Matthew Wright

Professional event rider

Matthew Wright is a British four-star event rider, who was born in 1982. He first completed Burghley Horse Trials at the age of 18 and has been a member of the junior, young rider and senior European Championship eventing teams. In 2002 he won a silver medal at the young rider European Championships on Park Pilot, who he bred, backed and trained himself. The pair went on to finish 13th at the 2005 senior European Championships at Blenheim. Matthew has ridden around six Badmintons and Burghleys during his career, and has recently recovered from testicular cancer. He has now re-established an enviable stable of horses at his Nottinghamshire base, where he lives with his wife, Victoria and three children.