Tom Crisp

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Tom Crisp

Great Britain
  • 86 - Coolys Luxury


British rider Tom Crisp (44) runs Team Crisp Eventing with his wife Sophie in Mayfield, East Sussex. With Badminton entry Liberty and Glory Tom competed here last year but did not complete albeit the combination completed in 2019. Later in the year the pair gained 14th place at Burghley having previously been placed 9th there in 2022 and in 2018 with Liberty and Glory Tom gained a career best when 6th at Pau. The pair has achieved six 5* completions.

Tom first came to prominence in 1999 when he finished second in the Young Rider National Championship at Bramham with Barnabys Ballard. The pair represented Great Britain at that year’s Young Rider European Championship at Necarne Castle winning team silver.

Tom has since produced a succession of young horses from scratch to advanced level.

Tom was born in Norfolk and after school went to Ireland to pursue a career in eventing which was followed by various placements before he set up his own yard in his home county. Tom, and his wife Sophie (nee Balfour), who also events and rode at Badminton in 2000, then relocated to Mayfield in East Sussex where they now have a 60-acre yard including a small stud, breeding future event horses.

As well as being a professional rider Tom is also a retained firefighter – when the call comes he has to drop whatever he is doing to become part of a vital team. He also enjoys building and fixing things and track days on his motorbike.

Tom and Sophie have two sons and a young daughter; Harry (16) who is now competing in juniors and novice classes, Hugo (14) and Hermione (5). Tom trains with Nick Turner.

Liberty and Glory is an 18-year-old British-bred SHB(GB) registered mare. Bred by Sophie Crisp’s parents Patricia and Robin Balfour she is by the Brendon stud’s former stallion Caretino Glory out of Sophie’s former advanced mare Little Runnymede by the Thoroughbred Ginger Boy (a son of Colonist – the sire of Mark Phillips 1974 Badminton winner Columbus). Liberty who acquired her name as she was born on the 4th of July, was ridden in her first competitions by Sophie. In 2022 she had an embryo transfer foal by the Jaguar Mail son Jacondrik.






Coolys Luxury

ISH, Ireland, 2002
16.3hh , bay , gelding

Sire Olympic Lux

Dam Tell Me Sunshine (Glen Bar)

Breeder Catherine Kenny

Owner(s): The Luxury Syndicate, c/o Mayfield, E. Sussex

Notable Results

2023 – Burghley CCI5*L 14th Liberty and Glory

2023 – Alnwick CCI4*S 14th

2022 – Burghley CCI5* 9th Liberty and Glory

2022 – Barbury Castle CCI4*S 14th Liberty and Glory

2020 – Little Downham CCI4*S 16th Liberty and Glory

2019 – Jardy CCI4*S 11th Liberty and Glory

2018 – Pau CCI4* 6th Liberty and Glory

2018 – Burghley CCI4* 21st Coolys Luxury

2018 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 27th Liberty and Glory

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 16th Cooleys Luxury

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 16th Cooly’s Luxury

2016 – Pau CCI4* 25th Coolys Luxury

2015 – Burghley CCI4* 19th Coolys Luxury

2014 – Burghley CCI4* 11th Coolys Luxury

2014 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 14th Coolys Luxury

2013 – Pau CCI4* 34th Coolys Luxury

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 24th Liberal

2011 – Burghley CCI4* 34th Liberal

2009 – Luhmuhlen CCI4*13th (Liberal)

2008 – Pau CCI4* 19th (Liberal)


2023 – El Liberty and Glory

2019 – 41st Liberty and Glory, ret Coolys Luxury

2018 – 19th Coolys Luxury

2017 – ret Coolys Luxury

2016 – El Coolys Luxury

2015 – w/d after dressage Coolys Luxury