It will be a first Badminton for Imogen Murray (23), the youngest British rider this year. Imogen who has a yard in the heart of Leicestershire, is a member of the UK sport lottery world class potential programme.
Imogen has been riding since the age of four and took up eventing aged 13 after a successful showing career in both working hunter and show hunter ponies, regularly competing at the Royal International Horse Show and Horse of the Year Show.
In 2011 Imogen was long-listed for the British Junior team (she broke her ankle just before the final trial) and in 2013 with Wiseguy IV was short listed for the British Young Rider team. In 2014 the pair completed Burghley – Imogen’s first four-star.
Imogen trains with Stephen James, Tracie Robinson and Fred Bergendorff
Ivar Gooden owned by Aivair Ward and MS Team Ltd, is a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. Bred by Pat Coffey, he is by the thoroughbred Young Convinced (also the sire of Mark Todd’s former four-star ride Major Milestone) out of a mare by Coevers Diamond Boy. He was purchased through Goresbridge sales and came to the UK as a four-year-old. In 2013 the pair was shortlisted for the world young horse championship and the following year completed the seven-year-old world young horse championship CCI2*. Last year the combination was 12th in the CCI3* at Blenheim.
17.0hh , bay , gelding
Sire Young Convinced
Dam Ballybrohan Diamond (Coevers Diamond Boy)
Breeder Mr Pat Coffey
Aivar Ward, Stoney Stanton, Leics.,
MS Team Ltd., Willoughby Waterleys, Leics.