Sammi Birch

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Sammi Birch

  • 91 - Finduss PFB



Sammi Birch

British-based Australian rider Sammi Birch (46) first competed at Badminton in 1999 gaining 7th place on her debut with Hunter Red. She last competed here in 2022 completing with Finduss PFB (25th) her entry this year also. Last year the pair was 8th in the 4*L at Blenheim.

Sammi who is based near Cirencester, grew up around horses and started eventing on her father’s homebreds – mostly thoroughbreds that didn’t make the grade on the track. Her first Badminton horse Hunter Red was homebred. In 2000 she represented Australia at the WEG in Jerez (15th Frederick Hunter) and in 2003 with Enchanted was placed 3rd at the Australian 4* Adelaide and the following year placed 2nd with Black Odyssey. She was also an Olympic reserve with Enchanted. In 2005 she moved to the UK. In 2016 with Hunter Valley she was the travelling reserve for the OG in Rio and in the same year, the pair were part of the gold medal winning Nations Cup team in Aachen.

Sammi is married to Edward and they have two children, Charlie, who is 8, and Emilia, who turns one at the end of May. When not riding Sammi enjoys sleeping, sunny beaches and going home to Australia. She trains with Alex Franklin.

Finduss FPB owned by Parkfield Breeding and Sammi Birch, is a 14-year-old Dutch-bred KWPN registered gelding. He is by the Hanoverian Saffier out of a mare by Sarantos. Initially trained by Holly Woodhead, Finduss PFB enjoyed success as a young horse, achieving a top 20 finish at the world young horse championships at Le Lion d’Angers. Sammi took over the ride in 2019 and stepped him up to the 5* level at Bicton in 2021, where they finished 11th. In 2023, the pair finished 8th in the 4*L at Blenheim, less than four months after Sammi welcomed her second child, Emilia into the world. At home, Finduss PFB is affectionately called ‘loopy Louis’ due to his exuberant character.





Finduss PFB

KWPN, Netherlands, 2010
17.0hh , chestnut , gelding

Sire Saffier

Dam Belle Miranda (Sarantos)

Breeder W.a.m Wesselink

Owner(s): Parkfield Breeding
& Rider

Notable Results

2023 – Blenheim CCI4*L 8th Finduss PFB

2022 – Burghley CCI5*L El Finduss PFB

2021 – Bicton CCI5* 11th Findus PFB

2021 – Bicton CCI4*S 16th Hunter Valley II

2021 – Bicton CCI4*L 20th Findus PFB

2020 – Barrocca D’Alva CCI4*L 1st Hunter Valley II, 6th Findus PFB

2017 – Pau CCI4* 4th Hunter Valley II

2017 – Bramham CCI3* 3rd Hunter Valley

2004 – Adelaide CCI4* 2nd Black Odyssey 10th Dragon Hunter

2003 – Adelaide CCI4* 3rd Enchanted

2000 – Jerez WEG 15th Frederick Hunter



2022 – 25th Finduss PFB

2007 – W/D after XC

2005 – 23rd Enchanted

2004 – 16th Enchanted

1999 – 7th Hunter Red