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Becky Woolven

Born in 1989, Becky grew up as one of four children in the village of Medmenham, Buckinghamshire. Becky's family are very sporty and despite her parent's best attempts to sway her towards any other sport, Becky’s only real love was for horses and riding. 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 include:

  • 17th place and winner of the Land Rover Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the best first-timer in her 4* 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
  • 12th place and one of only four riders to finish on their dressage score: CCI*** 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*** (2014)
  • Double clear and winner of the Best U25 Rider prize in the British Open at Gatcombe (2014)
  • Second to Andrew Nicholson in both an Intermediate and Advanced section at Little Downham Horse Trials (2013)
  • Double clear in the Intermediate Championships at the Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe (2013)
  • Awarded one of five Symm Training Bursaries by Hambleden Horse Trials (2013)
  • Becky has 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)