Callan Solem

GRAND PRIX SHOW JUMPING RIDER

Callan Solem is one of the nation’s leading grand prix show jumping riders. Solem has represented the United States Equestrian Team, internationally, on 12-occasions.

Honors

Callan Solem has ridden on 8-Nations Cup Teams, including competing in Xalapa, Mexico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Lummen, Belgium; Falsterbo, Sweden; Mannheim, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Rome, Italy. In April 2015, she was part of the winning Team USA in Mexico. The Nation’s Cup win in Xalapa secured the U.S. victory in the 2015 North American League, which qualified the USA to compete in the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, Spain. Additionally, in 2005, she competed on the Super League Team, that achieved top honors in Europe.

USA Rider

Over the past decade plus, she has won countless grand prix classes in the United States. Her notable accomplishments also include finishing 7th on her horse VDL Wizard at the World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden which meant she was the top US Rider in the finals and qualified her for a slot on the 2016 Olympic short list, 3rd in the 2015 HITS Ocala Million Dollar Grand Prix, 2nd Place ribbons in the 2016 National Horse Show World Cup Qualifier and the 2015 President’s Cup, winning the Style of Riding Award at Live Oak International in 2017 and being named the Leading Lady rider at the 2015 Live Oak International.

National Star

In 2011, Callan was named  Devon Horse Show Style of Riding award winner, and she also earned the Leading International Rider title at the 2008 Syracuse Sport Horse Invitational / National Horse Show. Over her career, Callan has won more than $2.6 million in career earnings which ranks her in the top 30 of all US riders in the sport’s history.

Horse Lover!

Callan is a lifelong lover of horses. She respects and treasures the willingness of the animal to engage in a real relationship with their rider. Solem bases her training on effective theories of good riding, training, and horsemanship. She has a tremendous respect for the horse, and believes that when a horse is treated with understanding and good management, it is able to reach its true potential.