Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 1st May - Sunday 5th May, 2019 #MMBHT

Alexander Bragg

Great Britain
  • 103 - Redpath Ransom
  • 3 - Zagreb

Biography

British amateur rider Alexander Bragg (37) made his Badminton debut last year with Zagreb. The pair impressed cross country but had to withdraw before show jumping. In October they were 5th at the CCI4* in Pau – having also been 5th the year before.

Alex, who is based in Chilton Trinity, near Bridgewater in Somerset, is a professional farrier. He made his four-star debut at Burghley 2016.

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 Simmone – now his wife – who gave him his first insight into eventing and Alex began to ride and compete again when Simmone was pregnant with their first daughter.

With Simmone, Alex runs Team Bragg and the couple has three daughters; Ellouise (13) who has recently started eventing, Sienna (11) and Florence (7) who both ride. All are members of the Polden Hills Pony Club.

Redpath Ransom is a 13-year-old British-Bred gelding (AES). He was bred by Adelle Brabham and is by John Whitaker’s former international showjumper Randi out of a mare by the Irish thoroughbred Euphemism. He has been brought through the grades by Alexander. He is described as ‘a man’s man’ – he likes to sleep, eat and work but does not like being fussed or having his picture taken’. He completed his first four-star at Luhmuhlen last year.

Zagreb is a 14-year-old Dutch-bred KWPN registered gelding. He is by Perion out of Renera by Nagano. At nearly 18hh and described as ‘a gentle giant’, he is one of the tallest in the event. He has been brought through the grades by Alexander since a five-year-old.

 

 

 

Entries

Redpath Ransom

AES, United Kingdom, 2005
17.0hh , bay , gelding

Sire Randi Elite

Dam Redpath River Dancer (Euphemism)

Breeder Mrs Adelle Brabham

Owner(s): Debbie Nuttall, Bridgwater, Somerset
Mike & Naomi Roe, Bridgwater, Somerset

Zagreb

KWPN, Netherlands, 2004
17.3hh , bay , gelding

Sire Perion

Dam Renera (Nagano)

Breeder H Leyser

Owner(s): Sally Ellicott, Bridgwater, Somerset

Notable Results

2017 – Pau CCI4* 5th Zagreb, El Redpath Ransom

2017 – Gatcombe CIC3* 3rd Zagreb

2017 – Aachen CICO3* 8th Zagreb

2017 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 20th Redpath Ransom

2017 – Strzegom CICO3* 4th Redpath Ransom

2016 – Pau CCI4* 5th Zagreb

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 34th Redpath Ransom, El Zagreb

2016 – Hartpury CIC3* 8th Zagreb, 20th Redpath Ransom

2016 – Barbury CIC3* 12th Zagreb

2016 – Bramham CCI3* 27th Redpath Ransom

2016 – Ballindenisk CCI3* 6th Zagreb, 8th Redpath Ransom

2016 – Burham Market CIC3* 23rd Zagreb, 51 Redpath Ransom

2014 – Bramham CCI3* 21st Zagreb

2014 – Bramham CIC3* 25th Redpath Ransom

2014 – Chatsworth CIC3* 13th Zagreb, 29th Redpath Ransom

Badminton

2017 – w/d before showjumping Zagreb