Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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

Virginia Thompson

New Zealand
  • 42 - Star Nouveau


It will be a first Badminton for New Zealand rider Virginia Thompson (26) who is based near Auckland where she runs a training yard. With Badminton entry Star Nouveau Virginia was 8th at the 2017 Adelaide four-star and in 2016 and ’15 won the CCI3* at Puhinui.

Virginia trains with Jock Paget, Penny Castle and Jeff McVean. In 2013 she based herself in Australia for three months with Sam and Nicky Lyle.

Virginia describes herself as a real outdoor person; she loves hiking, some fishing, kayaking, swimming and finding waterfalls to jump off!

Star Nouveau (aka Paige) is a 14-year-old New Zealand bred warmblood mare. She is by the Dutch warmblood stallion Goldstar who stood in New Zealand, out of the thoroughbred mare Greenstone by Fiesta Star.  She was acquired by Virginia in 2013 when she had moved up to one-star level.




Star Nouveau

NZ Warmblood, New Zealand, 2004
16.3hh , bay , mare

Sire GoldStar

Dam Greenstone (Feista Star)

Breeder D. Kendall

Owner(s): Anthony Quirk & Elaine Butterworth, Auckland, New Zealand
& Rider

Notable Results

2018 – Hastings CIC3* 12th Star Nouveau

2018 – Puhinui CIC3* 13th Star Nouveau

2017 – Adelaide CCI4* 8th Star Nouveau

2017 – Takapau CIC3* 4th Star Nouveau

2017 – Melbourne CCI3* 4th Star Nouveau

2017 – Sydney CIC3* 4th Star Nouveau

2017 – Camden  CIC3* 8th Star Nouveau

2016 – Puhinui CCI3* 1st Star Nouveau

2015 – Puhinui CCI3* 1st Star Nouveau