Bubby Upton

Bubby Upton

Discipline: Eventing

Based In: Newmarket

Bubby, christened Isabelle, is based in Newmarket with her parents and two elder siblings. Newmarket, being the home of horse racing, is a very convenient location as it has all the world’s leading facilities just minutes away from Bubby’s home.

Bubby has ridden all her life and started off with the Newmarket and Thurlow Pony Club who she represented at the Pony Club Championships six times, first at the age of nine. Bubby’s first taste of success was in 2014 where she was selected for the Pony European Championships in Millstreet on both her ponies, Alfie XI and Howen Loganberry when she was 15. She went on to win Team and Individual silver at the Europeans on Alfie XI and then after the Europeans Bubby made the hard decision to sell both of her ponies and move onto horses a year early.

At the end of 2016 another exciting horse joined the team called Cola III, who was a relatively inexperienced 6-year-old by Catoki. Then at the start of the 2017 season an ex showjumper called Cannavaro also joined the team. 2017 really was a fairy-tale year for Bubby with Eros DHI being crowned the new Junior European Champion after winning Gold at the Europeans held in Millstreet with a new world record dressage score at the time of 23.9 (FEI MARKING). This score also helped Team GB win Team Silver. Later that year Bubby also took part in her first Advanced with Fernhill Rockstar which they won at Allerton Park and then they finished off their season by coming 3rd in the Advanced at Little Downham.

Bubby’s very exciting 7-year-old lived up to his potential by winning his very first intermediate at Cholmondeley Park and then went on to win the British 7 Year Old Championships at Osberton which was his first CIC**. 2018 built on the previous season's success' for Bubby as she completed her first CIC4* (old CIC3*) at 19 years old at Burgham finishing fourth on the super little horse Fernhill Rockstar. In 2019 Bubby and Cola III Individual Silver and Team Gold at the Young Rider Europeans. 

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