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Great BritainJoy Dawes

Country: Great Britain

Age: 49

Joy from Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire is one of few amateur riders at the level.

While she owns a livery yard in Great Missenden she has spent the last 20-years working in the City of London in IT combining work with horses although has recently retired from her job.

In 2011 Joy achieved her first Badminton completion with Finisterre with whom she also completed Burghley twice.

Joy, who is married, is trained by Roger Gregory and Ian Woodhead for dressage and Ernest Dillon for show jumping.

Harbour Pilot C, owned by his rider is a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse. He is by the international jumping stallion Coolcorran Cool Diamond who was competed in many nations cup teams with his owner Robert Splaine the breeder of Harbour Pilot C. His dam is Beavers Bugsy Malone by the Thoroughbred Hallodri.


  • 2013 – Bramham CCI3* 17th Harbour Pilot C
  • 2013 – Chatsworth CIC3* 20th Harbour Pilot C
  • 2013 – Belton CIC3* 33rd Harbour Pilot C
  • 2012 – Burghley CCI4* Finisterre 49th
  • 2012 – Bramham CCI3* 12th Finisterre, 23rd Harbour Pilot C
  • 2011 – Boekelo CCI3* Ret Harbour Pilot C
  • 2011 – Burghley CCI**** 26th Finisterre
  • 2011 – Badminton 42nd Finnisterre
  • 2010 – Blenheim CCI *** 11th Finnisterre & 55th Harbour Pilot
  • 2010 – Barbury CIC*** 63rd Harbour Pilot
  • 2010 – Houghton International CIC*** 6th Finnistere

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