Richard Jones


Richard Jones

Great Britain
  • 37 - Alfies Clover


British rider Richard Jones (41) gained his third completion of the event last year and his first with Alfies Clover (10th) his entry this year also. In September the combination was 7th at Burghley.

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 (11) and Florence (9). Outside of eventing Richard likes fishing and watching rugby.

Richard bought Tajraasi, now graded with SHB(GB), the sire of Alfies Clover in partnership with Tom March. Tajraasi is now available at stud in the UK.

Alfies Clover is a 16-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 trials from his breeder James Hickey. Last year he completed both Badminton (10th) and Burghley (7th). Richard competes Killballyboy Bob who is also by Tajraasi – the pair was 4th in the 8/9 year old championship at Blenheim 2018.



Alfies Clover

ISH, Ireland, 2007
17.0hh , grey , gelding

Sire Tajraasi

Dam Aoifes Clover (Clover Hill)

Breeder James Hickey

Owner(s): Dinah Saunders
Sandra Martin
& Rider

Notable Results

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



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