With Badminton entry Reve du Rouet, British rider Sarah Bullimore (44), gained her best result to date when placed second at the 2017 Pau four-star and at the same event had the distinction of completing with three horses in the top 15.
Last year with Reve du Rouet she completed Badminton – her fifth Badminton completion. Together with her husband Brett she runs a purpose built equestrian facility in Keysoe, north Bedfordshire.
Sarah (nee Longshaw) rode her first four-star at Burghley in 1996 with Bally Cotton who she then rode on his record breaking 7th completion of Badminton in 1997 (the horse had previously completed six times with Andrew Harris) and her Badminton debut. Sarah is also a successful producer of young horses – she is regularly placed at the British Eventing Young Horse Championships and in the Burghley Young Event Horse Championships and has represented Great Britain four times at the Young Horse World Championships at Le Lion d’ Angers, in 2006 (Salerno) & 2009 (Valentino) 2011 & 2014.
In 2014 and 2015 she represented team GBR in the FEI Nations Cup series and with Badminton entry Reve Du Rouet was short-listed for the British squad for the 2014 WEG in France and in 2015 with Lilly Corinne competed as an individual as the European Championships at Blair Castle.
Sarah enjoys breeding and is now competing the seven-year-old gelding Corouet (also by Balou du Rouet), an embryo transfer from Lilly Corinne with who she was 6th at Luhmuhlen four-star in 2017. Lilly Corinne has two other younger embryo transfer offspring; by Jaguar Mail and Royaldik.
Sarah trains with Ian Woodhead.
Reve Du Rouet is a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding. He is by the well-known jumping sire Balou du Rouet (a son of the great Baloubet du Rouet) out of Onassis Queen by Oscar De Revel who is by Jalisco B – another great jumping sire. He was bought from Holland as a three-year-old. In 2011 he represented GB at the World Young Horse champsionships and in 2015 was a reserve for the European championship team. He has completed 8 four-star events.
Valentino V, owned by Chris and Sue Gillespie and rider is a 16-year-old Dutch-bred gelding. He is by Perion (a son of Faust Z) out of Havila by Ditmar who is a son of the famous KWPN foundation stallion Amor. He was acquired as a five-year-old and has been placed at Luhmuhlen, Burghley & Pau four-star.