Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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

Paul Sims

Great Britain
  • 18 - Glengarnock


Last year British rider Paul Sims (29) completed his second Badminton with Glengarnock; the pair now has four consecutive four-star completions under their belt.

Paul, who is based in Cheshire, is originally from Darlington in North Yorkshire. He got ‘hooked’ on horses when he went pony trekking on a family holiday. The whole family then got into horses and he shared his first pony with his brother. His mother runs a riding school. Paul originally show jumped to grand prix and represented England before turning to eventing. He runs a yard with his fiancée, event rider Hannah Bate. The couple has a son Billy born in February this year.

In 2014 with Calador, Paul was a member of the winning British Nations Cup team that competed in Montelibretti and made his Badminton debut with Glengarnock. He was the best ‘first time’ rider at both Badminton and Burghley (2014).

Paul trains with Duncan Smith and Ian Woodhead

Outside of eventing he plays five-aside league football and is a keen poker player.

Glencarnock, owned by Joe Chambers, is a 14-year-old British-bred KWPN registered gelding. Bred by Edith Rutherford in Llandeilo he is by the Dutch jumping sire Ahorn out of Ilona by Bernstein. He was bought as a four-year-old from JRP Equestrian and has been produced through the grades by Paul. The owner is a former competitor and long standing supporter of the sport.



KWPN, Great Britain, 2002
16.3hh, bay, gelding

Sire Ahorn

Dam Ilona (Bernstein)

Breeder Mrs Edith Rutherford

Owner(s): Joe Chambers, London

Notable Results

2015 – Burghley 25th Glengarnock
2015 – Hartpury CIC3* 45th Glengarnock
2015 – Burgham CIC3* 2nd Glengarnock
2015 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 33rd Glengarnock
2014 – Burghley CCI4* 24th Glengarnock
2014 – Blair Castle CIC3* 6th Calador, 23rd Glengarnock
2014 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 11th Calador
2013 – Montelibretti CICO3* 4th Calador
2013 – Blair Castle CIC3* 11th Glengarnock
2013 – Hartpury CIC3* 17th Glengarnock, 38th Calador
2013 – Bramham CCI3* 4th Calador, 14th Glengarnock
2013 – Chatsworth CIC3* 10th Glengarnock, 27th Calador
2011 – Bramham CCIU253* 3rd Zhong Rong Beijing
2010 – Festival of BE, Intermediate Championship 2nd Zhong Rong Beijing
2008 – Blair Castle CCI1* 1st Regal Rascal II


2015 – 49th Glengarnock
2014 – 28th Glengarnock