Pippa Funnell

Pippa-Funnell-mug-2Pippa Funnell MBE is an icon of British Eventing and the first winner of the Rolex Grand Slam of eventing. She is married to leading British showjumper William Funnell.

Notable results include:

  • A member of the British team at two Olympic Games where she has won team silver, individual silver and individual bronze medals.
  • Five time senior European squad member, winning multiple medals.
  • She has won Burghley once and Badminton three times; in 2002 and 2003 with Supreme Rock and in 2005 with Primmore’s Pride.

Pippa was initially selected as travelling reserve for the Rio Olympics with Billy The Biz, but was called up to the team following injury to Izzy Taylor’s Allercombe Ellie.

Pippa has had a successful showjumping career alongside her eventing successes. She is also heavily involved with the breeding and producing of British-bred horses in partnership with her husband William Funnell and Donal Bardwell at The Billy Stud in Surrey. Billy The Biz was the first horse bred by the Billy Stud to compete at the Olympics.