Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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


British rider Nana  (Susannah) Dalton (39), who is based in Northchapel, West Sussex, completed her first Badminton in 2015 with Absolut Opposition – her entry this year. Last year they completed Pau.

As Susannah Barker, Nana represented Great Britain at the 1999 Young Rider European Championships in Necarne, winning team silver on Romany Tinca. Romany Tinca is the dam of Nana’s current three-star horse Romany Piper (by Crown Cornelian) with who she hopes to do a four-star this year. In 2015, with Abbeylara Prince, she won the Nations Cup competition in Waregem.

Nana trains with Australian team rider Christopher Burton and Yogi Breisner.

Nana works her eventing round family life – she has a son, Toby (5). In her spare time she loves watching rugby, racing and cricket and enjoys skiing.

Absolut Opposition (aka Miley) is a 13-year-old British-bred gelding bred by Rosie Glaister. He is by the well-known eventing sire Fleetwater Opposition (sire of many eventers including former team horse Opposition Buzz, the stallion Yarlands Summersong, and Wellshead Fare Opposition). He is out of Ruffo’s Star formerly competed by Nana. Ruffo’s Star was by the thoroughbred Ruffo, sire of Riva Ruel ridden by Nana’s sister Patricia Price to complete Badminton in 2005. Nana has backed and produced Miley since a four-year-old.





Absolut Opposition

Trak/Irish, United Kingdom, 2005
17.2hh , black , gelding

Sire Fleetwater Opposition

Dam Ruffos Star (Ruffo)

Breeder Rosie Glaister

Owner(s): Rider &
Mileys Friends, c/o Petworth, W. Sussex

Notable Results

2017 – Pau CCI4* 24th Absolut Opposition

2017 – Blair Castle CIC3* 18th Absolut Opposition

2017 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 22nd Elite Syncopation

2016 – Ballindenisk CICO3* 26th Romany Piper

2015 – Waregem CICO3* 1st Abbeylara Prince

2015 – Burghley 38th Elite Syncopation

2015 – Hartpury CIC3* 10th Abbeylara Prince

2015 – Hopetoun CIC3* 17th Abbeylara Prince, 20th Absolut Opposition

2015 – Saumur CCI3* 6th Abbeylara Prince, 18th Elite Syncopation

2014 – Boekelo CCIO3* 36th Abbeylara Prince

2014 – Ballindenisk CCI3* 12th Romany Piper

2014 – Blenhiem CCI3* 19th Absolut Opposition

2014 – Blair Castle CCI3* 12th Absolut Oppostion, 16th Romany Piper

2014 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 13th Absolut Opposition

2014 – Bramham CIC3* 29th Absolut Opposition

2014 – Chatsworth CIC3* El Absolut Opposition

2013 – Blenheim CIC3* Absolut Opposition 46th

1999 – Necarne Castle CH-EU-Y** 41 Romany Tinca


2015 –52nd Absolut Opposition