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Biography

British rider Alexander Bragg (41) made his Badminton debut in 2017 and completed the following year. Last year (2021) with Badminton entry King of the Hill he was 18th at Pau 5*. As well as running an event yard Alex, who is based in Chilton Trinity, near Bridgewater in Somerset, is a professional farrier.

Alex grew up with horses and enjoyed success as a child in Pony Club mounted games, before concentrating on showjumping. At the age of 16, he took a break from riding to start training as a registered farrier, before starting his own shoeing business upon qualification.

It was through his farrier work that Alex met his wife, Simmone, who gave him his first taste of eventing. He began riding and competing again when Simmone was pregnant with their first child, significantly reducing his farriery commitments in favour of being an event rider.

He made his four-star debut at Burghley 2016, has competed on British Nations Cup teams, was a reserve for the European Championships in 2017 and made the long-list for the World Equestrian Games in 2018. With former 5* ride Zagreb he completed Burghley, Badminton, Pau and Luhmühlen.

With Simmone, Alex runs Team Bragg and the couple has three daughters; Ellouise (17) who competes in under-18s, Sienna (15) and Florence (11) who also both ride. All are members of the Polden Hills Pony Club.

King of the Mill owned by long-standing supporters Michael and Naomi Roe, is 12-year-old Irish-bred, Irish Sport Horse registered gelding. Bred by James Timmons he is by Stormhill Miller (also the sire of former Badminton horse Balladeer Miller Man) out of mare by Kildalton King. He was acquired from Sam Smith in 2016. At 17.2 King of the Mill will be one of the tallest horses competing.

 

 

Entries

Zagreb

KWPN, Netherlands, 2004
17.3hh , bay , gelding

Sire Perion

Dam Renera (Nagano)

Breeder H. Leyser

Owner(s): Philip & Sally Ellicott, Bridgwater, Somerset

Withdrawn

Barrichello

AES, Graet Britain, 2009
16.3hh , chestnut , gelding

Sire Balou Du Rouet

Dam Madons Even Wiser (Matinee Du Madon VII )

Breeder Mr James Dyer

Owner(s): Sarah Hughes

Shannondale Percy

ISH, Ireland, 2010
16.3hh , bay , gelding

Sire Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan

Dam Shannondale Maria (Lux Z )

Breeder Martin Walsh

Owner(s): Sarah Hughes, Bridgwater, Somerset

Notable Results

2021 – Pau CCI5*L 18th King of the Mill

2021 – Hartpury CCI4*S 4th King of the Mill

2020 – Pau CCI5*L 4th Zagreb 20th King of the Mill

2020 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI3*L 4th Ardeo Premier

2019 – Pau CCI5*L 4th Zagreb

2019 – Luhmuhlen CCI5*L 3rd Zagreb

2018 – Burghley CCI4* El Zagreb

2017 – Pau CCI4* 5th Zagreb, El Redpath Ransom

2017 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 20th Redpath Ransom

2016 – Pau CCI4* 5th Zagreb

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 34th Redpath Ransom, El Zagreb

Badminton

2019 – w/d after dressage Zagreb

2018 – 36th Zagreb

2017 – w/d before showjumping Zagreb