Wednesday 5th May
Sunday 9th May, 2021


British professional rider Kitty King, who is based near Chippenham in Wiltshire, last competed at Badminton in 2010. In 2016 with Badminton entry Ceylor Lan Kitty was a member of the British team for the Rio Olympic Games. She is currently ranked 17th in the FEI world rider ranking and at the end of last year was 15th in the BE top 100 rider ranking. In 2015 she was the highest placed member of the British silver medal team at the European Championships (4th Persimmon). In 2018 with Cristal Fontaine she won the CCI1* for six-year-olds at the world championships in Le Lions.

In 2005 after selection for the British team to contest the European Championships at Blenheim, Kitty became the first rider to have represented Great Britain at Pony, Junior, Young Rider and Senior levels. In 1998 she was a member of the British pony team (Red Alert) winning team silver, 2000 a member of the Junior team (Leading Edge) that won team silver, 2002 a member of the British Young Rider team with former racehorse Five Boys winning another team silver. In 2003 the combination won the Young Rider championship title at Bramham and won Young Rider team gold at Bialy Bor.

She is an accomplished producer of young horses and has been successful in major young horse championships including the World Young Horse Championships in Le Lions, the Burghley Young Event Horse final, and age group classes at the BE young horse championships at Osberton.

Kitty comes from a sporting family. Her mother Jane competed at Badminton and Burghley, sister Charlotte has played Rugby for England and sister Lucy has represented Britain in athletics. Kitty is married to former National Hunt jockey Ben King and enjoys supporting her husband point to pointing.

She trains with Tracie Robinson, Ros Morgan and Dickie Waygood.

Vendredi Biats is a 10-year-old French-bred Selle Francais gelding. He is by the Belgian-bred showjumper WinningMood (by Darco) out of a mare by Camelai De Ruelles. He was acquired in 2014 as a rising five-year-old from Padraig McCarthy. In 2018 Vendredi Biats was 5th at Blenheim and 4th at Bramham CCI3* – this will be his first event at five star level.




Vendredi Biats

SF, France, 2009
16.1hh , grey , gelding

Sire WinningMood

Dam Liane Normande (Camelia De Ruelles)

Breeder Philippe Brivois

Owner(s): Sally Eyre, Wooton Under Edge, Glos.
Sally Lloyd Baker, Gloucester, Glos.
Samantha Wilson, Norwich, Norfolk
Diana Bown, Bembridge, Isle of Wight


Ceylor LAN

KWPN, Netherlands, 2007
17.1hh , bay , gelding

Sire Veron

Dam Winanda LAN (Ahorn )

Breeder Watze Hielke

Owner(s): Jacqueline Owen, Brackley, Northants.
Samantha Wilson, Norwich, Norfolk
Diana Bown, Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Notable Results

2018 – Blenheim CCI3* 5th Vendredi Biats, ret Ceylor LAN

2018 – Hartpury CIC3* 9th Ceylor LAN, 63rd Vendredi Biats

2018 – Bramham CCI3* 4th Vendredi Biats

2018 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 4th Ceylor LAN

2018 – Chatsworth CIC3* 3rd Vendredi Biats, 4th Ceylor LAN

2016 – Rio OG 30th Ceylor LAN

2015 – Blenheim CCI3* 3rd Ceylor LAN

2015 – Blair Castle CH-EU-CCI3* 4th Persimmon (team silver)

2015 – Tattersalls CCI3* 1st Ceylor LAN

2014 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI2* 10th Ceylor LAN

2014 – Osberton CICYH2* 1st Ceylor LAN

2013 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI1* 4th Ceylor LAN

2011 – Le Lions D’Angers CCI2* 1st Zidante

2011 – Osberton CCI* 1st Persimmon

2002 – CH-EU-YRC2* 11th Five Boys

2002 – Punchestown CCIY2* 1st (Five Boys)


2010 – ret Boondoggle

2009 –32nd Boondoggle

2005 – 7th Five Boys first time – ‘best Under 25’