Tom Crisp


Tom Crisp

Great Britain
  • 100 - Liberty and Glory


British rider Tom Crisp (38) runs Team Crisp Eventing with his wife Sophie in Mayfield, East Sussex. With Coolys Luxury Tom has completed Burghley three times – in 2017 they were 16th and in 2014 gained a career best when the pair was 11th – but they have yet to complete Badminton.

Tom first came to prominence in 1999 when he finished second in the Young Rider National Championship at Bramham with Barnabys Ballard. The pair represented Great Britain at that year’s Young Rider European Championship at Necarne Castle winning team silver.

Since then Tom has produced a succession of young horses from scratch to advanced level, including his former four-star ride Liberal.

Tom was born in Norfolk and after school went to Ireland to pursue a career in eventing which was followed by various placements before he set up his own yard in his home county. Tom, and his wife Sophie (nee Balfour), who also events and rode at Badminton in 2000, then relocated to Mayfield in East Sussex where they now have a 60-acre yard including a small stud, breeding future event horses.

As well as being a professional rider Tom is also a retained firefighter – when the call comes he has to drop whatever he is doing to become part of a vital team. He also enjoys building and has recently started building a house.

Tom and Sophie have two young sons; Harry (10) and Hugo (8).

Coolys Luxury, owned by The Swift Syndicate, is a 16-year-old ISH gelding. He is by the Irish-based Belgian-bred stallion Olympic Lux (also the sire of Badminton entry BLM Diamond Lux). He is out of a mare by the three-quarter bred Glen Bar (sire of Olympic horse Giltedge [David O’Connor] and Glenwherry the dam of Paul Tapner’s former stallion Wickstead Didgeridoo). Coolys Luxury was acquired from his former rider Jo Rimmer in 2010 with whom he competed to two-star. In 2013 with Tom he completed his first four-star at Pau.





Liberty and Glory

SHBGB, United Kingdom, 2007
16.0hh , brown , mare

Sire Caretino Glory

Dam Little Runnymede (Ginger Boy)

Breeder Patricia Balfour

Owner(s): Robin & Patricia Balfour
Sophie Crisp

Notable Results

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 16th Cooleys Luxury

2017 – Le Pin Haras CCI3* 8th Liberty and Glory

2017 – Le Pin Haras CICO3* 17th Cooleys Luxury

2017 – Bramham 9th Cooleys Luxury

2016 – Pau CCI4* 25th Coolys Luxury

2016 – Burghley ret Coolys Luxury

2015 – Burghley CCI4* 19th Coolys Luxury

2015 – Hartpury 40th Coolys Luxury

2014 – Burghley CCI4* 11th Coolys Luxury

2014 – Hartpury CIC3* 21st Coolys Luxury

2014 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 14th Coolys Luxury

2014 – Chatsworth CIC3* 10th Liberal, 28th Coolys Luxury

2013 – Pau CCI4* 34th Coolys Luxury

2013 – Burghley CCI4* EL (before SJ) Liberal

2013 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* EL Liberal

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 24th Liberal

2011 – Burghley CCI4* 34th Liberal

2009 – Luhmuhlen CCI4*13th (Liberal)

2008 – Pau CCI4* 19th (Liberal)


2017 – ret Cooleys Luxury

2016 – El Coolys Luxury

2015 – w/d after dressage Coolys Luxury