2002 was the first year Lucinda rode for Australia having changed from representing Great Britain at junior and young rider level. In 2002 the Australian national anthem was played three times for Lucinda due to Lucinda’s wins at Punchestown, Blenheim and the CDI Grand Prix at Hickstead.
2012 was the year Flying finish came to the forefront to take over from Headley Britannia and at only ten years, and in his third season of eventing, he qualified for the Olympics and represented Australia in London.
In March 2013 Lucinda had a serious rotational fall at the first event of the season at Tweseldown resulting in 6 broken ribs, 2 punctured lungs and a smashed collar bone. She was hospitalised for two weeks but was back competing less than three months later at the CICO*** Houghton Hall International, helping Australia take the bronze medal in the nations cup and finishing 12th individually. Three weeks later in June 2013 Lucinda and Flying Finish headed to Luhmuhlen 4* finishing a credible 10th having done an excellent dressage and a solid clear cross country, all be it slower than usual, to gain their qualification for the world equestrian games in Normandy this August 2014. In August 2013 Lucinda won with Flying Finish at the CIC3* Blair Castle Horse Trials, CIC3*.
Lucinda was the coach to the Hong Kong Team and coached them to win their first bronze medal in 2014 at the Asian Games.
Always out helping and training riders young and old and offering advice and support, Lucinda, Ellie and her horses have a huge band of loyal followers. Her energy and perfectionism has enabled many riders to achieve beyond their dreams and she is regularly asked to do clinics in the UK, America, Hong Kong and Europe.
Lucinda is an ambassador for The Pure Feed Company, Devoucoux Saddles, ArcEquine and Forces Equine.
Originally from Canada, Kelly moved to the UK in 2005 to do her Masters in Communication at Goldsmiths College, University of London. While studying, Kelly worked at a city riding school, leading rides through central London and Hyde Park.
Upon graduation, country life beckoned and Kelly led her husband Shane further and further outside the M25, eventually settling in the south west of England, not far from Stonehenge in Wiltshire. Kelly first met Lucinda in 2012 and started training with her in 2013.
"Working closely with Lucinda these last few years at Rosegarth has been the opportunity of a lifetime. Not only is Lucinda an outstanding horsewoman and rider, she is an inspired coach, trainer, mentor and friend. I feel like I've been doing an executive MBA programme in eventing during my time at Rosegarth", Kelly says.
Kelly has worked with Horse&Rider magazine for nearly ten years, starting with website and online content development and more recently contributing upwards of 30 print features a year. Topics range from instructional series with world-class and Olympic riders, to management, feeding, breeding, veterinary and behaviour specials with recognised experts, as well as reviewing the latest equipment and products.
Lucinda and Cos i Will at Chatsworth 2014, image by David Sewell
View Lucinda's results on British Eventing here.
Lucinda and her famous little mare Headley Britannia together won 3 of the world's total 6 CCI4* FEI events, these being Burghley 2006, Badminton 2007 and Kentucky 2009. Headley Britannia is the only mare to have ever won all three events. Lucinda and the amazing diminutive mare Headley Britannia still hold the record for the best ever finishing penalty score at 4* level of 32.3.
She had seven foals by embryo transfer. The first two foals by Jaguar Mail, Britannia’s Mail and Little Britannia were born while both parents were competing at the Beijing Olympics. This is also a first. At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Lucinda won a team silver medal and finished tenth individually before the second show jumping phase.
Lucinda pictured with Britannia's Mail (left).
Image by Bob Atkins
Event Riders based at Rosegarth
Following in her parents footsteps, 15 year old Ellie begins the 2019 season competing with Mandorior and Joubert at the new 2* level. She is also producing and competing newcomer, 14.1hh Belaero who had to start the season at BE90 but has quickly progressed, coming 2nd place in their first Novice Pony Trial.
View Ellie's results on British Eventing here.