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.
Resident rider Ella Flanagan arrived at Rosegarth with her four horses in Autumn 2020. Having run the family yard of 16 horses Ella was keen to pursue a career in eventing but lacked guidance, direction and consistency, so jumped at the chance to join Lucinda's yard.
This season Ella is aiming to take her two boys, Bill and Dizzy, to 3*L and will compete the youngsters in 5 year old classes.
Whilst building her own business she hopes to take on rides and build her team of horses for the coming seasons.
"The move to Rosegarth has allowed me to fit into a team environment whilst starting up my own business. I've rediscovered my passion for the training of my horses and am finally starting to feel like a career in eventing is within my reach. Lucinda has been an absolute godsend. She has not only helped me with my riding and schooling of my top horses but was also completely invaluable in the selling of my first project horse Effy and the purchase of my new project horse Quinn! I have no doubt that my time here will be the foundation of my career with horses."
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
17 year old Ellie is proud to be part of the u21 BE Youth Development Squad for the 2021 season, competing on Britannia's Mail and Mandorior.
We are particularly excited to watch her progress with Britannia's Mail. They begin their season at Intermediate, with plans to progress to 3* and Advanced in the Summer as well as doing the u21 team trials and aiming for Junior Team selection.
Ellie is also bringing on her project horses Pure Trendsetter and Ballyanihan Lad.
View Ellie's results on British Eventing here.