hoto by Colleen De Neve, Calgary Herald
Rides for: USA
Top Horses: Flexible and McGuinness
Born: October 3, 1959 (53 years old)
Hometown: Wilsonville, OR
Spouse: Shelly Fellers
Children: Christopher (born 1991) and Savannah (born 1994)
Biggest win this year: Winner of the 2012 Rolex FEI World Cup
Recent win: $200,000 CN Performance Grand Prix, Spruce Meadows (final Olympic selection class)
A family man at heart: Fellers only competes 15 to 18 weeks a year at top shows throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico with an occasional trip to Europe.
Did you know: Fellers and Flexible became the first US pair to be named World Cup Champions in 25 years.
Blast from the past: Rich’s riding career began at the age of 11 when he was given a two-year-old Appaloosa for his birthday. The short, stocky horse had a unexpected talent for jumping, and the pair eventually started winning on the Grand Prix circuit spanning from the West Coast U.S. to Spruce Meadows.
Turned Professional: in 1983, at 24 years old.
2012 Goal: USA Team member for London Olympics