Lydia Hannon

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Lydia Hannon

Great Britain
  • 36 - My Royal Touch


British rider Lydia Hannon (29) who is based near Watlington in Oxfordshire made her Badminton debut in 2017 a successful one, completing and finishing in 19th place with My Royal Touch, her entry this year.

Lydia, a former working pupil to Lucy Jackson and Ernest Dillion, is a qualified BHS coach. She set up her own yard in 2012 based in the yard of My Royal Touch’s owners, Chris and Carol Harris.

Lydia’s mother Della used to showjump and competed in the Foxhunter final at Wembley and has a lot of experience in producing young horses.

Lydia trains with Jeremy Scott, Andrew Fletcher and Nigel Taylor.

She loves following all sport especially Rugby, tennis and F1

My Royal Touch owned by Christopher & Carol Harris, is a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare. She is by Touchdown also the sire of Badminton entry and former winner Paulank Brockagh. She is the first of seven foals for her dam Rosy Cavalier by the leading sire Cavalier Royale. She was bought in Ireland as a 6-year-old having competed up to CCI1* with John Bannon. She is described as Lydia’s horse of a lifetime and the ‘queen bee of the yard and a huge character’.




My Royal Touch

ISH, Ireland, 2004
16.1hh , bay , mare

Sire Touchdown

Dam Rosy Cavalier (Cavalier Royale)

Breeder Leo Rice

Owner(s): Christopher & Carol Harris, Watlington, Oxon.

Notable Results

2017 – Boekelo CICO3* 19th Tierro

2017 – Blenheim CCI3* 11th My Royal Touch

2016 – Blenheim CCI3* 3rd My Royal Touch

2016 – Hartpury CIC3* 24th My Royal Touch

2016 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 24th My Royal Touch

2016 – Chatsworth CIC3* 9th My Royal Touch

2015 – Bramham CCI3* 25th My Royal Touch

2014 – Blenheim CCI3* 29th My Royal Touch


2017 – 19th My Royal Touch