Richard Jones caps successful 2018 eventing year with new sponsorships


Event rider Richard Jones capped his most successful year with renewed sponsorships from animal nutritionists and horse feed manufacturer Dodson & Horrell and award-winning photographer and digital artist Deanne Ward Photography.


His year ended on two highs. First with a 7th at Burghley CCI 5* Horse Trials in early September – in fact 5th of the Brits – with a foot perfect cross-country performance from Alfies Clover, clear and within a whisker of the time and clear show jumping. Then just weeks later he was off to Blenheim where he took his upcoming Kilballyboy Bob with a 4th at Blenheim CIC 3*. This 9yo is certainly showing the signs of a true Olympic horse.


Richard Jones and Kilballyboy Bob at Blenheim

“These sponsorships are a huge support for us after the year of perfecting all our training facilities right here in Rutland with our cross-country schooling course, schooling arenas, and my wife Boo (aka dressage rider Victoria Jones) taking a firm hand on the dressage schooling.


“2018 has been like a whirlwind, I can’t keep up with it. It’s been a brilliant season for Alfie with top ten places in major events following my big mistake at Badminton when I was going clear and took the wrong course. We picked ourselves up and went on to Bramham where we came 7th and were the second highest British rider. Then before I knew it, we were flying round Burghley.”


About Team Jones

Team Jones is based at Lowlands Farm in Rutland. Richard Jones is emerging as a top UK eventer – in the top ten at Burghley and at Blenheim in 2018 – and his wife Victoria is going from strength to strength, rebuilding her international dressage career – interrupted first by ME and then a pause to establish a family. The team has just finished a full all-weather cross-country course to add to their facilities so that training can go on for youngsters and established eventers alike.


Find out about what’s happening at www.teamjonesequestrian.com, follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and check out the Instagram account.

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