Australian rider Lissa Green (29) made her Badminton debut last year – although after completing the cross country had to withdraw before showjumping.
Lissa, who is based near Marlborough, formerly rode for Great Britain but is now riding for Australia the homeland of her Father, having changed nationality earlier this year.
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 Annabel Scrimgeour, Corinne Bracken and Richard Waygood. She loves watching live sport and holidays that involve sand and sun.
Hollyfield is a 14-year-old registered Swedish Warmblood gelding (SWB). Bred by Erika Karlsson he is by Quite Easy (a son of Quidam de Revel) out of Nicole by Nocturne SWB. He was produced and ridden to two-star in Sweden and came to Lissa in 2015. He is now owned by her Godmother Daniela Sieff and former Olympic rower Alison Gill. Although their first competition together racked up a showjumping score of 43 penalties – Lissa now describes him ‘as the best horse she has ridden’, albeit ‘headstrong’.
Malin Head Clover
15.2hh , brown , gelding
Dam Clover Jane (Clover Hill)
Breeder Mr Martin McLaughlin
Owner(s): The Ali G Syndicate, Marlborough, Wilts.