Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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

Biography

It will be the fifth consecutive visit to Badminton for British rider Louise Harwood (43), who runs her own yard near Eardisley in Herefordshire. Last year with Badminton entry Balladeer Miller Man she completed Burghley – the horse’s first four-star. The pair has previously been second and 12th at CCI3*. She also impressed on the racecourse in March winning the 12 horse St Michael’s Charity Flat race at Hereford on St Gallen from Olly Murphy Racing and helping raise £30,000 for St Michael’s Hospice.

Louise began eventing with the Radnor and West Hereford Pony Club also taking part in other equestrian competitions including mounted games, show jumping and dressage. Aged 16 she first competed in affiliated competition and was a member of the Welsh JRN team. Louise gained a BSc in biology from Cardiff University followed by a PGDip in Applied Equine Science at the Royal Agricultural College and worked part-time in marketing before turning to a career in horses. In 2003 Louise won the Welsh Championships and in 2006 competed at her first four-star completing with a double-clear at Burghley on the homebred Bit of a Barney. She competed and completed her first Badminton in 2007 with Partly Pickled – the full brother to Bit of a Barney – winning the award for ‘best first-timer’. After a good season in 2014 she was short-listed for the British squad for the WEG in France and gained 12th place at Burghley with Mr Potts. Her ride Whitson was BE’s top horse of 2014. She has six previous Badminton completions.

Louise who is married to Greg Harwood, is an instructor (BHSII) and an accredited BE coach. She trains for dressage with Adam Kemp.

Balladeer Miller Man is an Irish-bred 12-year-old gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Stormhill Miller (sire of Stormhill Michael) out of Kintara Pride by the thoroughbred Porter Rhodes. He was acquired by his owner as a four-year-old from Balladeer Event horses in Ireland and has been competed by Louise since a five-year-old. The pair completed Burghley in 2018.

 

 

Entries

Mr Potts

ID x TB, United Kingdom, 2002
16.2hh , bay , gelding

Sire Old Leighlin

Dam Much of a Muddle (Roma Diamond Skip)

Breeder Jacqueline Skelton

Owner(s): Rider

Notable Results

2018 – Burghley CCI4* 25th Balladeer Miller Man

2018 – Cappoquin CCI3* 12th Balladeer Miller Man

2018 – Bramham CCI3* 38th Balladeer Miller Man

2017 – Pau CCI4* 35th Mr Potts

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 20th Mr Potts

2017 – Blair Castle CCI3* 2nd Balladeer Miller Man

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 24th Mr Potts

2016 – Luhmuhlem CCI4* 8th Whitson, 21st Mr Potts

2015 – Burghley CCI4* 45th Mr Potts, Ret Whitson

2014 – Pau CCI4* 13th Whitson

2014 – Burghley CCI4* 12th Mr Potts

2014 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 30th Mr Potts

2013 – Burghley CCI4* 32nd Mr Potts

2013 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 31st Mr Potts

2009 – Burghley CCI4* 16th Bit of a Barney

2007 – Burghley CCI4* 28th Bit of a Barney

2006 – Burghley CCI4* 23rd Bit of a Barney

2005 – Blair Castle CCI3* 1st Partly Pickled

 

Badminton

2018 – Ret Mr Potts

2017 – 44th Mr Potts, ret Whitson

2016 – 44th Mr Potts, ret Whitson

2015 – 53rd Mr Potts

2011 – El Partly Pickled

2010 – Badminton CCI 4* 41st Partly Pickled

2008 – Badminton CCI4* 44th Bit of a Barney

2007 – Badminton CCI4* 23rd Partly Pickled, ‘Best first timer’