The Tall One
William is one of the World's top event riders. Representing Britain at Junior, Young Rider and Senior Championship levels, William has been part of the World Class performance squad for many years. The only rider to have won five out of the six CIC 5* L’s Worldwide multiple times in most cases - Burghley (1994, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011), Badminton (2004 & 2015), Luhmuhlen (2008), Kentucky (2010, 2012, 2014) and Pau (2011, 2013). He also won the HSBC FEI Classics, a series linking the top six Three-Day Events in the world, four times (2008, 2010, 2012 and again in 2014) and finished second in 2011. He has some lovely horses ready for the 2019 season and is still as hungry as he was as a teenager to represent his country.
Tim & Jonelle Price
Eventing's Power Couple
Tim is from a very horsey family that reside on the South Island of New Zealand. He competed in eventing and show jumping back home in NZ. But concentrated on eventing in 2003, when he travelled to England to ride at Burghley. Commuting back and forth from NZ until 2005 when he and Jonelle relocated to their base at Mere Farm in the UK, Tim has built an incredible team of horses and is keen to add more 5* wins to his CV, having won Luhmuhlen on Wesko in 2014 and Burghley on Ringwood Sky Boy in 2018. He made his Olympic debut in Rio and joined the NZ team at Tryon for the WEG in 2018. His sights are firmly set on the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Jonelle was born to an unhorsey family in South Island. She is a fierce competitor and has had incredible success since arriving in the UK in 2005 with Tim. She is perhaps most well-known for her partnerships with a number of very talented but equally feisty mares, Faerie Dianimo and Classic Moet, to name but two. Jonelle won a team bronze at the London Olympics in 2012 and rode alongside her husband at the Rio Olympics in 2016. She has a very strong team of horses for 2019 and is looking forward to the season, having had a quite year after Otis arrived chalking up not one, but two incredible 5* wins at the first at Badminton with Classic Moet followed closely by Luhmuhlen with Faerie Dianimo.
The New Kid on the Block
Still relatively new to the top level of eventing, Alex only made his 5* debut in 2016, going on to complete all four European 5*s in 2017. He is a registered farrier and splits his time as a farrier and competing his string of exciting horses. Team GBR reserve for the 2017 European Championships and again for the 2018 World Equestrian Games, it won't be long before he makes his Senior Championship debut. He is a hard working, ambitious rider who convincingly won a 2018 ERM leg at Haras de Jardy with his 5* partner Zagreb - mark our words he is one to watch this season!
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The Queen of the North
Team GBR's pathfinder for many years with the feisty Opposition Buzz, Nicole and Dodi had a style of their own, an were always very competitive. Nicola has won numerous International CCI and CIC competitions throughout England and Europe. She has an infectious smile and is always willing to chat to her fans, of which she has many! Part of the Team GBR Gold -Medal winning team and the individual silver medalist at 2017's European Championships in Strzegom, Poland, Nicola has a fantastic team of horses for 2019.
Gemma was riding before she could walk and is very well known for her gutsy riding style. She has represented Britain at Pony, Junior, Young Rider and Senior Championship Levels and made he Olympic debut in Rio 2016. She had an impeccable 2017 season, being crowned British Open Champion and Event Rider Masters Series Champion and followed this up in 2018 with top placings at 5* and an integral place on the Gold-Medal winning Team GBR at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon. Gemma has a very exciting team horses for the 2019 season.
Mr Nice Guy
Harry is one of the most talented & helpful riders in the Sport. Born into the sport of Eventing, his dad was the legendary late Richard Meade and his mum a very successful 4* rider. Harry was part of the Team GBR Silver Medal winning team at the World Equestrian Games, Normandy in 2014. He has some very talented horses for this season and we are looking forward to watching him across the country - his most remarkable phase.
Small but Mighty
Blyth was born on New Zealand's North Island but had lived in England on and off since 1989 until last year when he re-located back home to NZ. Blyth is an Olympic Champion and Double World Champion, and together with the legendary Sir Mark Todd contributed to New Zealand's many team Eventing medals. Blyth returned to New Zealand in 2004 after representing his country in four Olympic Games where he concentrated on his other love, breeding race horses. Returning to England in 2011 to continue his competitive eventing career, Blyth was a member of the NZ World Equestrian Games team in Tryon 2018 and moved back to NZ at the end of last year. He has promised to keep us all updated with his 2019 season in the Southern Hemisphere!
The Young Gun
Emily is the daughter of the famous Eventer, Mary King. Mary's number one supporter throughout her career, Emily is now the one in the saddle while her mother watches on (when Mary isn't competing her own wonderful home-breds!) Em was the individual Silver Medalist at the Junior Europeans in 2012, U21 National Champion in 2013 and took the U25 National Championship at Bramham in 2018. Having recently re-located to Cheshire where she has a wonderful yard with partner Sam Ecroyd, Em has a very exciting team of horses and with Mary always on hand for guidance we predict more big things for this young eventing star in 2019. .