It will be a first Badminton for British amateur rider Alexander Bragg (36) who is based in Chilton Trinity, Somerset. Alex, a professional farrier, completed his first four-star last year at Burghley (34th Redpath Ransom) and then took 5th place at Pau with Zagreb.
Alex grew up with horses and enjoyed success as a child in pony club mounted games before concentrating on showjumping. Aged 16 he took a break from riding but continued to work with horses and then began training as a farrier. He qualified with distinction and started his own business. Through his job he met Simone – now his wife – who gave him his first insight into eventing and Alex then began to ride and compete again.
With Simone, Alex runs Team Bragg and the couple has three daughters Ellouise, Sienna and Florence.
Redpath Ransom owned by, Michael & Naomi Roe and Debbie Nuttall, is a 12-year-old British-Bred gelding (AES). He was bred by Adelle Brabham and is by John Whitakers former international showjumper Randi out of a mare by the Irish thoroughbred Euphemism. He has been brought through the grades by Alexander.
Zagreb, owned by Sally Ellicot, is a 13-year-old Dutch-bred KWPN registered gelding. He is by Perion out of Renera by Nagano. He has been brought through the grades by Alexander.
17.0hh , bay , gelding
Sire Randi Elite
Dam Redpath River Dancer (Euphenism)
Breeder Adelle Brabham
Debbie Nuttall, Bridgwater, Somerset,
Michael & Naomi Roe, Bridgwater, Somerset
17.3hh , bay , gelding
Dam Renera (Nagano)
Breeder H Leyser
Owner(s): Sally Ellicott, Bridgwater, Somerset