Wednesday 5th May
Sunday 9th May, 2021

Caroline Powell

New Zealand
  • 87 - On The Brash
  • 1 - Up Up And Away


British-based New Zealand Olympic rider Caroline Powell (46) first competed at Badminton in 2000. She has completed the event 15 times and last year gained two of those completions and with Badminton entry On the Brash completed Burghley also. Caroline who is based near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk was a member of the New Zealand Olympic team that won team bronze in London 2012 and was 29th individually with Lenamore with who she won Burghley in 2010 when Lenamore was 17.

Caroline arrived in Scotland from New Zealand in 1992 to work in Clive Storey’s point to point yard and raced five times before ‘retiring’. While there she took over the ride on Clive’s three-star horse Caliber finishing 12th in her first three-day at Bramham. She then worked for former Badminton winner Ian Stark grooming for him in Atlanta in 1996. In 1997, she took over the ride on Jenny Leggate’s Cocky-Olly-Bird and competed at her first four-star (Burghley 1999) and the following year had her first ride at Badminton with Dalliance (11th). With Lenamore she was selected for her NZ team debut at the 2006 WEG (Aachen) and the pair was selected for the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2010 she won team bronze at the WEG in Lexington with Mac MacDonald.

Caroline an Accredited BE trainer, trains with Paul Fielder.


On the Brash (aka Rufus) is a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Mise Eire out of Hollymount Girl by Diamond Clover. He was produced by Australian rider Sam Griffiths to three-star level. Caroline acquired the ride in 2017 when Sam was out of action. The pair completed both Badminton and Burghley in 2018.




On The Brash

ISH, Ireland, 2006
16.3hh , dark bay , gelding

Sire Mise Eire

Dam Hollymount Girl (Diamond Clover)

Breeder Peter Brady

Owner(s): Sarah Tobey, Tiverton, Devon
Sue Smiley, Bridport, Dorset

Up Up And Away

ISH, Ireland, 2006
16.2hh , grey , gelding

Sire Puissance

Dam Coolmore Frolic (Paris Lights)

Breeder Marie Creighton

Owner(s): Cameron & Mary Crawford, Melrose, Roxburghshire
& Rider

Notable Results

2018 – Burghley CCI4* 31st On the Brash

2018 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 15th On the Brash

2017 – Pau CCI4* 17th Up Up and Away, ret On the brash

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 29th Spice Sensation, w/d Onwards and Upwards

2017 – Bramham CCI3* 11th On the Brash, 15th Up Up and Away

2016 – Pau CCI4* 26th Spice Sensation, 27th Flying Finish

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 8th Onwards and Upwards

2016 – Bramham CCI3* 6th Onwards and Upwards, 17th Flying Finish

2013 – Pau CCI4* 23rd Onwards and Upwards

2012 – Pau CCI4* 8th Onwards and Upwards

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 14th Boston Two Tip

2012 – London Olympic Games 29th Lenamore (team bronze)

2011 – Pau CCI4* 22nd Boston Two Tip

2011 – Burghley CCI4* 4th Lenamore, 52nd Mrs Tilly

2011 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 15th Mrs Tilly

2010 – WEG Lexington 22nd Mac Macdonald

2010 – Burghley CCI4* 1st Lenamore

2009 – Burghley CCI4* 6th Lenamore

2008 – Olympic Games 20th Lenamore

2007 – Burghley CCI4* 23rd Lenamore

2006 – Aachen WEG 26th Lenamore

2005 – Burghley CCI4* 5th Lenamore


2018 – 29th On the Brash, 31st Up Up and Away.

2015 – El Onwards and Upwards

2014 – WD after dressage Onwards and Upwards

2013 – 21st Onwards and Upwards, 33rd Boston Two Tip

2011 – 6th Lenamore, 31st Boston Two Tip

2010 – 5th Lenamore

2009 – 9th Lenamore

2008 – 4th Lenamore, 22nd Mac Macdonald

2007 – 12th Lenamore

2006 – 36th Lenamore

2005 – 14th Lenamore

2004 – 14th Softly Softly III

2000 – 11th Dalliance