Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 1st May - Sunday 5th May, 2019 #MMBHT


British rider Imogen Murray (24), one of the younger riders this year, completed her first Badminton last year with Ivar Gooden, her entry this year. She was awarded the prize for the highest placed rider Under-25. Last September the pair gained a career best result when placed 14th at Burghley

Imogen, who has a yard in the heart of Leicestershire, has been riding since the age of four and took up eventing aged 13 after a successful showing career in both working hunter and show hunter ponies, regularly competing at the Royal International Horse Show and Horse of the Year Show.

In 2011 Imogen was long-listed for the British Junior team (she broke her ankle just before the final trial) and in 2013 with Wiseguy IV was short listed for the British Young Rider team. In 2014 the pair completed Burghley – Imogen’s first four-star. In 2017 she led the British team to second place in the Nations Cup event at Le Pin Haras – her first Nations cup. Imogen trains with Tracie Robinson and Fred Bergendorff.

Ivar Gooden is an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. Bred by Pat Coffey, he is by the thoroughbred Young Convinced (also the sire of Mark Todd’s former four-star ride Major Milestone) out of a mare by Coevers Diamond Boy. He was purchased through Goresbridge sales and came to the UK as a four-year-old. In 2013 the pair was shortlisted for the world young horse championship and the following year completed the seven-year-old world young horse championship CCI2*. In 2017 Ivar Gooden completed his first four-star at Badminton.




Ivar Gooden

ISH, Ireland, 2007
17.0hh , bay , gelding

Sire Young Convinced

Dam Ballybrohan Diamond (Coevers Diamond Boy)

Breeder Mr Pat Coffey

Owner(s): Aviars Ward, Stoney Stanton, Leics.
M.S. Team Ltd., Willoughby Waterleys, Leics.

Notable Results

2017 – Blenheim CCI3* 26th Tomgar Jess

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 14th Ivar Gooden

2017 – Le Pin Haras CICO3* 10th Ivar Gooden

2016 – Blenheim CCI3* 12th Ivar Gooden, 41st Tomgar Jess

2016 – Hartpury CIC3* 23rd Ivar Gooden, 28th Tomgar Jess

2016 – Bramham CCIU253* ret Ivar Gooden

2015 – Boekelo CCIO3* 50th Ivar Gooden

2015 – Blenheim CIC3* 8/9 28th Ivar Gooden

2014 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI2* 38th Ivar Gooden

2014 – Burghley CCI4* 35th Wiseguy IV


2017 – 21st Ivar Gooden