Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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

Richard Jones

Great Britain
  • 15 - Alfies Clover


British rider Richard Jones (36) last competed at Badminton in 2013 and has completed the event twice. Richard is based near Oakham in Rutland, where he was born. He went to school in Stamford and was a member of the Burghley Pony Club and for several years was a runner and score collector at Burghley. After school Richard was based in Sussex with dressage trainer Dane Rawlins before setting up his own yard at home – shared with his wife Victoria – where he has a yard of eventers and young horses.

In 2012 Richard enjoyed his best result to date when coming ninth in the four-star at Pau with Highland Ford. In December 2016 Richard suffered a serious foot injury after the horse he was riding slipped over then crushed his foot when getting up.

Richard trains with Gareth Hughes and Di Lampard.

He is married to Victoria who competes in dressage – she has competed in the British CDI’s at Hartpury and Hickstead. The couple has two young children.

Alfies Clover is an 11-year-old Irish-bred gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Tajraasi (by Trempolino) out of a mare by Clover Hill. He was bought as an unbroken three-year-old from Goresbridge horse trials from James Hickey. Last year he completed his first four-star at Burghley.





Alfies Clover

ISH, Ireland, 2007
16.3hh , grey , gelding

Sire Tajraasi

Dam Aoifes Clover (Clover Hill)

Breeder James Hickey

Owner(s): Dinah Saunders, Houghton on the Hill, Leics.
Sandra Martin, Hambleton, Rutland
& Rider

Notable Results

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 22nd Alfies Clover

2017 – Bramham CCI3* w/d after XC Alfies Clover

2016 – Blenheim CCI3* 24th Alfies Clover

2016 – Burgham CIC3* 18th Alfies Clover

2016 – Bramham CCI3* w/d after dressage

2015 – Burgham CIC3* 33rd Alfies Clover

2014 – Tattersalls CCI3* 6th Highland Ford

2013 – Burghley CCI4* ret Highland Ford

2013 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 17th Highland Ford

2012 – Pau CCI4* 9th Highland Ford

2012 – Burghley CCI4* Ret Highland Ford

2011 – Burghley CCI4* 43rd Highland Ford

2011 – Saumur CCI3* 19th Highland Ford

2009 – Burghley CCI4* 46th Kinnagoe Bay


2013 – ret Highland Ford

2009 – 47th Incan Winter

2008 – 48th Fox on the Run