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Meet our stable of supported riders

As an active member of the equine community, we support a range of established and up-and-coming riders to help them achieve success in their chosen horse riding activities. You can find out more about them below and read about their experiences in regular blog articles.

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Lucy Jackson

Lucy is an International Event Rider who has successfully competed in horse trials around the world.

Lucy represented New Zealand at the Trans-Tasman Challenge in 2003 and the CHIO Aachen in 2012 and 2014, and was first reserve for the 2012 London Olympic Games. In 2012, she completed Burghley, her first four-star with two horses, winning the HSBC training bursary as best four-star first-timer with Willy Do.

Lucy now has her sights fixed firmly on Tokyo for 2020 with her top ride, Superstition II, who is owned by Gillian Greenlees.

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Alice Oppenheimer

Alice is a British Dressage rider who breeds and trains her own horses at her family yard, Headmore Stud in Hampshire.

Alice has been on the national squad of British Young Riders Dressage Scheme (BYRDS) and the 2009 Young Rider European Dressage Team. Since then she has been working her way up through the grades and has been placed internationally at Grand Prix.

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Hannah Esberger Hancock

Hannah Esberger

Hannah is an International 2* Dressage rider and trainer. She has competed in European teams as a Junior and Young rider and went onto ride internationally for Britain as a Senior.

A winner of Britains Talent Spotting and a Young Rider Champion Hannah went on to win 7 National and 22 Regional titles. Her current horses are 6-year-olds Iggy Pop and Levanu, 5-year-old Knock Out and her new arrival 3-year-old Liberty – all of which she has high hopes for. Hannah’s ambition has always been to be a member of the British team and compete at the Olympics.

Hannah is a strong believer in a Dengie feeding regime and has been supported by us for many years and enjoying the benefit of our nutrition team’s expertise.

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Tanya Buckingham

Tanya Buckingham

Tanya Buckingham is a British Event Rider and produces, competes and looks after all her own horses, along with horses for owners. Tanya is also a fully qualified BHS II and UKCC level 3 coach.

Tanya has represented Team GB at junior and young rider level and has currently got a yard of up and coming young horses alongside her top mare Candy who is aiming at CIC*** next year.

Alongside Eventing, Tanya is an active member of British Dressage and BSJA, competing up to Advanced and Foxhunter level.

Tanya is a huge believer in the health benefits of a fibre-based diet for her horses and is very proud to be a part of the Dengie Team!

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A Super Somerford by Olivia Whitelaw

Olivia Whitelaw

Olivia Whitelaw is a young international dressage rider based in Nottinghamshire, trained by Andrew Fletcher. Olivia recently sold her International Dutch riding pony Brouwershaven’s Viceroy as she had come to the FEI age limit for competing ponies, she is currently spending the winter of 2019 training Bentley an up and coming eventer whilst waiting for her new youngster Lordswood Sir Victorious (aka Lordy) to arrived from Germany. Lordy is due to arrive in the UK in May 2020, and Olivia has many plans ahead for the pair of them with the ultimate dream goal of the 2028 LA Olympics, so exciting times are ahead.

Olivia’s 2019 highlights include being nominated to represent Team GB in six International shows, including a Nations Cup team position, and a particular highlight was winning both the Hickstead CDI 2019 Pony FEI Individual and the Kur Music Class, where they ended their International career together on a personal high with an International Personal Best score of 76%

Olivia’s aims for 2020 include developing Lordy through from unbacked to develop his ridden experience and wider experiences not under saddle including ‘In Hand Groundwork’ to prepare him for the 4-year-old Young Dressage Horse Championships. Alongside this and her A Levels Olivia will continue to represent British Dressage as she completes a program for selected elite youth rider development called the Diploma in Sporting Excellence at Hartpury College.

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Alicia Wilkinson

Alicia Wilkinson

Alicia is a British Event Rider based in Essex.

Alicia has worked for a number of professional riders and is no setting up on her own.

Alicia has been riding since she was 1-year-old and her highest achievement to date was taking her homebred mare, Pooh round Blenheim CCI4*s 8/9 year olds. She has produced four horses to Intermediate level and two Advanced.

Looking at the 2020 season, Alicia has an exciting string of horses:

Mary (8 year old) will be starting at Novice and moving up to Intermediate and possibly Advanced

Ziggy (7 year old) will be starting at BE100 and moving to Novice after 4 events.

Ruby (7 year old) is for sale but will be campaigning alongside Ziggy if not sold.

Googie and Pooh (Alicia’s former top horses) are both in rehab work but will hopefully make an appearance mid-season.

Pook and Inky (both 4 years old) have just been backed by Alicia and will just be getting out and about to training shows towards the end of the season.

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Matilda Haley

Matilda is a young dressage rider based in North-East Scotland.

Her current ride is Go (Arlo to his friends). Arlo is a talented 6-year-old KWPN gelding who came over from The Netherlands in October 2017.

Prior to this Matilda’s top horse was Watch Me! (Gari to his friends!) who was her first horse after coming off ponies. Together their campaigned their way very successfully to Advanced Medium before he was sadly put to sleep in summer 2017. Matilda has ridden for Scotland many times on Home International, Inter-Regional and Sheepgate U25 teams. She has competed both at Regional and National level in Affiliated Dressage at the British Dressage Winter Championships and the Pony Club Championships. Matilda says that all her horses have loved their Dengie Diet and that they look well on this. Matilda’s goal is to be invited in front of the BD Junior or Young Rider selectors in future years and her dream would be to make one of the International Squads.

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Maisie Randle at Calmsden BE100

Maisie Randle

Maisie started riding when she was 3-years-old and has wanted to be an event rider since the age of 5. She has been inspired by her Dad, Tim Randle, a former 4* event rider and equine vet, and from visits to Badminton and Burghley Horse Trials where she has been lucky enough to go behind the scenes. Maisie’s ambition is to ride at Badminton and Burghley and to go one better than her Dad and ride for Team GB at the Olympics!

Maisie is currently eventing 2 ponies at BE90 and 100 level – Portmead Ballerina & Trevadlock So Smart, both of which she has produced herself.  Her aim is to get them to Novice /Pony Trial level before she outgrows them! She is also an active Pony Club  Member and regularly represents her club on teams for dressage, Show-jumping and Eventing.

“Dengie is fundamental for the horses and ponies on our yard. Alfa-A Molasses Free and Meadow Grass with Herbs & Oil provide the controllable energy and stamina they need to go eventing whilst also keeping them in great condition; they look and feel healthy and happy! Hi-Fi Molasses Free is perfect for when they’re not in quite as much work; Dengie is essential, I wouldn’t feed anything else.”

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