Having grown up on her family's horse-breeding farm, and with her mother Margareta and elder sister Linda also riders, equestrianism was a natural progression for Sara Algotsson Ostholt.
She and Linda both went on to become Olympians – and Sara won a silver medal in the Individual Eventing at London 2012.
Her first Olympic Games was at Athens 2004, where she finished 34th in the Individual Eventing on the family-bred Robin des Bois. Linda was eight places further back as Sweden came ninth ..
Sara was considerably more successful at London 2012, on Wega. She lay tied for fourth after the Dressage, but rose to second following the Cross Country and was leading going into the final Jumping round.
However, she failed to go clear and as a result was pipped to gold by Germany’s Michael Jung.
She returned for her third Olympic Games at Rio 2016, this time on Reality 39, but struggled in the Cross Country and ended up missing the final jump-off, placing 45th overall.
Algotsson, a four-time Swedish champion, married fellow Eventing medallist Frank Ostholt, who won team gold with Germany at Beijing 2008.
Ostholt grew up on an agricultural farm, where he came into contact with horses through the small riding business.
His career began in 1996 when, at the age of 20, he took part in the German Championships for Young Riders for the first time. At this time, Ostholt celebrated his greatest successes with the mare Eos and Basilisk . In 2003, he secured with his horse Air Jordan the victory in the German Championships in eventing. Ostholt could repeat this triumph in 2005. Meanwhile, he had at the 2004 Olympics by a controversial decisionTeam Gold lost and dropped back to fourth place. Together with the German team, he then celebrated several times in the next four years, among others, they won bronze in 2005 at the European Championships and 2006 Gold at the World Championships. In addition, he celebrated among others with his horses Air Jordan , Mr. Medicott and Little Paint numerous successes in CCI exams and 2008 was again German champion, for the third time.
Frank Ostholt took part in the Olympic Games in Beijing for the second time in 2008 , this time with Mr. Medicott . On August 12, 2008 Ostholt was in the event of the Olympic Games in Beijing together with Ingrid Klimke , Hinrich Romeike , Andreas Dibowski and Peter Thomsen Olympic champion with the team. The fact that although the best 25 riders qualified for the final in the individual, but a maximum of three from a team, Frank Ostholt, although at this time in the individual standings in eighth place, could not start in the final show jumping.
In the 2010 World Equestrian Games , he was singled out with Mr. Medicott as a single rider 21st in singles. His biggest individual success so far in an international championship he won in 2011: At the European Championships in Luhmühlen he won with Little Paint single bronze. At the German Championships 2012, he also won bronze with Little Paint .