Since winning her first National Championship with Sir Barnaby in 1992, Pippa Funnell is now firmly established as one of the world’s leading three day event riders. Throughout a long career, Pippa has consistently been at the top of Three Day Eventing having cemented her place back in 2003 when she won the Rolex Grand Slam. As well as a healthy bonus from Rolex, Pippa earned herself a place in the history books as the first person to achieve this feat.
A year later she broke yet more records when she became the first person to win the Blenheim International Horse Trials for an incredible fourth time. This was followed by success at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where she helped the team to Silver before taking the individual Bronze medal. Her list of achievements has continued to expand, with Pippa frequently placing well at all the major events, and includes repeatedly claiming both the Badminton and Windsor titles.
Amateur event rider Alan Nolan has Burghley and Luhmuhlen four star completions under his belt. After retiring his four start ride Bronze Flight in 2018, Alan has a lovely string of young horses making their way through the ranks including Garcon de Lux. Alan also works full time for Gain Horse Feeds as a Business Development Manager.
22 year old Kate has represented Great Britain at Junior and Young Rider Europeans for 4 years. She currently has four horses, the top being Bulano who was 3rd in the CIC*** at Charsworth in 2018. Also two very exciting 7 year olds and a beautiful 4 year old.
Ben grew up on his family farm near Rugby in Warwickshire. In 2010 he completed a BSc (Hons) in Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural College after which he joined Butler Sherborn in Cirencester, where he heads the Equestrian Property side of the business. Ben is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) having qualified in 2013.
Ben began his riding career with the North Warwickshire Pony Club and represented the branch at the National PC Championships in eventing, dressage and showjumping. In 2009 he gained the prestigious Pony Club A test. He has hunted all his life with the Warwickshire – both his mother and stepfather have been former Warwickshire Masters. Ben also spent 5 seasons point to point riding. Ben began affiliated eventing in 2007, some of his first rides were on Jane Starkey’s former advanced horse Davy. He rode at his first International CCI1* at Gatcombe Park in 2008 and his first CIC3* at Belton International in 2014.
In 2016 Ben finished 12th at Badminton Horse trails with Galley Light and represented Great Britain at The Great Meadows International USA with Willows Tipster.
Ben Says “I chose Elevator Bridles as they are classically designed, yet crafted to ensure even pressure distribution which most importantly enhances performance”