Hometown: New York, New York
Discipline: Show Jumping
Katie Dinan has amassed a record that people twice her age would envy. Dinan began riding at the age of four and, three years later, was active in the competition ring. She found much success as a Junior and Young Rider. Dinan represented Zone 2 on the Gold medal-winning team at the Randolph College/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in both 2010 and 2011. In 2011, she had strong performances in the European Youngster Cup Finals and won the Young Rider Individual Gold and Team Bronze medals at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North.
Dinan showed she was a solid senior level competitor in 2012, being named to the Long List for the U.S. Show Jumping Team and awarded the USET Maxine Beard Show Jumping Rider Award for her competitive record and future potential to represent the United States in international competition. She became a dependable teammate on Nations Cup teams, receiving the Furusiyya Rider of the Day award at the 2013 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Scotiabank at CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ Tournament. Dinan reached another milestone in 2013 when she competed in her first Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final. In 2014, she received the Lionel Guerrand-Hermès Trophy as a young rider in one of the Olympic disciplines who exemplifies both sportsmanship and horsemanship.
Dinan is a senior of Harvard University studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology.