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Lucinda Green

born: 11/07/53
City: Hampshire, UK

Lucinda Green is a World Champion and Great Britain's leading Three Day Event rider with a reputation founded upon a distinguished record.  Lucinda's World Champion status is all the more notable as Eventing is one of those rare sports where men and women compete on equal terms.

Daughter of Major General Errol and Lady Doreen Prior-Palmer, Lucinda was taught to ride from the age of four.  She has won Badminton six times, the only rider to do so, on six different horses - BE FAIR 1973, WIDEAWAKE 1976, GEORGE 1977, KILLAIRE 1979, REGAL REALM 1983, and BEAGLE BAY in 1984, and being consistently placed on other horses.

Lucinda has represented Great Britain abroad consistently, first joining the Senior British Team at the 1973 European Championships at Kiev.

In both 1975 and 1977 Lucinda became the European Champion whilst riding BE FAIR and GEORGE respectively.  BE FAIR had slipped his achilles tendon in the 1976 Montreal olympics, after completing the cross country course, and was subsequently retired.

In the Alternative Olympics at Fontainbleau in 1980, she rose from 69th to 7th position by virtue of a brilliant cross country round, her specialist phase.  Later in the year, Lucinda went to Australia and won the Melbourne Three Day Novice and Open Classes riding borrowed horses.  The following year, she won Burghley and was subsequently short-listed for the European Championships.

In 1982, Lucinda became the World Champion of Eventing and was a member of the Gold Medal winning British Team at the Luhmuhlen World Championships.  She went on to win the individual Silver Medal and Team Silver Medal at the European Championships in Switzerland.

1984 proved to be another spectacular year for Lucinda, winning Badminton and also being placed fifth.

Following on from this success, Lucinda was selected for the Los Angeles Olympic Games, where she carried the flag at the head of the British contingent at the opening ceremony, and helped Britain win the Olympic Team Silver Medal whilst individually being placing 6th.

Lucinda has also won the Tony Collins Memorial Trophy an unprecedented seven times - a trophy awarded to the British rider with the most Eventing points in a season.

In 1985, upon the birth of Lucinda's first child, she retired temporarily from international competition.  But by the following September she was back on the British Team for the European Championships at Burghley where she helped the British win the Team Gold Medal.

Lucinda was shortlisted for the British Team at the World Championships in Australia in May 1986, though she had to withdraw due to unsoundness of her horse.  In the autumn, Lucinda confirmed her world class form by winning Europe's most prestigious event at Boekelo.

In 1987, Lucinda was a member of the British Team at the European Championships at Luhmuhlen, Germany.  During the Olkympic Games at Seoul in 1988, she commentated for the BBC on the Three Day Competition.

Upon retiring from Team competitions in 1988, Lucinda began conducting clinics around the world, espousing Cross Country Riding - the Safe Way.

Midst her busy international clinic schedule and colour commentary assignemnts for both British and Australian public televison, Lucinda is also a member of the Board of Directors of the British Horse Trials Association, a Team Selector and Team Cross Country clinician.

 
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