Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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

Emily King

Great Britain
  • 65 - Brookleigh

Biography

It will be a first Badminton for British rider Emily King (20) who will be the youngest rider this year.

Emily, who is based near Sidmouth in Devon, is the daughter of former Badminton winner and six times Olympic rider Mary King.

Emily completed her first affiliated event at the age of 12 and represented GB when she was 15-years-old at the 2011 Junior European Championships. The following year she was the Junior European silver medallist (Mr Hiho) and last year was fifth in Under-25 national championship at Bramham and then the won Young Rider team gold (Loxley) at Strzegom. She was also the runner up in the national seven-year-old championship at Osberton (Dargun) and at the end of October completed her first four-star at Pau with Brookleigh finishing in fourth place.

She trains with Olympic dressage rider Kyra Kyrklund and Richard White and her mother Mary King and outside of horses enjoys skiing and tennis.

Brookleigh, owned by Jane Del Missier, is a 13-year-old German-bred Westphalian gelding. He is by the Rheinlander Rockwell out of a mare by Funkenspiel who stood at the Westphalian state stud in Warendorf. Brookleigh was acquired from Clayton Fredericks in 2012 who produced him to two-star level.

Brookleigh is described as ‘extremely kind –natured’ and he has a hogged mane as ‘for some reason he is unable to grow one’.

Horses

Brookleigh

Westphalian, Germany, 2002
16.2hh, black, gelding

Sire Rockwell

Dam Haupstutbuch Rieka (Funkenspiel)

Breeder Dr. Svenja Woestmann

Owner(s): Jane Del Missier, Holyport, Berks.

Notable Results

2015 – Pau CCI4* 4th Brookleigh
2015 – Ballindenisk CIC3* 2nd Brookleigh
2015 – Strzegom CH-EU-YR2* 13th Loxley
2015 – Bramham CCIU253* 5th Brookleigh
2015 – Houghton Hall CCIY2* 6th Loxley
2015 – Chatsworth CIC3* 3rd Brookleigh
2014 – Bishop Burton CH-EU-J-CC1* El Brookleigh
2013 – Jardy Ch-EU-J-CCI1* El Mr Hiho
2012 – Strzegom CH-EU-J-CCI1* 2nd Mr Hiho
2011 – Vale Sabroso CH-EU-J-C1* 7th Mr Hih