Libby Seed

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Libby Seed

Great Britain
  • 72 - Heartbreaker Star Quality


British local amateur rider Libby Seed (26) enjoyed a successful Badminton debut in 2022 (28th) with Heartbreaker Star Quality her entry this year also. Last year the pair was 14th at Pau 5* and in 2021 the combination won the CCI4*L at Strzegom – Libby’s first international win.

After studying medical sciences at Exeter University, Libby, who is based in Chippenham, now works full time as an account manager for Boston Scientific

At the age of five Libby became a member of the Avon Vale Pony Club. She spent much of her childhood hunting and represented the PC in all three disciplines and in 2012 was 4th at the Open PC eventing championships. In 2013 she was a member of the British European gold medal winning pony team finishing in 7th place with Mr Vick. In 2016 she was reserve for the YR team and the following year (2017) rode as an individual at the European Championships finishing 16th with Carolyn Bates stallion Philanderer (by Jumbo). In 2017 with What a Catch she completed her first 5* at Pau.

Libby trains with Lucinda Fredericks.

Heartbreaker Star Quality owned by Libby’s parents Lesley and Jonathan Seed is an Irish-bred (ISH) 13-year-old mare. Bred by Cora Horan she is by Boswell Mr Heartbreaker (also the sire of Osberton YH 7-year-old champion Quidam de Lux) out of mare by OBOS Quality. She was acquired by Libby as a six-year-old sales livery and never left. After a difficult start she settled to the job. Libby now has a five-year-old embryo transfer (ET) out of her by the SHB(GB) graded The After Party a son of Badminton winner Chilli Morning.



Heartbreaker Star Quality

ISH, Ireland, 2011
16.2hh , grey , mare

Sire Boswell Mr Heartbreaker

Dam Killard Quality (Obos Quality 004)

Breeder Cora Horan

Owner(s): Jonathon and Lesley Seed

Notable Results

2023 – Pau CCI5* 14th Heartbreaker Star Quality

2023 – Little Downham CCI4*S 7th Heartbreaker Star Quality

2023 – Blair Castle CCI4*S 6th Heartbreaker Star Quality

2021 – Strzegom CCI4*L 1st Heartbreaker Star Quality

2021 – Hartpury CCI4*S 16th Heartbreaker Star Quality

2021 – Barbury Castle CCI4*S 18th Heartbreaker Star Quality

2021 – Bicton CCIU254* 22nd Heartbreaker Star Quality

2019 – Bramham CCIU254*L 12th Philanderer

2017 – Pau CCI4* 33rd What a Catch

2017 – Millstreet CH-EU-Y-CCI2* 16th Philanderer

2016 – Bramham CCIU253* 8th What a Catch

2013 – Arezzo CH-EU-P-C2* 7th Mr Vick


2022 – 28th Heartbreaker Star Quality