British Eventing Show: Looking forward to 2024

New Episode Alert on the British Eventing Show! Join Nicole as she dives into the 2024 season, featuring the remarkable journeys of Bubby Upton and young star Ollie Rowlands.

Under-25 National Champion, Bubby Upton, recounts her challenging journey from a life-changing accident to an inspirational return to the saddle. Delve into Bubby’s intense rehabilitation, her emotional first ride post-recovery, and her strategy for the upcoming eventing season.

Also, catch up with the talented 13-year-old Ollie Rowlands, last year’s winner of the British Eventing Newcomers League. Hear about his exciting start in eventing and his ambitious goals for 2024.

Special thanks to the British Eventing Support Trust for their incredible support to members, including mental health resources and upcoming charity events.


Bubby Upton’s key achievements:

  1. European Junior Champion: Bubby became the European Junior Champion at the 2017 Junior and Young Rider European Eventing Championships held in Millstreet, Ireland. She won the individual gold medal and team silver for Britain.
  2. Success at the Pony European Championships: Bubby first competed on a British team at the Pony European Championships in 2014, where she earned team and individual silver medals.
  3. Performance at Junior European Championships: At the Junior European Championships, she rode Eros DHI, winning team bronze in 2016 and individual gold and team silver in 2017.
  4. Achievements at Young Rider Europeans: Competing at the Young Rider Europeans in 2018 and 2019 on Cola, Bubby won individual silver and team gold in her second year at this level.
  5. Under-25 CCI4*-L Champion: In 2021, she won the under-25 CCI4*-L at Bicton Horse Trials riding Cannavaro and again in 2023 on Magic Roundabout.
  6. Britannia Trophy Winner 2023: She was awarded the Britannia Trophy in 2023 for being the British rider with the most wins at CCI4* level without having represented Britain at a Championships.
  7. Joint Winner of the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award: In 2022, she was a joint winner of the Animalintex Leading Rider Award.

Ollie Rowlands is just 13 years old and has already won the British Eventing Newcomers League and has his eyes set on a Pony European Championship in the future.

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