18 year old Ellie Fredericks has had a fantastic 2021 season, competing on Lucinda’s Advanced stallion Britannia’s Mail, Intermediate horse Mandorior and 6 year old mare Pure Trendsetter, part-owned by Liz Hills and Chris Emmett. Ellie is proud to be part of the u21 British Eventing Youth Development Squad for the second year running and would have been selected for the Junior European team if GB had sent a squad to Sweden.
Ellie and Britannia’s Mail began the season with a 4th place in the Novice at Tweseldown in April and went from strength to strength, finishing 3rd in the CCI-LJ2* at the Junior National Championships at Belsay International, 2nd at Cornbury House International CCI-S Y3* and 12th in their first 3* at Keysoe International in a field of over 100 riders, many of whom were going on to the Tokyo Olympics. To top off the season they stepped up to Advanced at Little Downham and blew us away finishing in 10th place amongst all the Professionals.
Mandorior had a successful 2021 season, placing in all five of his events. He finished the season on a high with 9th place at Bicton in the CCI-S2*.
Having never evented before this season, Pure Trendsetter has been an absolute super-star. Ellie has worked hard to take her up through the levels, with multiple placings along the way, to end the season with a win in her first International 2* at Bicton. It was a truly deserved win, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead for the pair in 2022.
As part of the Dauntsey’s School team Ellie qualified Britannia’s Mail and Pure Trendsetter for the NSEA Show Jumping Championship at Hickstead in 2022.
As well as competing, Ellie works with Lucinda to bring on and develop horses for sale. Plans for 2022 include getting experience on Britannia’s Mail at 4* level, competing Lucinda’s pony stallion Britannia’s Bijou and new mare Coolrock Wander. Mandorior will be looking for a new home as a schoolmaster with a smaller Junior rider as Ellie has outgrown him, and Ellie will be looking for another ride or two to run alongside Pure Trendsetter.
Ellie is sponsored by Pure Feed, Devoucoux, HUSK, Jo Hansford Photography, Foxy Equestrian and Salute Equestrian.