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By Lucinda Fredericks, May 13 2019 11:25AM

Ellie and Belaero came 2nd in their first ever Pony trial at Aston le Walls! I am so proud and delighted for them. Having just done the minimum requirements at BE90 and BE100 they produced a fantastic result on Saturday, with a perfect performance in all three phases - a beautiful 30.3 dressage, a foot-perfect SJ around a tough, up to height 1.10m track which caused many problems, followed by an easy, confident XC within the time. Belaero is truly the most delightful, professional, talented pony and has surpassed all our expectations. She is totally adorable and our assessment of her on that dark and dingy December afternoon was completely right. We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to develop such a super pony. It's just such a shame we didn't find in time for Ellie to do FEI ponies with her, but when the time comes she will have a really exciting future with a younger, smaller rider.

The Dauntsey's School Equestrian 90 team had a successful Sunday at Stonar, winning the schools event and qualifying for the championships later this year.

Meanwhile, the rest of the LFE team were at Millfield where Bridget Hall's Britannia's Cabaret was a complete superstar with Oceane Amans, to achieve a brilliant 5th place in her first BE event, only missing the 3rd place due to being too quick XC! Another lovely Britannia's Mail progeny - watch out for this one!

Zoe Taylor-Jones was very happy with her own horse Billy Alberto, with a great double clear in the BE90.

By Lucinda Fredericks, Apr 17 2019 07:38AM

Lucinda Fredericks is delighted to confirm a new two year sponsorship deal with SDL Solutions to use their Premium Horse Bedding products.

Lucinda commented "I have been amazed by the results of switching from traditional shavings to SDL Solutions' Premium Horse Bedding for my horses. Apart from being cost-effective, the pellets are considerably less dusty than any other product we have used, are quicker and easier to use and the beds stay cleaner for longer. We also have a smaller muck heap as a result. I would thoroughly recommend giving them a try."

SDL Solutions' horse bedding is a significantly more absorbent and hygienic option than other horse bedding materials used in stables. It has an incredibly low dust factor of 0.04% and provides continuous comfort for your horse. It is 100% sourced and manufactured in the UK and is BETA and ENplus accredited.

Director Sam Launchbury says "We are delighted that Lucinda has chosen to use our Premium Horse Bedding for her horses. She is a well-respected, world-class event rider and we are proud to be supporting her and her team."

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By Lucinda Fredericks, Mar 11 2019 12:09PM

What a fantastic weekend at Tweseldown! The organisers produced 4 super courses that held up in the bad weather which was great considering many other events had to be abandoned. And we were thrilled to see 3 LFE horses go double-clear - a great achievement for each of them.

Ellie was delighted with Mandorior who was calm and focused in all three phases of the 100u18 to finish in 4th place on his dressage score of 29.3 in a rather competitive section. It was a great start to give Mandorior a steady run before the u18 Open Novice class next week at Pontispool.

We couldn't have been happier with Belearo in her second 90 with Ellie to get a 30.5 in the dressage and an easy double-clear to come 2nd place, just 0.2 points behind the leader. She will now step up to the 100 at Pontispool on Sunday.

And it was great to finally see Oceane Amans and In Fashion Too come together. They jumped a super double-clear in their first event this year, proving that all their hard winter training has been worth the effort. They will compete in the 100 at Pontispool on Sunday.

Well done team, and a big thank you to our wonderful sponsors for their support.

By Lucinda Fredericks, Jan 28 2019 11:31AM

We had a great day yesterday at the NSEA SJ Competition at West Wilts Equestrian Centre. My great team of Hattie, Alex and Maria helped us get the big blue lorry packed for the first time this year!

Sunfield Elspeth, Belaero, Mandorior and Britannia's Mail all looked amazing, thanks to The Pure Feed Company, and Ellie looked very smart in her Mark Todd Collection gear, Gatehouse hat, Freejump stirrups and Rodney Powell body protector.

Sunfield Elspeth's owner, Chris Emmett, came and supported me until Alex and Maria arrived in time for Mandorior and Britannia's Mail's classes. Sunfield Elspeth and the Dauntsey's Equestrian team finished 5th in a huge 85cm XC/SJ class and Belaero jumped a super clear in the 95 XC/SJ and just one pole at the second last in the 105 XC/SJ. We are really pleased with our new little pony!

Mandorior then did two confident rounds outside in the windy rain with a pole in the 1m (Ellie blamed herself) and went first in the 110cm and had the same pole down. We were still very happy considering it was his first SJ show since Bicton last October.

