Felicity Collins

WEDNESDAY 8 MAY - SUNDAY 12 MAY, 2024

Felicity Collins

Great Britain
  • 32 - RSH Contend OR

Biography

It is a third consecutive visit for British rider Felicity Collins (26) who made a successful debut in 2022 when 21st with RSH Contend Or – her ride this year also. The pair did not complete last year. In September 2023 they were 7th in the 4*L at Blenheim.

Felicity is based near Hailsham in East Sussex where she runs her own yard.

A daughter of the late and 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. (Sadly Vicky unexpectedly passed away on the 1st January this year).  In 2016 Felicity 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 and now a broodmare. (The pair did not complete). She completed her first 5* in 2021 with RSH Contend Or being placed 10th in the 5* section at Bicton.

Felicity’s late 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) is a 15-year-old Oldenburg registered gelding. 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. He is described as a phenomenal jumper and has jumped double clear in 19 4* event and 2 5* events. He is owned by longstanding family friend Avrina Milton.

Entries

RSH Contend OR

KWPN, Netherlands, 2009
16.2hh , dark brown , gelding

Sire Nintender

Dam Coulonia (Toulon)

Breeder Paul Schockemohle

Owner(s): Vicky Collins
Avrina Milton

Notable Results

2023 – Blenheim CCI4*L 7th RSH Contend Or

2023 – Hartpury CCI4*S 3rd RSH Contend Or

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

2023 – El xc RSH Contendor

2022 – 21st RSH Contend Or