Michael Owen

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Michael Owen

Great Britain
  • 77 - Bradeley Law


British rider Michael Owen (40), a professional rider and freelance instructor is based near Tarporley in Cheshire. With Bradeley Law he completed Badminton last year and the pair was then 15th at Burghley.

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 in 2017. 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 Stephanie Appleton.

Bradeley Law is a 15-year-old British-bred gelding. Bred by his owner Jane Jennings he is by the former advanced eventing stallion Mill Law out of her hunter 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

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

Sire Mill Law

Dam Scarlett Lady

Breeder Jane Jennings

Owner(s): The Jennings Syndicate, Whitchurch, Shropshire

Notable Results

2018 – Burghley CCI4* 15th Bradeley Law

2018 – Blair Csatle CCI3* 11th Jims Pal

2018 – Burgham CIC3* 65th Bradeley Law

2017 – Blenheim CCI3* 20th Jims Pal

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

2013 – Burghley CCI4* 19th Highland Prince

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 18th The Highland Prince

2011 – Burghley CCI4*51st The Highland Prince


2018 – 35th Bradeley Law

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