It will be the third visit for British rider Tom Rowland (32) and his entry Possible Mission. Tom who is based near Cirencester where he runs his own yard made a successful debut here in 2019 and completed again last year – both times with Possible Mission.
After leaving school in nearby Tetbury, Tom spent two years with Angela Tucker followed by work experience with Pippa Funnell and Nigel Taylor. Aged 14 he acquired Hennessey Cormac who he produced through the grades and in 2015 Tom completed his first (former) 4* with the horse at Pau. For six seasons he was based near Cheltenham and in 2017 moved to his current premises near Cirencester. He is currently campaigning four other horses at 4* level. In 2018 Tom and Possible Mission completed their first 5* at Burghley.
Tom is a self-confessed eventing geek – he claims to be able to list every winner of Badminton. Tom trains with Dannie Morgan, Dan Greenwood and Roland Fernyhough.
Possible Mission owned by Robin Patrick, is a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. Bred by Richard Barron he is by the Clover Hill son Temple Clover out of Bahrain Supreme by Ricardo Z (sire of Sportsfield Othello, Fenyas Elegance, The Lion). Tom has ridden ‘Hunter’ since 2012. The pair completed its first four-star at Burghley 2018. Owner Robin Patrick previously owned four-star horses Just an Ace (Robert Lemieux, Mark Todd) and Ivor Mission.
16.3hh , chestnut , gelding
Sire Temple Clover
Dam Bahrain Supreme (Ricardo Z)
Breeder Richard Barron
Owner(s): Robin Patrick