Monday, 27 November 2017

Headley Britannia - Greatest Horses

Headley Britannia  was a 15.3hh mare ridden by Lucinda Fredericks to many eventing victories.  Born in 1993 her sire was Jumbo, an Irish Sport Horse and her dam the Thoroughbred  Alan's Bambi.  Brit, as she was known, was  liver chestnut and quite small considering her success.

She always hated her ears being touched but had the most amazing spirit and determination, with the skill and ability that allowed her to win at the top level!

She was bred at the Headley stud by the Hounsell's and started competing in autumn 1998 with Emma Robson.  Sent to Lucinda Frederiks in 2002 to be sold, no one was interested in buying her, so Lucinda decided to compete her.  They won their first event (Intermediate) at Aldon!  Later that year they won at Blenheim ....
.....  in 2007 Brit was gifted to Lucinda.

2002 Won Blenheim

2004 Won Bicton (Advanced)

2006 Won Burghley and 3rd at Luhmuhlen

2007 Won Badminton

2008 Silver at Beijing Olympics and won at Salperton (OI) and Barbury

2009 Won Kentucky, Tweseldown (OI)

2011 Won Tweseldown (OI)

She is one of only 2 horse to have won Badminton, Burghley and the Kentucky Rolex events.

Brit retired in 2012 and since then a number of her foals have been born by embryo transfer.  Sadly, she had an accident in April 2014 meaning she was put to sleep :(

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