  • 5th place at The Fork CIC**


  • 5th place at Rolex Kentucky CCI****
  • Awarded Best Turned Out, Best Conditioned, and USEF Reserve Champion at Rolex Kentucky
  • Awarded the Jacqueline B. Mars Training Grant
  • Named to the 2013 USEF High Performance World Class Training List
  • Finished 13th at the Pau CCI**** with the fast cross-country round of the day
  • Winner of the Fork CIC***
  • Donner named The Chronicle of the Horse and Eventing Nation's Eventing Horse of the Year
  • 10th place USEA Overall Rider
  • 5th place USEA Lady Rider


  • 2nd place at Virginia CCI*
  • 11th at Jersey Fresh CCI***


  • Member of 2011 U.S. Pan American Gold Medal Team
  • Finished 5th overall in team competition at Pan American Games
  • Named to 2011 Developing Riders List
  • 3rd at Richland Park CIC**
  • 5th at Jersey Fresh CCI**


  • One of the top 50 riders in the nation on 2010 USEA Leaderboard
  • 2010 Intermediate American Eventing Champion


  • Winner of Virginia CCI* 
  • Area II Training Level Champion


  • Top 20 finisher at Rolex CCI**** 
  • Best Conditioned Horse Award Rolex 2008 CCI****


  • Top 20 finisher at Rolex CCI****


  • Named to 2003 USET High Performance list
  • Short listed for 2003 Pan American Games and placed 10th as an individual alternate
  • Radnor Hunt CCI** leading young rider and 7th internationally
  • Morven Park CCI* 2nd in the Young Rider Division and 8th individually out of 90+ starters
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