Wednesday 4th May
Sunday 8th May, 2022

Paul Sims

Great Britain
  • 70 - Glengarnock


Last year British rider Paul Sims (31) completed his fourth consecutive Badminton with Glengarnock; the pair has also completed Burghley on four consecutive occasions and now has eight back-to-back four-star completions together.

Paul, who is based in Cheshire, is originally from Darlington in North Yorkshire. He got ‘hooked’ on horses when he went pony trekking on a family holiday. The whole family then got into horses and he shared his first pony with his brother. His mother runs a riding school. Paul originally show jumped to grand prix and represented England before turning to eventing. He runs a yard with his fiancée, event rider Hannah Bate. The couple has a two-year-old son, Billy.

In 2014 with Calador, Paul was a member of the winning British Nations Cup team that competed in Montelibretti and made his Badminton debut with Glengarnock. He was the best ‘first time’ rider at both Badminton and Burghley (2014).

Paul trains with Duncan Smith.

Outside of eventing he plays five-aside league football and is a keen poker player.

Glengarnock is a 16-year-old British-bred KWPN registered gelding. Bred by Edith Rutherford in Llandeilo he is by the Dutch jumping sire Ahorn out of Ilona by Bernstein. He was bought as a four-year-old from JRP Equestrian and has been ridden through the grades by Paul. Glengarnock is however produced by Duncan Smith and John Marsden and is stabled with them. He is described as ‘a clever horse with a huge personality’. The owner is a former competitor and long standing supporter of the sport. Paul and Glengarnock have achieved four Badminton and four Burghley completions.






kwpn, United Kingdom, 2002
17hh , bay , gelding

Sire Ahorn

Dam unknown (Ilona)

Breeder Mrs Edith Rutherford

Notable Results

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 33rd Glengarnock

2017 – Blair Castle CIC3* 9th Calador

2017 – Burgham CIC3* 7th Glengarnock

2017 – Barbury Castle CIC3* ERM 14th Glengarnock

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 26th Glengarnock

2016 – Burgham CIC3* 15th Glengarnock

2016 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 43rd Glengarnock

2015 – Burghley 25th Glengarnock

2015 – Burgham CIC3* 2nd Glengarnock

2014 – Burghley CCI4* 24th Glengarnock

2013 – Montelibretti CICO3* 4th Calador

2013 – Bramham CCI3* 4th Calador, 14th Glengarnock

2011 – Bramham CCIU253* 3rd Zhong Rong Beijing

2010 – Festival of BE, Intermediate Championship 2nd Zhong Rong Beijing

2008 – Blair Castle CCI1* 1st Regal Rascal II


2017 – 28th Glengarnock

2016 – 41st Glengarnock

2015 – 49th Glengarnock

2014 – 28th Glengarnock