Caroline Powell

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Caroline Powell - New Zealand International Event Rider




About Caroline

Caroline Powell is probably best known for her long term association with crowd favourite Lenamore with whom she won team bronze at London 2012 Olympics.  The gutsy little grey won Burghley with Caroline in 2010 and they certainly had a unique partnership.  Quirky, tricky and with a mind of his own  Lenamore met his match with Caroline and they brought a combination of trust and flair to the cross country and made two appearances for Team New Zealand at Olympic level and enjoyed much success including 7 Badmintons and 5 Burghleys. Testament to Caroline’s long term care Lenamore was still out at 20 years old enjoying himself in the 2013 Hickstead Eventers Derby looking as feisty as ever.

Perhaps, amidst the many horses she has ridden at top level, her NZ Team Bronze medal at the World Games in Kentucky in 2010 was the biggest testament to her talent.  Riding the comparatively green Mac Macdonald she conjured an amazing performance from horse not really built for the job. He was a big, long striding chestnut with a cross country style all of his own yet Caroline inspired a cross country round clear within the time to count for the team score.

Caroline is aiming for the World Games in Normandy this year and the Olympics in Rio beyond that. There is a formidable string behind her as her young horses are moving swiftly up the levels and the 2014 season looks like being an exciting one.

With more than 25 Badminton, Burghley, Luhmuhlen and Pau completions under her belt along with 2 World Games and 2 Olympics for Team New Zealand there is no sign of Caroline slowing down and she brings a wealth of experience to her team. 

Caroline says “I get as much satisfaction from bringing on young event horses as I do riding at 4 star” which explains why nearly all of her team horses have been produced from the beginning of their careers.


Goals for the future

Lets see what happens between now and Rio


What does Caroline think of the Hawkins Organic range ?

Hawkins Organic provides the very best natural products for use on the horses and they really work .. Secret Weapon is amazing