It will be a first Badminton for British rider Emma Hyslop-Webb (36) who is based near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire where she runs a 20-box yard. It is however the third time of entering the event and Emma is hoping it will be third time lucky and this year she will get to the start box. In 2017 with Waldo III Emma completed Pau.
Emma learnt to ride at an early age and founded her skills in the hunting field – her mother hired horses for hunting and it became Emma’s job to ensure they were competent jumpers. Emma left school after A levels and went to work for a leadership development company, initially as PA to the MD then latterly as head of sales. In 2009 she resigned from her job to ride full time but still speaks on the subject of personal development. Emma also competes in showjumping as well as eventing. Emma is married to Richard Webb.
She trains with Chris Bartle, Caroline Moor and Michael Eilberg
Waldo III is a 16-year-old Dutch-bred gelding. He is by Faldo out of a mare Henzo. He has been owned since a three-year-old and produced through the grades by Emma. He has been dyed pink to promote attention to breast cancer.
Penlands Douglas owned by the rider, is a 12-year-old Irish-bred gelding. He is by ARD VDL Douglas out of a mare of unknown breeding. He has been competed by Emma since a six-year-old. In 2015 With Pennlands Douglas Emma completed her first four-star at Pau.
16.2hh , bay , gelding
Sire ARD VDL Douglas
Dam Currabawn Cavalier
Breeder Finola Heslin
16.2hh , grey , gelding
Dam Naomi (Henzo)
Breeder J Hagewoud