Gabrielle Strigel

Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina
Birthdate: 8/1/2003
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
Occupation: Full-time Athlete
Coach: Stanny and Constant Van Paesschen
Stable: REO Sporthorses, LLC
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Gabrielle “Gabby” Strigel is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Denmark who currently competes in international show jumping under the Danish flag.  She is also the owner of the horse sales business, REO Sporthorses, LLC.

Gabby grew up riding at her father’s hunter/jumper training facility, DK-USA Sporthorses, based in Durham, North Carolina.  After competing in the small pony hunter division, Gabby quickly moved up to horses where she had the opportunity to compete in the jumper ring.  At the age of 12, Gabby began riding the stallion, Cosmeo.  Under the tutelage of Jack Towell and his children, Hardin and Liza, Gabby and Cosmeo earned fourth, 10th and 12th place finishes in USHJA International Hunter Derbies in 2017 at the Devon Horse Show, Tryon International Equestrian Center, and the Winter Equestrian Festival, respectively.

Looking to expand her show jumping knowledge, Gabby moved to Canada at the age of 15 to train with 10-time Canadian Olympian Ian Millar and his daughter, Amy, also a Canadian Olympian.  During her eight months with the Millar family, Gabby began competing in international show jumping events and claimed the High Junior/Amateur Championship title at the CSI3* Ottawa International in Ottawa, Canada, and placed second in the 1.30m Prix de States team competition at the renowned Spruce Meadows venue in Calgary, Canada.

Having joined Denmark’s Youth team, Gabby took the next step in her international career by moving to Belgium to train full-time with Olympic bronze medalist, Stanny Van Paesschen, and his son, Constant.  In 2021, she represented Denmark at the FEI European Junior Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal.  She began the 2022 season by competing with her two mares, Kan Fly and Nelleke HD, at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, before returning to Europe to contest the Danish Show Jumping Championships.

 

Gabrielle Strigel

Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina
Birthdate: 8/1/2003
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
Occupation: Full-time Athlete
Coach: Stanny and Constant Van Paesschen
Stable: REO Sporthorses, LLC
Social Media

Gabrielle “Gabby” Strigel is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Denmark who currently competes in international show jumping under the Danish flag.  She is also the owner of the horse sales business, REO Sporthorses, LLC.

Gabby grew up riding at her father’s hunter/jumper training facility, DK-USA Sporthorses, based in Durham, North Carolina.  After competing in the small pony hunter division, Gabby quickly moved up to horses where she had the opportunity to compete in the jumper ring.  At the age of 12, Gabby began riding the stallion, Cosmeo.  Under the tutelage of Jack Towell and his children, Hardin and Liza, Gabby and Cosmeo earned fourth, 10th and 12th place finishes in USHJA International Hunter Derbies in 2017 at the Devon Horse Show, Tryon International Equestrian Center, and the Winter Equestrian Festival, respectively.

Looking to expand her show jumping knowledge, Gabby moved to Canada at the age of 15 to train with 10-time Canadian Olympian Ian Millar and his daughter, Amy, also a Canadian Olympian.  During her eight months with the Millar family, Gabby began competing in international show jumping events and claimed the High Junior/Amateur Championship title at the CSI3* Ottawa International in Ottawa, Canada, and placed second in the 1.30m Prix de States team competition at the renowned Spruce Meadows venue in Calgary, Canada.

Having joined Denmark’s Youth team, Gabby took the next step in her international career by moving to Belgium to train full-time with Olympic bronze medalist, Stanny Van Paesschen, and his son, Constant.  In 2021, she represented Denmark at the FEI European Junior Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal.  She began the 2022 season by competing with her two mares, Kan Fly and Nelleke HD, at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, before returning to Europe to contest the Danish Show Jumping Championships.