Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 3rd May - Sunday 7th May, 2017 #MMBHT

Emily Gilruth

Great Britain
  • 39 - Topwood Beau


It will be a first Badminton for British rider Emily Gilruth (39), who is based near Malpas in Cheshire, where she runs her own yard.

Emily previously competed at four-star with Ashdale Cruise Master and completed Burghley with him in 2009 – she contested Burghley with Topwood Beau last year but retired cross country.

Emily is trained by Gill Milner (showjumping) and fellow event rider Ruth Edge.

Emily is married to Tom who runs Topwood Security Shredding Ltd and the couple has two daughters Scarlett (6) and Imogen (4). She is a parent governor at her local primary school and enjoys hunting with the Wynnstay.

Topwood Beau owned by the rider, is a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Beau Royale a son of Bohemond. His dam Cul Na Breathar, by Colin Diamond, is also the dam of four-star horse One Two Many and advanced horse Dassett Saratoga.

He was sent to Emily as a three-year-old from Cavan sales, to back and ride away and she bought him as a four-year-old and has since brought him through the levels.


Topwood Beau

ISH, Ireland, 2003
16.1hh, bay, gelding

Sire Beau Royale

Dam Cul Na Breathar (Colin Diamond)

Breeder John O'Brien

Owner(s): Rider

Notable Results

2016 – Burgham CIC3* El Topwood Beau
2015 – Ballindenisk CCI3* El Topwood Beau
2015 – Burghley CCI4* Ret Topwood Beau
2015 – Cappoquin CIC3* 6th Topwood beau
2015 – Bramham CIC3* 12th Topwood Beau
2015 – Ballindenisk CCI3* 2nd Topwood Beau
2015 – Burgham CIC3* 11th Topwood Beau
2014 – Blair Castle CIC3* 4th Topwood Beau
2014 – Hopetoun CIC3* 3rd Topwood Beau
2014 – Bramham CIC3* 9th Topwood Beau
2009 – Burghley CCI4* 26th Ashdale Cruise Master
2008 – Burghley CCI4* El Ashdale Cruise Master