Elizabeth Power

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Elizabeth Power

  • 31 - Soladoun


Irish rider Elizabeth Power (37) last competed at Badminton in 2015.  With Badminton entry Soladoun she was 9th at Burghley in 2018 (the horse’s first 5*) and won the 4*s at Mallow in 2020.

Elizabeth who lives in County Meath started her competitive career in show jumping, coming up through the ranks on ponies and represented Ireland at her first European Championships in 1997 on Normans Choice at Hartpury England, winning team bronze. In 1998 she turned to eventing and competed at the European Pony Championships in Le Touquet she finished fifth, both individually and with the team. The next year she won individual and team bronze in Sweden. Juniors followed culminating in a team bronze medal from the 2001 European championships at Walldorf, Germany. As a Young Rider she won the British National Championships at Weston Park. With former racehorse Kilpatrick River she was 11th on her Badminton debut in 2009 and selected for the European Championships but did not complete. In 2010 the pair was selected for the WEG but forced to withdraw when Kilpatrick River went lame shortly after arriving in Lexington. Elizabeth also competes in FEI showjumping – and has competed in 5* internationals at Hickstead (placed 14th in the Derby) and Royal Dublin where in 2019 she won the Royal Dublin Stakes with Doonaveeragh O One. In 2021 the pair competed in the relay at Aachen.

Elizabeth comes from a family of equestrians; her father Con Power was an international show jumper noted for his partnership with Rockbarton with who he won three Aga Khan Cups. His career was prematurely ended when a loose horse galloped into him leaving him unconscious for three weeks after which he never rode a again. Her mother Margaret also evented and competed at Badminton while brother Robert was a leading pony show jumper but changed careers to become a jockey and in 2007 won the Grand National on Silver Birch and in 2017 the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Sizing John. Outside of eventing Elizabeth loves all sport and is a ‘huge fan of tennis and NH racing’.

Soladoun (aka Alfie) owned by Richard Ames and rider is a 15-year-old French thoroughbred. He is by Madoun out of Solador by Solicitor. He was a winner on the flat in France as a three-year-old. He has been produced through the grades by Elizabeth since 2013.




FRENCH TB, France, 2007
16.2hh , grey , gelding

Sire Madoun

Dam Solador (Solicitor)

Breeder Bertrand Gouin Georges Duca

Owner(s): Richard Ames
& Rider

Notable Results

2020 – Mallow CCI4*S 1st Soladoun

2018 – Burghley CCI5* 9th Soladoun

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 43 September Bliss

2011 – Burghley CCI4* W/D after XC Kilpatrick River

2010 – Burghley CCI4* w/d Kilpatrick River

2008 – Bramham CCI3*U25 2nd Kilpatrick River


2015 – 45th September Bliss

2013 – 26th September Bliss

2010 – 31st Kilpatrick River

2009 – 11th Kilpatrick River (first time)