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Great BritainMatthew Wright

Country: Great Britain

Age: 30

Matthew first sat on a pony aged 18months. He grew up at his parent’s busy dealing yard in Nottinghamshire learning to ride and survive all and anything. His father Roger is also a former competitor. Aged 12 Matthew won the Pony Club Championships and in 2002 represented GB at the Young Rider European Championships finishing sixth and winning team silver on the homebred and home produced skewbald Park Pilot. That year he also made his 4* debut at Land Rover Burghley when he was just 18-years-old and the following year completed his first Badminton.

In 2005 he made his British Senior squad debut (individual) at the 2005 European Championships finishing 13th with Park Pilot with whom he was second at Blenheim the previous year. By the end of 2005 Matthew was campaigning 60 horses on the circuit a number that has been cut back to concentrate on quality and Matthew now rides for Nottinghamshire based Caunton Manor Stud owned by John Peace, owner of If You Want II with whom Matthew won the 2011 Express Eventing final at HOYS.

Caunton Welldone, owned by Mr John Peace, is a 17-year-old gelding by the German Thoroughbred Wald Star. He was produced to 2* by Polly Jackon and Burghley will be the first 4* for Caunton Welldone.

Results

  • 2012 – Ballinsdenisk CCI3* 4th Alvescott Prada
  • 2012 – Balliinsdenisk CIC3* 7th Caunton Welldone
  • 2012 – Blair Castle CIC3* 3rd Alvescott Prada
  • 2011 – Boekelo CCI3* 41 Fernhill Express
  • 2011 – Ballindenisk CCI*** 2nd Dark Crusader
  • 2011 – Burghley CCI****46th Well Spotted
  • 2011 – Blair Castle CCI*** 18th Dark Crusader
  • 2011 – Badminton 18th Well Spotted
  • 2011 – Houghton Hall CCI** 3rd Dark Crusader
  • 2010 – Bramham CCI*** 14th Caunton Well Done
  • 2010 – Badminton 40th Well Spotted
  • 2009 – Burghley CCI**** 23rd Another Cavalier
  • 2009 – Blair Castle CCI*** 3rd Well Spotted, 3rd Cermont, 14th Caunton Welldone
  • 2009 – Blair Castle CCI** 1st Hugginstown
  • 2008 – Necarne CCI** 1st Caunton Welldone, 2nd HUgginstown
  • 2008 – Bramham 3rd L’Aristo Du Lado
  • 2007 – Necarne CCI** 1st If you Want It, 2nd L’Aristo Du Lado
  • 2007 – Punchestown CCI*** 4th Another Cavalier
  • 2006 – Blair Castle CCI*** 2nd Well Spotted
  • 2006 – Badminton 23rd Park Pilot
  • 2006 – Ballindenisk CIC***W 1st (Park Pilot)
  • 2006 – Ballindenisk CCI** 1st Grove Joucas
  • 2006 – Punchestown CCI** 1st Singalong
  • 2004 – Blenheim CCI*** 2nd Park Pilot
  • 2004 – Badminton 9th Mallards Treat, 21st In the Purple
  • 2003 – Bramham CCI*** 4th
  • 2003 – Badminton 28th All the Best II

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