Clare Abbott

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Clare Abbott

  • 35 - Euro Prince


It will be the sixth visit to Badminton for Irish Olympic rider Clare Abbott (35) who last competed here in 2019 with Euro Prince gaining her fourth completion and best result (12th).

In 2021, with Badminton entry Jewelent, Clare who is from Co Down, was the best of the Irish team at the European championships (14th) and the pair was the winner of the CCI4*S at Mallow.

Clare comes from an equestrian family. In 2007 Clare represented Ireland at the Young Rider European Championships at Blair Castle and in 2013 gained her first place on the Irish senior squad when called up for the European Championships to replace Aoife Clark (Master Crusoe). In 2016 With Euro Prince she was a member of the Irish team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Clare specialises in producing young horses and in 2013 she won both five and six-year-old Irish Sport Horse eventing series leagues; the six year old with Cormac McKay’s Oakley (Beachball-Runton), the five-year-old with John Melvin’s Glenkeeran River (Crosstown Dancer [ID]-Snurge XX) who since won the Camphire CIC2* as a seven-year-old.

With Euro Prince, Clare completed her first Badminton in 2014 and then rode as an individual at the WEG in Caen. In 2015 the pair also completed Badminton and was 9th at Pau and gained its fourth Badminton completion in 2019.

Clare has been a part-time maths teacher teaching in secondary school. Her father and mother rode in showing and hunting her mother Catherine is the Chairperson of Eventing Ireland /Northern Region. Her sister Stephanie, who groomed for Clare at the OG, works with event horses in Australia.

Clare trains with Ian Woodhead and Gabriel Tunney. She enjoys holidaying, eating out and relaxing with friends albeit says ’there is not much free time when you are preppin’ for Badminton’.

Jewelent owned by Lisa Rosbotham and Barbara Allen is a 10-year-old Irish-bred, Irish Sport Horse registered gelding. Bred by his owner Woods Rosbotham, he is by the jumping sire Valent out of the thoroughbred mare Bellaney Jewel by leading sire Roselier. Bellaney Jewel was a winning point-to-pointer and winning national hunt mare racing over four seasons. Jewelent is her first sport horse foal. Oliver Townend rides the younger full-sister Cooley Rosalent (also bred by Woods Rosbotham) at 3* with who he was 2nd in the World Young Horse Championships in 2020 and last year won the CCI3*S at Burnham Market in 2021.



Euro Prince

ISH, Ireland, 2003
16.1hh , chestnut , gelding

Sire Lougheries Quiet Man

Dam Miss Tullydraw

Breeder Cormac Mckay

Owner(s): Cormac McKay, Co. Down, Nothern Ireland

Notable Results

2021 – Avenches CH-EU-CCI4*L 14th Jewelent

2021 – Millstreet CCI4*S 4th Jewelent

2021 – Alnwick CCI4*S 17th Jewelent

2021 – Mallow CCI4*S 1st Jewelent

2020 – Ballindenisk CCI4*L 8th Jewelent

2019 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI2* 12th Jewelent

2018 – Le Lions CH-M-Y-CCI1* 8th Jewelent

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 13th Euro Prince

2016 – Rio OG 37th Euro Prince

2015 – Pau CCI4* 9th Euro Prince

2014 – Ballindenisk CCI3* 1st Euro Prince

2014 – Caen WEG El Euro Prince

2013 – Malmo CH-EU-C3* 29th Euro Prince

2007 – Blair Castle CH-EU-Y-C2* 29th Mandalious


2019 – 12th Euro Prince

2018 – El Euro Prince

2017 – 14th Euro Prince

2015 – 30th Euro Prince

2014 – 24th Euro Prince