Lucinda Elliott winner of the 2015 Dodson & Horrell Novice Restricted Championship catches us up

23rd August 2016

Lucinda Elliott, based in North Yorkshire, won the 2015 Dodson & Horrell Novice Restricted Championship on Mount St John Best of All

Since winning the Dodson & Horrell Novice Restricted Championship, 21 year old Lucinda Elliott and her six year old mare, Mount St John Best of All, have been on a roll with several wins this year including the Myerscough Premier League 6 year old class, Keysoe Premier League FEI Hickstead YH 6 year old and Winter Regional’s Myerscough Elementary Silver. Lucinda is a resident rider at Mount St John, a private estate set in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. After winning the Nationals in 2015 she was accepted onto the BEF Excel talent programme with the help of expert training with Emile Faurie and Charlotte Dujardin. Lucinda has qualified the Bordeaux x Sir Donnerhall mare for this year’s Elementary Gold Championships.

“Last year was my first year competing in dressage; I was previously from a showing background. It was a great achievement to qualify and ride at the Nationals and to win the Dodson & Horrell Novice Restricted Championship was amazing. I am really looking forward to competing there again this year, with such a great atmosphere and competitive spirit between all the riders,” said Lucinda.

Aims for the future

“I would like to continue to develop the young horses as I find it incredibly rewarding, I would really like to qualify some of the young horses for finals such as the Nationals, Badminton and Hickstead. I am also aiming for the Young Horse Breeding World Championships.

Tips for this year’s Championship qualifiers

- PREPARATION – know your test, organisation, good support team around you is key

- ACCURACY – Practice relevant movements to your test to be fully prepared

- FITNESS – If you want your horse to perform at its best then we as riders should also be at our optimum fitness

- BE IN IT TO WIN IT

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