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Becky Woolven

Born in 1989, Becky grew up as one of four siblings in the village of Medmenham, Buckinghamshire. Becky's family are very sporty and despite her parent's best endeavours to sway her towards any other sport, Becky’s only real love was for horses and riding. Whilst the other siblings were on their way to representing England at Hockey and Steeplechase, it took an awful lot of persuasion to start riding lessons so how Becky ever managed to secure her first pony she will never know. However one thing led to another and at the age of 14 Becky had her first taste of eventing on her 14.2 pony "Bluey" whom she produced herself from a five year old. Becky progressed through the Pony Club and had several good results at the Championships. Since then, Becky’s most notable achievements to date include:

  • 9th place at Luhmuhlen Horse Trials (2019) (DHI Babette K).
  • 13th place at Burghley Horse Trials 2019 (DHI Babette K).
  • 17th place and winner of the Land Rover Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the best first-timer in her 5* debut at Burghley Horse Trials 2017 (Charlton Down Riverdance)
  • Clear cross country at her first Badminton Horse Trials 2017 (Charlton Down Riverdance), lying in 20th place overnight but was forced to withdraw before the final horse inspection due to (horse) injury
  • 10th place at Burnham Market 2019 CCI-S 4* with a double clear. (DHI Babette K)
  • 12th place at Chatsworth International Horse Trials CCI-S 4* 2019. (DHI Babette K)
  • 3rd place at Rockingham Horse Trials CCI-S 4* with a double clear on debut at this level and and only horse in the section to finish on dressage. (Elja)
  • 12th place and one of only four riders to finish on their dressage score: CCI-L 4* at Bramham (Charlton Down Riverdance)
  • Becky and top ride LB The Phantom earned themselves a place on the 2015 World Class Equine Pathway
  • 11th place and winner of the Best U25 Rider and Best First-timer prize at Blenheim CCI-L 4* (2014)
  • Double clear and winner of the Best U25 Rider prize in the British Open at Gatcombe (2014)
  • Awarded one of five Symm Training Bursaries by Hambleden Horse Trials (2013)
  • Becky produced her first horse to Advanced level at the age of 21 (2011)
  • World Champion: Individual gold and team silver at the World University Equestrian Games in Sangju, South Korea (2010)
  • Individual and Team gold for Great Britain at the Student Riders Nations Cup in De Mortel, Holland (2010)