Caroline Powell

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Caroline Powell

New Zealand
  • 2 - CBI Aldo
  • 79 - Greenacres Special Cavalier


British-based New Zealand Olympic rider Caroline Powell (51) competed here last year gaining her 15th completion of the event (30th Greenacres Special Cavalier). Last year with Badminton entry Greenacres Special Cavalier she was 6th in the 5*L at Elkton (Maryland) and in 2022 was 5th in the 5* at Pau – a first at the level for the horse. It will be a first 5* for her second entry CBI Aldo who completed Blenheim.

Caroline who is based near Newmarket in Suffolk was a member of the New Zealand Olympic team that won team bronze in London 2012 and was 29th individually with Lenamore with who she won Burghley in 2010 when Lenamore was 17.

Caroline arrived in Scotland from New Zealand in 1992 to work in Clive Storey’s point to point yard and raced five times before ‘retiring’. While there she took over the ride on Clive’s three-star horse Caliber finishing 12th in her first three-day at Bramham. She then worked for former Badminton winner Ian Stark grooming for him in Atlanta in 1996. In 1997, she took over the ride on Jenny Leggate’s Cocky-Olly-Bird and competed at her first four-star (Burghley 1999) and the following year had her first ride at Badminton with Dalliance (11th). With Lenamore she was selected for her NZ team debut at the 2006 WEG (Aachen) and the pair was selected for the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2010 she won team bronze at the WEG in Lexington with Mac MacDonald.

Caroline is an Accredited BE trainer.

Greenacres Special Cavalier owned by Chris Mann, is an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare. Bred by Michael Callery of Greenacres Stud in Co Meath, she is by the leading sire Cavalier Royale out of a mare by the jumping stallion Touchdown. She was acquired from the breeder and has been produced by Caroline. The pair contested both 6 & & year-old World Championships at Le Lions – 17th in both classes. In 2022 she was 3rd in her first 4*L at Ballindenisk and 5th in her first 5* at Pau.

CBI Aldo is a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse registered gelding. Bred by Raymond Carroll he is jumping bred by Goodluck VDL out of a mare by Ramon. He was acquired by Caroline at the 2018 Monart sale in Ireland. In 2021 the combination was 8th in the world six-year-old championship at Le Lions and last year completed Blenheim.


CBI Aldo

ISH, Ireland, 2015
16.3hh , bay , gelding

Sire Goodluck VDL

Dam KMS Eclipse (Ramon)

Breeder Raymond Carroll

Owner(s): Pat Melville-Evans
Jo West
Serena Greenwell

Greenacres Special Cavalier

ISH, Ireland, 2013
16.2hh , bay , mare

Sire Cavalier Royale

Dam Greenacres Touch (Touchdown)

Breeder Mr Michael Callery

Owner(s): Chris & Michelle Mann
& Rider

Notable Results

2023 – Elkton CCI5*L 6th Greenacres Special Cavalier

2023 – Blenheim CCI4*L 23rd CBI Aldo

2023 – Ballindenisk CCI4*S 1st Greenacres Special Cavalier

2022 – Pau CCI5*L 5th Greenacres Special Cavalier

2022 – Blenheim CCI4*L 8/9 3rd Greenacrwes Special Cavalier

2022 – Blair Castle CCI3*L 4th CBI Aldo

2022 – Bramham CCI4*S 9th Greenacres Special Cavalier

2022 – Ballindenisk CCI4*L 3rd Greenacres Special Cavalier

2021 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI2*L 8th CBI Aldo

2017 – Pau CCI4* 17th Up Up and Away, ret On the brash

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 29th Spice Sensation, w/d Onwards and Upwards

2016 – Pau CCI4* 26th Spice Sensation, 27th Flying Finish

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 8th Onwards and Upwards

2013 – Pau CCI4* 23rd Onwards and Upwards

2012 – Pau CCI4* 8th Onwards and Upwards

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 14th Boston Two Tip

2012 – London Olympic Games 29th Lenamore (team bronze)

2011 – Pau CCI4* 22nd Boston Two Tip

2011 – Burghley CCI4* 4th Lenamore, 52nd Mrs Tilly

2011 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 15th Mrs Tilly

2010 – WEG Lexington 22nd Mac Macdonald

2010 – Burghley CCI4* 1st Lenamore

2009 – Burghley CCI4* 6th Lenamore

2008 – Olympic Games 20th Lenamore

2007 – Burghley CCI4* 23rd Lenamore

2006 – Aachen WEG 26th Lenamore

2006 – Badminton 36th Lenamore

2005 – Burghley CCI4* 5th Lenamore


2023 – 30th Greenacres Special Cavalier

2018 – 29th On the Brash, 31st Up and Away

2015 – El Onwards and Upwards

2014 – WD after dressage Onwards and Upwards

2013 – 21st Onwards and Upwards, 33rd Boston Two Tip

2011 – 6th Lenamore, 31st Boston Two Tip

2010 – 5th Lenamore

2009 – 9th Lenamore

2008 – 4th Lenamore, 22nd Mac Macdonald

2007 – 12th Lenamore

2005 – 14th Lenamore

2004 – 14th Softly Softly III

2000 – 11th Dalliance