Wednesday 5th May
Sunday 9th May, 2021


It will be a first Badminton for British rider Alexander (30) who is based near Easton in Gordano near Bristol, North Somerset. With Badminton entry Chakiris Star Alexander was 19th in his four-star debut at Pau last year.

Alex started riding aged 12 after being bitten by the bug on his first riding lesson at the local riding school and acquired his first pony aged 14.

In 2016, with Chakiris Star Alex was the winner of the National Intermediate championships, gained 10 top 20 placings in international classes and was awarded the Mark Todd Bridging the Gap scholarship.

Alex trains with Sir Mark Todd and Lizzel Winter

Chakiris Star is a 12-year-old three-quarter-bred Irish-bred gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Chakiris (A son of Green Dancer) out of the ISH mare Pride of Main St by Welcome Diamond. He was acquired as a four-year-old from Brian Lusk in Ireland and was formerly competed in dressage by his owner Lisa Coward before he started eventing in 2014.




Chakiris Star

ISH, Ireland, 2006
16.1hh , bay , gelding

Sire Chakiris

Dam Pride of Main St (Welcome Diamond)

Breeder Mr Donal McCarthy

Owner(s): Lisa Coward, Bristol, N. Somerset

Notable Results

2017 – Pau CCI4* 19th Chakiris Star

2017 – Blenheim CIC3* ERM 19th Chakiris Star

2017 – Le Pin Haras CIC3* 11th Chakiris Star

2017 – Bramham CCI3* 18th Chakiris Star

2016 – BE Festival National Intermediate 1st Chakiris Star

2014 – Aldon CIC1* 1st Chakiris Star