Lucinda Fredericks has told H&H she is not scaling back following the sale of two of her top rides.

Last month she sold her share in her London Olympics partner Flying Finish (pictured) to the horse’s part-owner Richard Ames. The gelding will now be campaigned by New Zealand’s Caroline Powell.

“Of course that was a hard decision, but I needed to sell him to secure my future here at the yard [in Wiltshire], and now there is a sense of relief that it’s mine and I can do what I want with it,” she told H&H.

It’s been a tough few months for Lucinda, who is only just back riding after breaking her arm at Blair horse trials.

“I still have some nice youngsters, but I’d like a couple more,” she said. “It’s not been easy. I only started riding again last week and it’s been hard to convince people, and myself, that I can do it. But I still have the urge to get on and go. These things happen — I’ve bounced back before and I will now.” Continued below…

She added that she will still be dedicating time to training, both here and abroad, but is looking forward to campaigning her young horses.

“I have the two Brit [Headley Britannia] babies [Britannia’s Mail and Little Britannia] who I’ll aim at Le Lion, as well as Cos I Will and Shelter Cove.”

Another of her horses — Mr Sydney Rockshas also been sold, to US rider’s Allison Springer.

“His owners [Alice and Tim Page] have bought me a new one to ride [Rambo], so he’ll be out next year, which is exciting.

“I don’t want 10 horses, I just want a couple more I can do really well with.”

Ref: H&H Thursday 4 December, 2014