Richard Jones

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Richard Jones

Great Britain
  • 88 - Alfies Clover


British rider Richard Jones (42) has three completions of the event gaining his third and best Badminton result with Alfies Clover in 2022 (10th). Alfies Clover is his ride again this year.

Richard is based near Oakham in Rutland, where he was born. He went to school in Stamford and was a member of the Burghley Pony Club and for several years was a runner and score collector at Burghley. After school Richard was based in Sussex with dressage trainer Dane Rawlins before setting up his own yard at home – now shared with his wife Victoria – where he has a yard of eventers and young horses.

In 2012 Richard came ninth in the four-star at Pau with Highland Ford. In December 2016 Richard suffered a serious foot injury after the horse he was riding slipped over then crushed his foot when getting up.

Richard trains with Mark Kyle and Di Lampard.

He is married to Victoria who competes in dressage – she has competed in the British CDI’s at Hartpury and Hickstead. The couple has two young children – Freddie (12) and Florence (10). Outside of eventing Richard likes fishing and watching rugby.

Alfies Clover is a 17-year-old Irish-bred gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Tajraasi (by Trempolino) out of a mare by Clover Hill. He was bought as an unbroken three-year-old from Goresbridge horse sales from his breeder James Hickey. In 2022 he completed both Badminton (10th) and Burghley in 7th place.



Alfies Clover

ISH, Ireland, 2007
17.0hh , grey , gelding

Sire Tajraasi

Dam Aoifes Clover (Clover Hill)

Breeder James Hickey

Owner(s): Sandra Martin
Dinah Saunders
& Rider

Notable Results

2023 – Alnwick CCI4*S 25th Alfies Clover

2022 – Burghley CCI5*L 7th Alfies Clover

2021 – Bicton CCI5*L 6th Alfies Clover

2019 – Bramham CCI4*L 4th Alfies Clover

2018 – Burghley CCI4* 7th Alfies Clover

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 22nd Alfies Clover

2013 – Burghley CCI4* ret Highland Ford

2013 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 17th Highland Ford

2012 – Pau CCI4* 9th Highland Ford

2012 – Burghley CCI4* Ret Highland Ford

2011 – Burghley CCI4* 43rd Highland Ford

2009 – Burghley CCI4* 46th Kinnagoe Bay


2023 – ret Alfies Clover

2022 – 10th Alfies Clover

2019 – ret Alfies Clover

2018 – ret Alfies Clover

2014 – w/d after dressage Highland Ford

2013 – ret Highland Ford

2009 – 47th Incan Winter

2008 – 48th Fox on the Run