This four-star supermare took a break from baby-making to win last weekend’s competition, blazing around its compact cross-country course.
As Kate mentioned earlier in today’s News and Notes, champion four-star mare Headley Brittania stepped out of retirement with Lucinda Fredericks to win the Express Eventing competition last weekend at the CLA Game Fair. The Horse & Hound published a report with videos from the event, noting that the 20-year-old mare bested her nearest competitor by almost 7 points. Since her official retirement at Badminton this spring, Brit has remained in regular work and is ridden by Lucinda’s 9-year-old daughter, Ellie.
From the Horse & Hound:
A delighted Lucinda told H&H: “It was bliss. It was just like getting back onto your old comfy sofa. She was the ultimate professional and felt no different to how she was 5 years ago.”
“This competition is ideal for her because it is less physical,” Lucinda added. “She just loved all the attention and was immaculately behaved.”
Congrats to Headley Brittania and the Fredericks!