Nicholas Lucey


Nicholas Lucey

Great Britain
  • 89 - Proud Courage


It will be a first Badminton for British rider Nicholas Lucey (25) who is based near Burford in Oxfordshire. With Badminton entry Proud Courage Nicholas made his four-star debut in 2017 at Luhmuhlen.

Nicholas was a member of the Heythrop Pony Club and has twice won the National Pony Club Championships and in 2009 won the Open Cross Country Horsemanship bursary. He now teaches at PC. In 2015 Nick gained a BSc in Microbiology from Reading and returned home to concentrate on horses. He currently runs the yard at Owl House stables, a livery, training and rehab yard run by his mother, former four-star rider and trainer Miranda Lucey – she has a Badminton Armada dish for five completions. His father Mark is a vet formerly with Bourton Vale Equine and was team vet to the Under 21 eventing team and the Spanish eventing team and has attended five Olympic Games as a team vet.

During his gap year Nicholas spent three months in Thailand teaching English. Nicholas trains with Simon Lawrence and Jay Halim.

Proud Courage, (aka Peter) owned by the rider, is a 14-year-old Irish-bred gelding. He is by the Irish-based Holstein Courage II (also the sire of Ringwood Sky Boy) out of Coolmore Panther (ISH) by the thoroughbred Proud Panther (by Blakeney). His half-brother, Coolmore Lad, competed to intermediate with Vicky Brake before being sold to America. Proud Courage was acquired from the late Tom Searle as a six-year-old and has since been produced by Nicholas through the grades. The pair contested their first three-star in 2014 and in 2017 completed their first four-star at Luhmuhlen.




Proud Courage

ISH, United Kingdom, 2005
16.1hh , bay , gelding

Sire Courage II

Dam Coolmore panther (Proud panther)

Breeder William Martin

Owner(s): Rider

Notable Results

2018 – Blenheim CCI3* 52nd Proud Courage

2018 – Bramham CCIU253* 7th Proud Courage

2017 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 32nd Proud Courage

2016 – Burghley CCI4* El Proud Courage

2016 – Bramham CCIU253* 12th Proud Panther

2015 – Blenheim CCI3* 66th Proud Panther

2015 – Hartpury CIC3* 37th Proud Panther

2015 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 39th Pround Panther

2015 – Bramham CIC3* El Proud Panther

2014 – Blenheim CIC3* 8/9 51st Proud Panther

2014 – Barbury CIC3* 59th Proud Panther