Eventer Headley Britannia (Brit) was officially retired at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials (6 May 2013). Ridden by Lucinda Fredericks, the 15.3hh mare — born in 1993 — has amassed 1479 British Eventing (BE) points during her career.

She won all three Rolex Grand Slam events — although not consecutively — and is currently the only mare to have done so, taking Burghley in 2006, Badminton in 2007 and Kentucky in 2009. Brit also has a silver team medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to her name.