Alexander Bragg

WEDNESDAY 8 MAY - SUNDAY 12 MAY, 2024

Alexander Bragg

Great Britain
  • 50 - Quindiva

Biography

British rider Alexander (42) made his Badminton debut in 2017 and completed the following year. He returned last year but did not complete (King of the Hill). In 2022 with Quindiva he was 10th in the 4*L at Blenheim. Badminton will be the mares first 5*.

Alex, who is based in Chilton Trinity, near Bridgewater in Somerset, is a qualified farrier but is not currently practising. Alex grew up with horses and enjoyed success as a child in Pony Club mounted games, before concentrating on showjumping. At the age of 16, he took a break from riding to start training as a registered farrier, before starting his own shoeing business upon qualification.

It was through his farrier work that Alex met his wife, Simmone, who introduced him to eventing. He began riding and competing again when Simmone was pregnant with their first child, significantly reducing his farriery commitments in favour of being an event rider.

He made his four-star debut at Burghley 2016, has competed on British Nations Cup teams, was a reserve for the European Championships in 2017 and made the long-list for the World Equestrian Games in 2018. With former 5* ride Zagreb he completed Burghley, Badminton, Pau and Luhmühlen and in 2021 was 18th at Pau with King of the Hill.

With Simmone, Alex runs Team Bragg and the couple has three daughters; Ellouise (18), Sienna (16) and Florence (12) all of who ride and are members of the Polden Hills Pony Club.

 

Quindiva is an Irish-bred Oldenburg registered 13-year-old mare. She is by Quintender 2 out of an Irish Sport Horse mare Ruby Roller by High Roller. She is also the dam of Quality Time competing at 4* (Timothy Bourke) and KGB Sandro competing at 3* with Lucinda Atkinson. She was acquired from Ireland in 2015 and is ‘aptly named’. She is very selective as to who she likes and dislikes and didn’t immediately take to eventing. Badminton is her first 5*

 

 

Entries

Quindiva

OLDBD, Germany, 2010
16.2hh , bay , mare

Sire Quintender 2

Dam Ruby roller (High roller)

Breeder David Gray

Owner(s): The Roe Family

Notable Results

2022 – Blenheim CCI4*L 10th Quindiva

2022 – Wellington CCI3*S 1st Quindiva

2022 – Barbury Castle CCI3*S 1st Quindiva

2021 – Blenheim CCI4*L 17th Quindiva

2021 – Pau CCI5*L 18th King of the Mill

2021 – Hartpury CCI4*S 4th King of the Mill

2020 – Pau CCI5*L 4th Zagreb 20th King of the Mill

2020 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI3*L 4th Ardeo Premier

2019 – Pau CCI5*L 4th Zagreb

2019 – Luhmuhlen CCI5*L 3rd Zagreb

2018 – Burghley CCI4* El Zagreb

2017 – Pau CCI4* 5th Zagreb, El Redpath Ransom

2017 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 20th Redpath Ransom

2016 – Pau CCI4* 5th Zagreb

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 34th Redpath Ransom, El Zagreb

Badminton

2022 – El King of the Hill

2019 – w/d after dressage Zagreb

2018 – 36th Zagreb

2017 – w/d before showjumping Zagreb