Wednesday 3rd May
Sunday 7th May, 2023


It will be the sixth consecutive visit to Badminton for British rider Sarah Bullimore (48) and Reve Du Rouet. The pair has 11, 5* completions together including three at Badminton. In 2018 & ’19 the combination was 4th at Burghley and in 2019 5th at Luhmuhlen 5*. With the homebred Badminton entry Corouet Sarah was the individual bronze medallist at the 2021 European Championships. Badminton will be a first 5* for Corouet.

Sarah runs a purpose built equestrian facility in Keysoe, North Bedfordshire with her husband Brett. Sarah (nee Longshaw) rode her first four-star at Burghley in 1996 with Ballycotton who she then rode on his record breaking 7th completion of Badminton in 1997 (the horse had previously completed six times with Andrew Harris). She has represented team GBR in the FEI Nations Cup series and with Reve Du Rouet was short-listed for the British squad for the 2014 WEG, competed as individuals at the 2015 European Championships at Blair Castle and long-listed for the 2018 WEG in Tryon. With Reve Du route she gained a career best when 2nd at Pau 4* in 2017 – that year Sarah completed the event with three horses in the top 13.

Sarah is also a successful producer of young horses and has represented Great Britain six times at the World Young Horse Championships at Le Lion d’ Angers; in 2006 (Salerno) & 2009 (Valentino) 2011 & 2014 and was 6th there in 2017 & ’18 with her homebred gelding Corouet. Corouet (also by Balou du Rouet), is an embryo transfer from Lilly Corinne with who she was 6th at Luhmuhlen and 13th at Pau four-star events in 2017. Lilly Corinne has seven other younger embryo transfer offspring.

Sarah trains with Christopher Bartle.

Reve Du Rouet, owned by Sarah’s long-standing owners Chris and Sue Gillespie and husband Brett Bullimore, is an 18-year-old Oldenburg gelding. He is by the well-known jumping sire Balou du Rouet (a son of the great Baloubet du Rouet) out of Onassis Queen by Oscar De Revel (by Jalisco B – another great jumping sire). He was bought from The Netherlands as a three-year-old. In 2011 he represented GB at the World Young Horse championships and in 2015 was a reserve for the European championship team. He has completed ten four-star events and has represented GB in Nations Cup teams.




Reve du Rouet

OLDBG, Germany, 2004
16.3hh , bay , gelding

Sire Balou du Rouet

Dam Onassis Queen (Oscar de Revel)

Owner(s): Chris & Sue Gillespie
Brett Bullimore

Notable Results

2021 – Avenches CH-EU-CCI4*L 3rd Corouet

2021 – Alnwick CCI4*S 2nd Corouet

2021 – Bicton CCI4*L 6th Corouet, ret Reve du Rouet

2021 – Aston Le Walls CCI4*S 5th Corouet

2020 – Pau CCI5*L ret Reve du Rouet

2019 – Luhmuhlen CCI5*L 5th Reve Du Rouet

2018 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI2* 24th Corouet

2018 – Osberton CICYH2* 1st Corouet

2018 – Burghley 4th Reve Du Rouet

2017 – Pau CCI4* 2nd Reve Du Rouet, 11th Valentino V, 13th Lilly Corinne

2017 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI1* 6th Corouet

2017 – Burghley CCI4* El Reve Du Rouet

2017 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 6th Lilly Corinne

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 22nd Reve Du Rouet

2016 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 20th Reve Du Rouet

2016 – Barroca D’Alva CIC3* 1st Reve Du Rouet

2015 – Pau CCI4* 8th Valentino V, 18th Reve du Rouet,

2015 – Blair Castle CH-EU-CCI3* 26th Lilly Corinne

2014 – Burghley CCI4* 19th Reve Du Rouet, 31st Valentino V

2014 – Lexington CCI4* 13th Reve Du Rouet

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 22nd My Last One, 25th Valentino V,


2019 – ret Reve Du Rouet

2018 – 18th Reve Du Rouet

2017 – 39th Reve Du Rouet

2016 – ret Reve Du Rouet

2015 – 29th Reve de Rouet

2013 – 51st My Last One

2010 – 44th Salerno

1997 – 50th Ballycotton