Country: New Zealand
British based New Zealander Neil relocated to the UK in 2001 and runs a livery, training and teaching yard based outside Swindon.
Neil made his Badminton debut in 2002 with Deveron and three years later completed on his next visit with Haka a former ride of fellow New Zealander Blyth Tait (twice runner-up at Badminton ’90 & ’94). In 2009 he won Bramham with Upleadon.
Neil is married to Pippa, a qualified ‘Master Saddler’ and the couple have two children Maisy (7) and Chester (4).
Upleadon, owned by Mrs Sharon Robbins, is by the British advanced event stallion Welton Crackerjack out of Witch Spirit by Master Spiritus sire of many event horses including 1989 Land Rover Burghley winner Master Craftsman. Witch Spirit is also the dam of event horses Downleadon and Highleadon. Upleadon was bred in Gloucestershire by Audrey Brewer mother of event rider Tor.
- 2012 – Blenheim CCI3* 56th Elton
- 2011 – Burghley CCI4* 20th Upleadon
- 2011 – Bramham CIC3* 6th Elton
- 2010 – Blenheim CCI*** 5th Upleadon
- 2010 – Luhmuhen CCI**** 22nd Upleadon
- 2010 – Badminton Ret’d XC Upleadon
- 2009 – Boekelo CCI*** 69th Upleadon
- 2009 – Burghley CCI**** 28th Hugo’s There
- 2009 – Hartpury CCI*** 28th Upleadon, 61st Charlton Noted
- 2009 – Bramham CCI*** 1st Upleadon, 14th Hugo’s There
- 2009 – Burnham Market CIC*** 11th Hugo’s There
- 2008 – Boekelo CCI*** 39th Hugo’s There
- 2006 – Blenheim CCI*** 11th Haka
- 2005 – Badminton 25th Haka
- 2004 – Punchestown CCI 6th Haka