Horse: Spring Along, 11yo, 16hh bay Irish-bred gelding

Age: 33

Championship experience: Young rider European championship team member in 1993 (Headley Bravo); finished fifth. Individual at European Championships at Burghley in 1997 (Headley Bravo); retired cross-country. Individual at European Championships at Blenheim in 2005 (Spring Along); finished 11th.

Recent form

Daisy’s partnership with Spring Along has gone from strength to strength during the past few seasons. They were 11th at European Championships at Blenheim last year and got 2006 off to a great start with a very polished performance at Badminton to finish in eighth place. They followed this up with second place at the challenging Barbury Castle CIC***.

Major results with Spring Along

  • 2nd Barbury Castle CIC*** 2006
  • 8th Badminton CCI**** 2006
  • 11th European Championships, Blenheim 2005
  • 8th Badminton CCI **** 2005
  • 14th Burghley CCI **** 2004
  • 1st Gatcombe Advanced 2004
  • 11th Badminton CCI **** 2004
  • 13th Blenheim CCI *** 2003
  • Completed Boekelo CCI *** Holland 2001
  • 5th Martinvast Cherbourg CIC ** 2000
  • 2nd Punchestown CCI ** 2000

Background

Daisy is the daughter of top National Hunt jockey and Grand National winner Dave Dick. Daisy’s mother was a successful international event rider for Ireland. Her sporting prowess also extends beyond riding: she played lacrosse for Berkshire Under 18s and Oxford University, from where she graduated with a degree in zoology in 1993. She also rowed for her college at Oxford and captained her school lacrosse team on a tour of Australia.