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.
16.3hh , grey , gelding
Dam Aoifes Clover (Clover Hill)
Breeder James Hickey
Dinah Saunders, Houghton on the Hill, Leics.
Sandra Martin, Hambleton, Rutland