Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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

Louisa Milne Home

Great Britain
  • 24 - King Eider


British rider Louisa Milne Home (36) from Milnathort in Kinross in central Scotland will be competing at Badminton with King Eider for the fourth successive year and it will be the combination’s tenth four-star competition. Last year, at Badminton, the pair jumped double clear and was long-listed for the European Championships.

Since graduating from the Royal Agricultural College in 2001 Louisa has run her own training and competition yard. In this time she has produced several horses to advanced level, and formerly qualified Kings Berry for Badminton although he was unable to run due to injury. In 2011 she completed her first Burghley with King Eider. In 2012 the pair won the Advanced class at Eglington (her second advanced horse Porthill Rusty Nail was second) and in 2013 the combination completed their first Badminton.

Louisa trains with David Gatherum and Liz MacKenzie

Louisa’s sister Beanie is a professional skier and her brother is a helicopter pilot.

King Eider (formerly Quattro Van De Kwakkelhoek) owned by the rider, is a 16-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding. He is by the international show jumping stallion Toulon (by Heartbreaker) out of a mare by the Holstein show jumper Capital 010 (by Capitol). King Eider was bought as five-year-old from her show jumping trainer Alistair Gatherum who bought him from Belgium, aged two. King Eider is one of nine offspring for his dam and has five full brothers and sisters several of which have been successful showjumpers in Europe and America.


King Eider

BWB, Belgium, 2000
17.1hh , grey , gelding

Sire Toulon

Dam Pearle (Capital)

Breeder Gert Maes

Owner(s): Rider

Notable Results

2015 – Hopetoun CIC3* 10th King Eider,15th Yorkies Delight
2015 – Burgham CIC3* 26th King Eider
2014 – Burghley CCI4* 27th King Eider
2014 – Alnwick Burgham CIC3* 5th King Eider
2013 – Burghley CCI4* 29th King Eider, W/D Porthill Rusty Nail
2013 – Hopetoun CIC3* 7th King Eider, EL Porthill Rusty Nail
2013 – Chatsworth CIC3* 18th POrthill Rusty Nail
2013 – Burghley CCI4* 44th King Eider
2013 – Burnham Market CIC3* Porthill Rusty Nail
2012 – Burghley CCI4* 44th King Eider
2012 – Blair Castle CCI3* 8th Porthill Rusty Nail
2012 – Hopetoun CIC3* 3rd King Eider
2012 – Bramham CCI3* 17th King Eider
2012 – Belton CIC3* 22nd King Eider
2011 – Burghley CCI4* 54th King Eider
2011 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 19th King Eider
2003 – Blair Castle CCI3* 12th Kings Berry


2015 – 31st King Eider
2014 – 29th King Eider
2013 – 50th King Eider