London, August 8th. Wilsonville’s Richard Fellers and his 16-year-old Irish Sporthorse, Flexible (who has his own website flexiblegrandprixjumper.com) came to London on August 1st from their training farm in Holland. Flexible’s owners, Harry and Mollie Chapman report, “Flexible is bright and happy and ready to go…so is Rich.” The 52-year-old was the first American to win the World Cup show jumping finals in 25 years and it’s his first time competing in the Olympics. Steve Guerdat of Switzerl won the Gold medal.
Despite all of Feller’s success, including taking home the FEI Rolex World Cup Championship in April, Fellers isn’t letting it go to his head. “People ask me, how many wins, how much prize money, but none of that really matters to me,” said Fellers. “I just take it day by day, and focus on keeping moving forward,” according to Spruce Meadows Media.