The best man came out last. Britannia's Mail jumped a perfect, fast, smooth clear in his only class to finish a very credible 4th in tough company. He really is so genuine, especially when the fillers under the last fence blew down on his approach and the two ring stewards were trying their best to sort them and everyone called out to stand back just in time for the coolest stallion to jump it confidently!

I was most pleased with Ellie who rode 6 rounds, 5 different courses and 4 completely different horses and stayed calm and focussed all day. Thank you to all our sponsors and thank you to the volunteer team at West Wilts EC for being so patient and helpful.


Ellie Fredericks & Britannia's Mail

Ellie Fredericks & Belaero

By Lucinda Fredericks, Dec 7 2018 02:33PM

Britannia's Mail began the year with a fabulous performance at the Competition Stallions Show at  Addington, He was much admired, and the audience were delighted when 14 year old Ellie showed him off in the jumping part of the display. 

After an incredibly wet start, resulting in many events either cancelled or abandoned, Britannia’s Mail and new 4* rider Libby Seed made an exciting start to their first eventing season together with a super double clear in the Open Intermediate at Tweseldown and then finished 8th at Aston Le Walls before heading to the Badminton Stallion Parade. As usual Marley put on a superb show, jumping pretty well the biggest fences of all the stallions and behaving immaculately.  

With only two runs under their belt they had a crack at the British U21 Championships at Houghton Hall. This gave them the important qualification result to go up to 3*. Britannia's Mail was then delighted to head to stud at Tomlinson Equine for a few days which of course he thoroughly enjoyed! 

A steady run round Nunney 2* prepared them well for Barbury where another solid performance gave the pair the next part of their 3* qualification. We waited for the hard summer ground to soften up before we ran him again at Gatcombe OI where he again went really well to finish just outside the top 10. Libby and her wonderfully supportive parents, Lesley and Jonathan, then headed up to Yorkshire to achieve a fantastic 5th place in the Advanced at Allerton while Lucinda was helping Ellie at the U18 South of England competition in the pouring rain!

Britannia’s Mail had many compliments from the commentary, spectators and fans that have offspring up North. He obviously enjoyed and found the bigger challenges easy, and demonstrated his superb fitness, soundness and developing partnership with Libby.

A last minute plan to fit in one more run, as Britannia's Mail was feeling so well, sadly didn’t work due to being one of the many horses who were confused by the low sun at the end of the day at Bicton CIC** - unseating poor Libby when he misread a skinny roll top going into the trees. Britannia's Mail, being so clever, stayed on his feet but poor Libby was surprised to land on the floor and see Britannia's Mail quietly trotting away, jumping over the string beautifully to head for home!  Such bad luck, having started the competition on a fabulous dressage score of 31.6 and been well placed to finish in the top four had he gone clear XC.

Britannia’s Mail has finished the season looking amazing, fit and sound. Lucinda is enjoying training him and riding him at home, playing with his dressage and enjoying some rather blustery, wet hacks on the plain. With the Event season finished Ellie Fredericks has taken on the jumping part of his training, which is really good fun for both of them. They have recently qualified for the schools show jumping championships at Hickstead next August.


Libby Seed will start more serious training with him early next year and will be aiming for the 3* Nations Cups - hopefully with the British team - as well as two long-format 4* events (original 3* level).


After seven seasons eventing, Britannia's Mail continues to prove himself to be a 100% sound, tough, genuine and confident competition horse, with his relaxed, affectionate, honest and kind temperament coming through in his young stock. Britannia’s Mail has excellent fertility rates, having covered over 100 mares between 2013-2018, and we have seen some lovely Britannia’s Mail foals on the ground during 2018. Three of which are based at Rosegarth which is lovely.

We are pleased to have been able to make him available for fresh and chilled semen, as well as frozen, during the season. And we are excited about seeing some of his 4 and 5 year old offspring out competing in 2019.

Early next year Britannia’s Mail will yet again be on display at the Competition Stallions Show at Addington Manor on 16th February, and will be available for fresh, chilled and frozen semen during the season, standing at Tomlinson Equine, Gloucestershire.

For more information about Britannia’s Mail and to make a booking for the 2019 season please email or telephone 01380 816636. You can view photos of Britannia’s Mail and his offspring at our website: and on Britannia’s Mail facebook page:

If you have a Britannia’s Mail foal we would love you to share your photos and stories with us. Please email Jo at

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