Lottie Fry crowned Peden Bloodstock FEI Best Athlete

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:16 GMT

World Champion Lottie Fry has won the prestigious Peden Bloodstock FEI Best Athlete prize at the 2022 FEI Awards.

FEI Awards 2022 - Lottie Fry

Hosted in Cape Town, Lottie Fry was star of the show at the glittering FEI Awards Gala presented by Longines, attended by athletes and dignitaries from around the world. The winners of the five awards were selected by a public vote in October, with the support of BD members and fans from across the globe rewarding Lottie with this prestigious accolade for her historic win on board Glamourdale at the FEI World Championships in August. 

Speaking about winning the award, supported by Peden Bloodstock, Lottie said: “To be the Best Athlete in 2022 is kind of crazy! I am still taking it in and not really sure what to say about it yet, but it's incredible.

“The people who I need to thank the most for all my successes so far is definitely Anne and Gertjan Van Olst for giving me so many amazing opportunities and allowing me to ride horses like Glamourdale every day. And of course to my whole team, sponsors and my family at home who I had to leave behind when I moved here and to everyone who voted for me to become the Best Athlete for this year. Thank you Peden Bloodstock for the FEI Best Athlete Award 2022.”

Ingmar De Vos who was re-elected for a third term as FEI President earlier in the day said: “Every year these Awards celebrate the best-of-the-best of our sport. But the FEI Awards 2022 mark the first time that we are hosting these honours on the African continent, and remarkable that it’s an all-female line-up. This year more than ever, the FEI Awards represent the essence of our sport and shine a light on our values of equality, determination and courage. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for being incredible Ambassadors for our sport.”