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IrelandElizabeth Power

Country: Ireland

Age: 24

Elizabeth lives in County Meath but spends the competition season based near Marlborough in Wiltshire.  

Elizabeth comes from a family of equestrians; her father Con Power was an international show jumper noted for his partnership with Rockbarton with whom he won three Aga Khan Cups. His career was prematurely ended when a loose horse galloped into him leaving him unconscious for three weeks after which he never rode a again. Her mother Margaret also evented and competed at Badminton while brother Robert was a leading pony show jumper but changed careers to become a jockey and in 2007 won the Grand National on Silver Birch.

Elizabeth started her competitive career in show jumping, coming up through the ranks on ponies and represented Ireland at her first European Championships in 1997 on Normans Choice at Hartpury England, winning team bronze.

In 1998 she represented Ireland in eventing at the European Pony Championships in Le Touquet and finished fifth, both individually and with the team. The next year she won individual and team bronze in Sweden. Juniors followed culminating in a team bronze medal from the 2001 European championships at Walldorf, Germany. As a Young Rider she won the British National Championships at Weston Park.

With former racehorse Kilpatrick River she was 11th on her Badminton debut in 2009 and selected for the European Championships but did not complete. In 2010 the pair was selected for the WEG but forced to withdraw when Kilpatrick River went lame shortly after arriving in Lexington.

Outside of eventing Elizabeth is ‘interested in many sports including NH racing, tennis, F1 & Rugby’.

September Bliss, owned by The Good Times Syndicate is a former racehorse, by Norwich (a son of Top Ville) out of mare by Good Thyne. He was previously trained by Jessica Harrington in Ireland and ridden in races by Elizabeth’s brother Robert (Jessica’s stable jockey). September Bliss came out of training and to Elizabeth as a five-year-old.


  • 2013 – Cappoquin CIC3* 10th September Bliss
  • 2013 – Badminton CCI4* 26th September Bliss
  • 2012 – Burghley CCI4* 43 September Bliss
  • 2012 – Hartpury CIC3* 23rd September Bliss
  • 2012 – Barbury Castle CIC3* EL September Bliss
  • 2012 – Tattersalls CIC3* 7th September Bliss
  • 2012 – Ballindenisk CCI*** 2nd September Bliss
  • 2011 – Boekelo CCI*** 9th September Bliss
  • 2011 – Blenheim CCIO*** W/D after dressage
  • 2011 – Burghley CCI**** W/D after XC Kilpatrick River
  • 2011 – Barbury Castle CIC *** 6th Kilpatrick River
  • 2011 – Belton CIC*** 27th September Bliss
  • 2010 – Barbury CIC*** 16th Kilpatrick River
  • 2009 – Boekelo CCI*** 54 September Bliss
  • 2009 – Fontainebleau EU-Ch-C3* EL XC Kilpatrick River
  • 2009 – Blenheim CCI*** 8/9 20th September Bliss
  • 2008 – Bramham CCI***U25 2nd Kilpatrick River
  • 2007 – Tattersalls CCI** 2nd Kilpatrick River


  • 2011 – EL XC Kilpatrick River
  • 2010 – 31st Kilpatrick River
  • 2009 – 11th Kilpatrick River (first time)

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