British event rider and coach Lucinda Green is considered a legend in the sport but that’s not how she reflects on a career that has made such a huge contribution both on and off the horse
THE BOLDER WOMAN TELLS THE STORIES OF WOMEN OVER 50 WHO CONTINUE TO BE COMPETITIVE
Presented by Chris Stafford
Podcast length: 32′ 12″
Our guest this week is British Eventer Lucinda Green who at 66 has not lost one ounce of her passion and dedication to horses and horse sport. Lucinda epitomizes being a sportswoman whether she is training horses or coaching riders around the world or competing on her only horse. She began riding at the age of four but didn’t own her own horse until she was 15. Be Fair proved to be a birthday present that would launch her career and their partnership forever be carved in the history books of the sport. They made their Olympic debut in 1973 and 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 the prestigious Badminton six times, on six different horses from 1973 to 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. No-one has done more to promote the sport and influence generations of event riders than Lucinda in her role as British Team Selector, Coach, Trainer and Journalist. Lucinda still competes on her one horse and has no groom to help her, instead she enjoys the sport with the same enthusiasm as she did some 50 years ago.
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