It will be a first Badminton and a first four-star for British rider Lissa Green (28) who is based near Marlborough where she has her own yard.
The daughter of Olympic event riders Lucinda and David Green, Lissa started riding as a young child sitting in front of her parents when they rode. She was a member of the Pony Club and started eventing in 2004 although up to 2013 on a one-horse hobby basis. After school Lissa studied criminology and forensic science at Bristol University and then qualified as a primary school PE teacher. She set up her own yard in 2014 having made the decision in 2012 to event full-time.
Lissa trains with Ian Woodhead, Corinne Bracken and Richard Waygood. She is a supporter of Manchester United
Malinhead Clover, owned by the Ali G Sydnicate, is a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. He was bred by Martin McLaughlin and is by NC Amiro (a son of the Irish-based German-bred sire Amiro M (Aladin Z-Ramiro Z) out of Clover Jane by Clover Hill. He was formerly ridden by Rose Bridgewood to two-star level, then Tom How to three-star. Lissa acquired the ride mid-2014 although the pair suffered a crunching fall at their first event with Lissa breaking her jaw, collarbone and ribs.
Malin Head Clover
15.2hh , brown , gelding
Dam Clover Jane (Clover Hill)
Breeder Mr Martin McLaughlin
Owner(s): The Ali G Syndicate, Marlborough, Wilts.