Felicity Collins

WEDNESDAY 8 MAY - SUNDAY 12 MAY, 2024

Felicity Collins

Great Britain
  • 32 - RSH Contend OR

Biography

British rider Felicity Collins (25) made a successful debut here last year when 21st with RSH Contend Or – her ride this year also. In September the pair contested Burghley 5* but after an early cross country refusal retired and successfully re-routed to Blenheim where they came 4th in the 4*L.

Felicity is based near Hailsham in East Sussex where she runs a busy yard in partnership with her mother. A daughter of former Badminton rider Vicky Collins Felicity learnt to ride at a young age and from early on was keen to follow in her mother’s footsteps.

In 2016 she won a European Junior team bronze medal and in 2017 a team bronze at the Young Rider European Championships in Millstreet. That year she was the Under-21 Champion. In 2019 with Contend Or she won European YR team gold.  That year she made her five-star debut at Pau with the homebred Just Amazing a close relation to Vicky’s five-star horse Welton Molecule. (The pair did not complete). She completed her first 5* in 2021 with RSH Contend Or Felicity being placed 10th in the 5* section at Bicton.

Felicity’s mother Vicky Collins previously competed at five-star level – in 1996 she was 16th at Badminton with Welton Molecule (later sold and ridden by Lucy Thompson and then from 1999 – 2005 to Belgian international Carl Bouckaert with who he completed two European Championships).

Felicity is ‘passionate about breeding’ and has developed a small breeding programme and aims to produce future champions of the sport.

Felicity trains with Caroline Moore

RSH Contend Or (aka Mickey) owned by Avrina Milton and Vicky Collins is a 14-year-old Oldenburg. Bred in the Netherlands he is by Nintender out of a mare by Toulon. He was acquired in 2015 from Richmond Sport Horses as a six-year-old. With Felicity he has competed in successful British Junior and Young Rider European teams and in 2022 completed his first Badminton.

 

 

 

Entries

RSH Contend OR

KWPN, Netherlands, 2009
16.2hh , bay , gelding

Sire Nintender

Dam Coulonia (Toulon)

Breeder Paul Schockemohle

Owner(s): Vicky Collins
Avrina Milton

Notable Results

2022 – Blenheim CCI4*L 4th RSH Contend or

2022 – Burghley CCI5*L Ret RSH Contend Or

2022 – Hartpury CCI4*S 20th RSH Contend Or

2022 – Barbury Castle CCI4* 4th RSH Contend Or

2021 – Bicton CCI5*L 10th RSH Contend Or

2021 – Hartpury CCI4*S 31 RSH Contend Or

2021 – Barbury Castle CCI4*S 8th Contend Or

2021 – Bicton CCIU25 4*L 13th RSH Contend Or

2021 – Aston Le Walls CCI4* 18th RSH Contend Or

2021 – Burnham Market CCI4*S 6th RSH Contend or

2019 – Pau CCI5*L El RSH Contend Or

2019 – Maarsbergen CH-EU-Y-CCI3*L 15th RSH Contend Or

2017 – Millstreet CH-EU-Y-CCI2* 13th RSH Contend or

2017 – Houghton Hall CCIY2* 1st RSH Contend Or

2016 – Montelibretti CH-EU-J-CCI1* 9th RSH Contend Or

Badminton

2022 – 21st RSH Contend Or (first time horse and rider)