British rider Flora Harris (30) who is based near Marlborough in Wiltshire made her Badminton debut in 2011 and last competed here in 2015 – but has yet to complete. Flora came to wider prominence in 2015 when with Badminton entry Bayano, she won the CCI3* at Bramham. Last year the pair completed its first four-star at Luhmuhlen.
Flora, who grew up in the small village of Huish Champflower close to the Exmoor National Park, began eventing at Millfield school aged 15 where she was trained by Danny Anholt FBHS. During this time she was short-listed for the 2005 & ’06 British Junior squad and in 2006 placed third in the Under-18 championship.
After leaving school Flora based herself as a working pupil with trainer Gill Watson and in 2007 represented GB at the Young Rider European Championships at Blair Castle. In 2010 with Law Choice she was 4th in the U-25 championship and the following year made her four-star debut at Badminton although after a clear round XC had to withdraw before the showjumping.
In 2014 she was selected for the lottery funded World Class Programme and in 2016 with Bayano won the Scottish Open Championship and was a member of the winning Nations cup team at Boekelo. In 2017 the pair completed their first four-star at Luhmuhlen. Flora trains with dressage judge Andrew Fletcher and her partner Jeremy Scott
Bayano is a 12-year-old British-bred, KWPN registered gelding. He is by the Holstein sire Contendro II out of Ramontane by the Dutch jumping sire Cavalier. He was found in The Netherlands as a 5-year-old; two years later in 2013 the pair competed in the World young horse championships at Le Lions coming 7th. In 2017 they completed their first four-star.
16.1hh , bay , gelding
Sire Contendro II
Dam Ramontane (Cavalier)
Breeder MCG Van Den Oetelaar
Rebecca Salt, Washington, USA
Caroline Harris, Wivelscombe, Somerset