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.
16.1hh , bay , gelding
Dam Pride of Main St (Welcome Diamond)
Breeder Mr Donal McCarthy
Owner(s): Lisa Coward, Bristol, N. Somerset