Age: 29
Country: German
Rides: 3,785
Career Wins: 412
Prize money: SEK 29,498,266 (€3,027,176)
Highlight: Goldene Peitsche (Gr3)
Lowest riding weight: 55kg

Stefanie Hofer

Stefanie Hofer was born into racing, her father being the successful German trainer Mario Hofer. She started her career as an amateur rider and won the championship for amateurs in Germany in both 2005 and 2007, before going on to win three apprentice championships.

Throughout her career, Hofer has been the leading female rider in Germany, and was the first female to win a Group race in her country when in 2012 she rode Smooth Operator in the Silberne Peitsche (Gr3) in Munich, a horse who she also rode to Listed victory in the Mercedes Benz-Sprinterpreis in Baden-Baden.

In 2011 Hofer became only the second woman to ride in the German Derby, steering Andreas Wöhler-trained 100-1 shot Mi Senor to 12th place. Hofer then went on to ride for the Girls Team in the 2014 Shergar Cup, in which the Girls team finished in second place.

Hofer has, despite her young age, a huge amount of experience and comes to the
Lady Jockey’s Thoroughbred World Championship in excellent form and has already had success in Sweden, winning a leg in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies IFAHR Cup when she was last here.