Country: Great Britain
Richard is a local rider based near Oakham in Rutland, where he was born. He went to school in Stamford and was a member of the local Burghley Pony Club. For several years he was a runner and score collector at Burghley. After school Richard was based in Sussex with dressage trainer Dane Rawlins before setting up his own yard at home where he now has a 30-box yard of eventers and young horses.
In 2012 Richard enjoyed his best result to date when coming ninth in the 4*at Pau with Highland ford.
He trains with Ian Woodhead. Richard is married to Victoria and the couple has a 22-month-old son Freddie
Highland Ford, owned by David and Jane Miles, is a 13-year-old gelding by Highland King – the sire of former Burghley winner Ballincoola and Burghley entry The Highland Prince. He is out of a mare by the former grand prix jumper Cruising (sire of several 4* horses including Electric Cruise, Master Crusoe, First Mate and Burghley entry Mr Cruise Control). He was bought in Goresbridge as a just broken four-year-old by his owners.
- 2013 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 17th Highland Ford
- 2013 – Bramham CIC3* 29th Cavalier Ford
- 2013 – Badminton CCI4* RET Highland Ford
- 2012 – Pau CCI4* 9th Highland Ford
- 2012 – Burghley CCI4* Ret Highland Ford
- 2012 – Bramham CCI3* 37th Incan Winter, Ret Highland Ford
- 2012 – Saumur CCI3* W/d Highland Ford
- 2011 – Burghley CCI4* 43rd Highland Ford
- 2011 – Saumur CCI3* 19th Highland Ford
- 2010 – Bramham CCI3* 23rd Incan Winter
- 2010 – Burnham Market CIC3* 41st Valentina II
- 2009 – Burghley CCI4* 46th Kinnagoe Bay
- 2009 – Blair Castle CCI3* 12th Incan Winter
- 2009 – Badminton 47th Incan Winter
- 2009 – Fontainebleau CCI3* 67th Incan Winter, 74th Kinnagoe Bay
- 2008 – Blair Castle CCI3* 7th Valentina II
- 2008 – Bramham CCI3* 24th Valentina II, 31st Incan Winter
- 2008 – Badminton 48th Fox On The Run
- 2007 – Boekelo CCI3* 46th Fox On The Run