Alice Casburn

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Alice Casburn

Great Britain
  • 53 - Topspin


It is the third consecutive visit for British rider Alice Casburn (22) and her ride Topspin. The pair made a successful debut here in 2022 (19th). Alice, who was the youngest rider competing, won the highest placed ‘under 25’, the highest placed ‘owner/rider’ and the Glentrool trophy for the ‘highest rise up the leader board after dressage. Last year they completed again (18th) and later in the season the pair was 7th at Burghley winning the prize for the ‘best British-bred horse. Alice, who is based in Corpusty, 16 miles north of Norwich in Norfolk, will again be the youngest rider in the field.

In 2022 with Topspin Alice won team gold and individual bronze medals at the Young Rider European Championships at Hartpury and finished an outstanding season with fifth place at Burghley 5*. In 2019 with Topspin she was a member of the British squad at the Junior European Championships (16th) and the pair completed their first 5* at Pau in 2021.

Alice’s mother Caroline Casburn (nee Sizer) rode at Badminton 1994 and later that year was a member of the British squad at the WEG in the Hague (Grey Ghost). Topspin who is a second generation homebred was originally competed by Caroline in showjumping to Grade A as he was considered too sharp for Alice who eventually took the reins in 2018 when he was 10, after ‘years of being desperate for the ride’. Alice who completed an AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) with Haddon Training now helps out in her mother’s livery yard.

Alice enjoys regular beach swims (whatever the season) and scuba diving. She trains with her mother and Caroline Moore.

Topspin owned by his breeder Caroline Casburn is a British-bred AES registered 17-year-old gelding. He is by the KWPN sire Zento out of a mare by the thoroughbred El Conquistador. He is a second generation homebred – Caroline competed Topspin’s Grand-dam to advanced level. He is described as ‘incredibly quirky’ and not the easiest and is especially horse shy in the warm-up arena. He is however considered a member of the family. He is 17.1hh and still lives in the same stable he was born in.




TB X SF, United Kingdom, 2008
17.1hh , bay , gelding

Sire Zento

Dam Capriati (El Conquistador)

Breeder Walter Casburn

Owner(s): Caroline Casburn

Notable Results

2023 – Burghley CCI5*L 7th Topspin

2023 – Burnham Market CCI4*S 7th Topspin

2023 – Thoresby Park CCI4*S 7th Topspin

2022 – Burghley CCI5*L 5th Topspin

2022 – Hartpury CH-EU-CCI3*L 3rd Topspin

2022 – Somerford CCI3*S 8th Topspin

2021 – Pau CCI5*L 19th Topspin

2021 – Little Downham CCI4*S 2nd Topspin

2021 – Blair Castle CCI4*L 2nd

2021 – Bicton CCIU254*L 17th Topspin

2019 – Maarsbergen CH-EUJ-CCI2*L 16th Topspin


2023 – 18th Topspin

2022 – 19th Topspin (first time)