Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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

Harry Dzenis

Great Britain
  • 66 - Xam


Former British Junior and Young Rider team member Harry Dzenis (25) completed Badminton last year – his first completion – with Xam. In 2014 Harry,  who runs a 10 box competition/livery yard in Billingshurst in West Sussex, completed Burghley with Xam and Dromghurrihy Blue (now with Oliver Townend) .

Harry began eventing aged 13 and for three-years represented the South East region at the Junior Regional Championships at Weston Park – he was their highest placed team member in 2005. He also competed and was placed at the National Pony Club championships. In 2007 aged 16 he won Junior European team gold and in 2009 Young Rider European team gold aged 18. After A levels he was based with trainer Niki Ryan for one year before returning home in 2011 to run his own yard. That year he represented Great Britain for the third time at Blair Castle in the Young Rider European Championships on Rockin’ Robin. In 2013 he was stable jockey to William-Fox-Pitt. Harry trains with Gill Watson and Gemma Tattersall. He also works as part-time waiter in a resturant – The Mulberry – owned by the radio 2 DJ Chris Evans and aside from horses ‘loves eating out and going to the cinema’.
Xam, owned by the Xam Partnership, is a 15-year-old British-bred gelding. Bred by Mrs A Bolitho in Cornwall he is by the leading thoroughbred event sire Java Tiger. Java Tiger is the sire of many event horses including Mistatiger, Catch the Tiger, Feast of Florios and is the dam-sire of Opposition Buzz. Xam’s dam was a driving mare of unknown breeding.  Harry got the ride on Xam at the beginning of 2011 from Ken Spencer. The Xam Partnership are a group of family and friends who came together to buy Xam for Harry.





SHBGB, Great Britain, 2001
16.2hh, grey, gelding

Sire Java Tiger

Dam Zelah ()

Breeder Mrs A Bolitho

Owner(s): The Xam Partnership, c/o Haselmere, Surrey

Notable Results

2015 – Burghley w/d after dressage

2015 – Hartpury CIC3* 22nd Xam

2015 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 36th Xam

2014 – Burghley CCI4* 26th Xam, 34th Dromgurrihy Blue

2014 – Hartpury CIC3* 37th Dromgurrihy Blue, El Xam

2014 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 12th Xam, 34th Dromgurrihy Blue

2013 – Blenheim CCI3* 9th Xam, 24th Dromgurrihy Blue

2013 – Gatcombe CIC3* 28th Xam

2013 – Barbury Castle El Xam

2013 – Bramham CCIU253* El Xam

2012 – Blenheim CCI3 27th Xam

2011 – Blair Castle CH-EU-YR-C2 23rd Rockin Robin

2009 – Waregem CH-EU-YR-C2 21st Rockin Robin

2007 – Avenches CH-EU-J-C1* 43rd Spider VI

2006 – Weston Park CCIYH2* U21 21st Spider VI


2015 – 46th Xam

2014 –El Xam