It will be a first Badminton and first 5* for British rider Rose Nesbitt (24) who is based near Ludlow in Shropshire.
Rose and her elder sister Louisa were members of the Ludlow Pony Club. They were members of the clubs winning team at the PC championships in 2010 when Rose aged 12 and the team’s youngest member, was also the winner of her section.
In 2012 Louisa won double silver at the Pony European Championships with Carrowmore Gemstone and the following the Rose took the reins on Gemstone to win European team gold.
Rose trains with Caroline Moore
EG Michaelangelo ownedby the rider is an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse registered gelding. Bred by Michael Beattie he is by Chellthago Z out of a mare by OJasper. He was acquired as a 6-year-old from GHF Equestrian.
16.2hh , bay , gelding
Sire Chellthago Z
Dam Jaspers Flower (O Jasper)
Breeder Michael Beattie
Owner(s): John & Fran Nesbitt