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Jeanette Brakewell

Great Britain
  • 90 - Lets Dance


Former British team rider Jeanette Brakewell (42) is based near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire. With Lets Dance she completed Badminton last year.

Jeanette is best known for her enduring partnership with Over To You; they were Britain’s international team trailblazers for a number of years and won eight consecutive championship medals including individual silver at the WEG in Jerez (2002), four European team gold medals (’99, ’01, ’03 & ’05) and two Olympic team silver medals. The pair shares the record for the greatest number of Badminton completions by a single combination – seven – where they finished in the top ten five times.

The daughter of a Lancashire dairy farmer Jeanette left school at 16 to fulfil her dream of being an Olympic rider. She now runs a busy competition yard near Uttoxeter and is a BE accredited trainer. Jeanette trains with John Bowen and lists her hobby as DIY!

Lets Dance, owned by her breeder Ruth Williams, is a 13-year-old British-bred mare. She is by the AES stallion Croft Another Love (a grandson of Grannus) out of a mare by Leuchtfeuer.  She was formerly ridden by showjumper Mary Marsh who took her to CCI1*. Mary also rode the full sister, Pearls a Singer, who was recently ridden to intermediate by Camilla Hope. The breeder Ruth Williams completed Badminton herself (many years ago).


Lets Dance

TBx, Great Britain, 2003
16.1hh , bay , mare

Sire Croft Another Love

Dam Branching Out (Leuchtfeuer)

Breeder Ruth Williams (owner)

Owner(s): Ruth Williams, Sandbach, Cheshire

Notable Results

2016 – Burnham Market CIC3* 44th Lets Dance

2015 – Burghley CCI4* El Lets Dance

2015 – Hartpury CIC3* 14th Lets Dance

2013 – Burghley CCI4* 18th Lets Dance

2013 – Bramham CCI3* 7th Lets Dance

2013 – Chatsworth CIC3* 17th Lets Dance

2013 – Belton CIC3* 35th Lets Dance

2012 – Blenheim CIC3* 27th Lets Dance

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 40th Chill Out Bob

2012 – Tattersalls CCI3* EL Ideal Sebastian

2012 – Belton CIC3* 75th Chill Out Bob

2011 – Blenheim CCIO3* 47th Ideal Sebastian

2011 – Hartpury CIC3* 21st Ideal Sebastian

2011 – Barbury Castle CIC3* Ideal Sebastian 47th

2011 – Saumur CCI3* Ideal Sebastian 33rd

2010 – Burghley CCI4* 45th Chill Out Bob

2009 – Burghley CCI**** 25th Major Buck

2009 – Burghley CCI**** 38th Chill Out Bob

2002 – Jerez WEG individual silver Over To You

2000 – Sydney Olympics team silver Over To You

1999 – Pratoni EU-CH-3* team gold Over To You


2015 – 38th Lets Dance

2010 – 29th Chill Out Bob

2009 – 29th Chill Out Bob

2007 – 14th Over To You

2006 –  4th Over To You

2005 –  5th Over To You

2004 –  7th Over To You

2003 –  3rd Over To You