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Great BritainSarah Stretton

Country: Great Britain

Age: 26

Sarah is currently based in Princethorpe near Rugby while her own yard is under construction.

Sarah began competing as a member of school and Pony Club teams and represented North Warwickshire Pony Club at the Championships in all three disciplines on three different horses, being placed in dressage and second in eventing. After school Sarah completed a National Diploma in Horse Management at Moreton Morrell College where she began competing in BE affiliated events. After college she moved to her aunt, Naomi Franklyn’s ‘Lazy Acres’ livery yard to produce young horses including home-breds.

In 2008 Sarah was a member British Young Rider squad competing at the European Championships in Kreuth where she was 20th with Skip On. The following year (2009) the pair was 3rd in the Under-25 Championship, was ‘Best U25’ at the British Eventing Open Championships at Gatcombe Park, and completed their first 4* at Land Rover Burghley (37th). In 2011 she completed her first Badminton on Skip On with a ‘double clear’. 

Sarah trains with Natalie Allen (dressage) and Mary Broome (Show jumping).

Skip On, (Bobby) owned by Mrs Paula Stretton is a 14-year-old British-bred gelding. He is by the Irish Draught Skippy Too, a son of the famous Skippy who also sired leading event sire Jumbo. His dam Remainder Lady is a thoroughbred mare by Connaught a successful race horse in the late 60’s. Bobby came to the yard as a problem horse and is now described as a ‘superstar’.


  • 2013 – Badminton CCI4* 28th Skip On
  • 2012 – Burghley CCI4* 20th Skip On
  • 2012 – Bramham CCI3* U-25 3rd Skip On
  • 2012 – Houghton Hall CIC3* 11th Skip On
  • 2011 – Burghley CCI4* 48th Skip On
  • 2011 – Gatcombe British Open 20th Skip On
  • 2011 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 57th Skip On
  • 2011 – Badminton 44th Skip On
  • 2010 – Burghley CCI4* 16th Lazy Acres Skip On
  • 2009 – Burghley CCI4* 37th Lazy Acres Skip On
  • 2009 – Gatcombe CIC3*W 17th Lazy Acres Skip On
  • 2009 – Bramham CCIC3*U253rd Lazy Acres Skip On

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