Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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

Michael Owen

Great Britain
  • 77 - Bradeley Law


British rider Michael Owen (39), a professional rider and freelance instructor who is based at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre in Cheshire, last competed at Badminton in 2016.

Michael came to prominence aged 21 when he made his four-star debut at Burghley (2000) with Perks of the Job who he acquired when he was 17 and brought through the levels from a five-year-old. With Perks of the Job he made his Badminton debut aged 23 in 2002. He then acquired the six-year-old King Bob who he rode to four-star level and sold. King Bob was then ridden by Swedish rider Ludwig Svennerstal – the pair completed Luhmuhlen, Pau and Burghley. Michael is however perhaps best known for his long partnership with The Highland Prince who he competed for 12 seasons and retired last year. The pair completed Badminton and Burghley and in 2016 won the CCI3* at Ballindenisk.

In February 2010 Michael made his racing debut a winning one, when winning an Amateur riders handicap at Wolverhampton with Albero Di Giuda. When he has the time Michael enjoys playing golf.

Michael trains with Ruth Edge.

Bradeley Law is a 14-year-old British-bred gelding. Bred by his owners he is by the former advanced eventing stallion Mill Law out of Scarlet Lady who is of unverified breeding.

He was produced by Mary Lofthouse to intermediate and Michael gained the ride in 2013. The following year the pair was 7th in the three-star at Blair Castle. Having unseated his rider at Badminton in 2016 Bradeley Law jumped three of the fences in the wrong direction on his way back to the stables.




Bradeley Law

SHBGB, United Kingdom, 2004
16.2hh , bay , gelding

Sire Mill Law

Dam Scarlet Lady

Breeder Jane Jennings

Owner(s): Jane Jennings, Whitchurch, Shropshire

Notable Results

2016 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 6th Bradeley Law

2016 – Bramham CCI3* 38th Bradeley Law

2016 – Ballindenisk CCI3* 1st The Highland Prince

2015 – Chatsworth CIC3* 32nd Bradeley Law

2014 – Burghley Ret The Highland Prince

2014 – Blair Castle CCI3* 7th Bradeley Law

2014 – Gatcombe CIC3* 26th The Highland Prince

2013 – Burghley CCI4* 19th Highland Prince

2013 – Bramham CCI3* 6th The Highland Prince

2013 – Chatsworth CIC3* 9th The Highland Prince

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 18th The Highland Prince

2011 – Burghley CCI4*51st The Highland Prince

2009 – Blenheim CCI3* 15th King Bob

2009 – Blair Castle CCI3* 11th The Highland Prince

2009 – Bramham CCI3* 22 The Highland Prince

2007 – Boekelo CCI3* 17th King Bob

2007 – Blair Castle CCI3* 4th King Bob

2006 – Blair Castle CCI3* 8th King Bob, 12th Red House Jack


2016 – El Bradeley Law

2015 – Ret The Highland Prince

2014 – Ret The Highland Prince

2011 – 29th The Highland Prince

2008 – W/D before showjumping King Bob

2002 – 21st Perks of the Job