Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 2nd May - Sunday 6th May, 2018 #MMBHT

Lydia Hannon

Great Britain
  • 23 - My Royal Touch


It will be a first Badminton for British rider Lydia Hannon (28) who is based near Watlington in Oxfordshire. With Badminton entry My Royal Touch, Lydia completed her first four-star at Luhmuhlen last year.

Lydia is a former working pupil to Lucy Jackson and Ernest Dillion. She set up her own yard in 2012 based in the yard of My Royal Touch’s owners, Chris and Carol Harris.

Lydia’s mother Della used to showjump and competed in the Foxhunter final at Wembley and has a lot of experience in producing young horses.

Lydia trains with Jeremy Scott, Andrew Fletcher and Nigel Taylor

She loves following all sport especially Rugby, tennis and F1

My Royal Touch owned by Christopher & Carol Harris, is a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare. She is by Touchdown also the sire of Badminton entry and former winner Paulank Brockagh. She is the first of seven foals for her dam Rosy Cavalier by the leading sire Cavalier Royale. She was bought in Ireland as a 6-year-old having competed up to CCI1* with John Bannon. She is described as Lydia’s horse of a lifetime and the ‘queen bee of the yard and a huge character’.




My Royal Touch

ISH, Ireland, 2004
16.1hh , bay , mare

Sire Touchdown

Dam Rosy Cavalier (Cavalier Royale)

Breeder Mr Leo Rice

Owner(s): Christopher & Carol Harris, Watlington, Oxon.

Notable Results


2016 – Blenheim CCI3* 3rd My Royal Touch

2016 – Hartpury CIC3* 24th My Royal Touch

2016 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 24th My Royal Touch

2016 – Chatsworth CIC3* 9th My Royal Touch

2015 – Bramham CCI3* 25th My Royal Touch

2014 – Blenheim CCI3* 29th My Royal Touch