"I'm still reeling from the clinic. It was really one of the coolest and most rewarding things I have ever done!"
"When you are stable and
strong and the horse is rolling and confident... that's riding."
"If Lucinda comes back
I will 100% ride with
her again. Reserve me
a spot now!"
"Schooling over skinnies on XC. Nothing like it for
making you use your legs to keep them straight to a jump rather than being
"I would certainly ride with Lucinda again. I really enjoyed the clinic. The broken bending
lines required a lot of focus and you had to make sure you had your horse listening. They were great mental exercises. Then to get the horse to open up to a
galloping fence was really good."
Born in Hampshire, Lucinda Green (née Prior Palmer) began riding when she was just four years old but didn’t own her own horse until the age of 15, when she was given Be Fair for her birthday.
Lucinda and Be Fair worked their way up through the eventing grades, before going to the 1973 Olympics and winning Badminton some seven years later. This was only the beginning of Lucinda‘s success, as she went on to claim a number of gold and silver medals and two European Championships.
In 1977 Lucinda scored a hat trick, coming first at Badminton, Burghley and the European Championships. She is the only rider to have won Badminton six times, on six different horses: Be Fair (1973), Wideawake (1976), George (1977), Killaire (1979), Regal Realm (1983) and Beagle Bay (1984). Lucinda has won the Tony Collins Trophy, awarded to the rider with the most British Eventing points in an eventing season, a record seven times and in 2008 won the outstanding contribution to equestrianism award.
While she still competes, Lucinda is now also well known as an equestrian journalist, team selector, commentator and trainer. She is passionate about cross-country safety and runs a series of cross-country clinics each spring, called ‘Cross-country, the safe way’ in association with Petplan Equine. Lucinda also has an infrequent series in Horse & Hound, ‘Lucinda rides’, in which she assesses top horses from across the disciplines. The fact that riders and owners allow her to ride these elite equine athletes demonstrates the high regard in which she is held by her peers.