Lucy Pincus

Horses for 2015

  • Sheepcote Don Calisto
  • Sheepcote Suncrest
  • Sheepcote Dream lover

Best 2014 Results

  •  Advanced medium restricted regional and national champion
  • 1st at Hickstead CDI in Junior team test
  • Under 25s novice and elementary national champion
  • Advanced medium/junior wins at Somerford, Keysoe and Harpury premier legaues

2015 Goals

  • My goals with Don calisto are to be successful at premiere leagues at young rider level and compete internationally. Towards the end of the year I hope to have a go at Inter 1
  • My goals for Suncrest are to move up to medium level and qualify for the regionals. Towards the end of the year I hope to have successfully competed at advanced medium
  • My goals for Dream lover are to develop our partnership and successfully compete at novice and elementary level

Top Tips

  • Make sure you feel prepared for your competition in order to obtain a positive frame of mind

Personal Highpoint

  • My personal highpoint was when I won Hickstead CDI on a homebred horse that I have trained myself with the help of my parents

Memorable Horses

  • My memorable horses are my two ponies that taught me to ride. Firstly Sky, who my mum bought for me to hunt and had never done dressage in her life. She turned out to be a great success in eventing and dressage. The highlight of out career was winning the championships of Great Britain both eventing and dressage
  • My other memorable ride was Spike his show name being Sheepcote Sandmartin. He won me many regional titles and a national title. However he was very cheeky and I got chucked out of many arena walks as he would rear at other horses

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Lucy Pincus is Shortlisted for Young Rider Europeans!

Blue Chip sponsored rider Lucy Pincus is one step closer to representing Great Britain after she was named in the shortlist for the 2016 European Young Rider Championships due to making it into the British Dressage Young Riders top six, which will be reduced to a final four after the European showpiece event in Spain to be held at the end of July. Nineteen year-old Lucy and her horse Sheepcote Doncalisto attained two fantastic results at the recent Roosendaal CDI event held in Holland at the end of May. She scored 66.798% in the team event and 68.596% in her individual test, which allowed her to qualify for the music class where she finished in 12th place, which is a brilliant result to say that this was Lucy’s first time representing Great Britain in an international event outside the UK Upon her return to the UK, Lucy took Doncalisto out to qualify for the Inter 1 Regionals where they were clearly on a winning streak and won with an amazing 73%. She also took her other mount, Sheepcote Suncrest out to qualify for the Advanced Medium regionals, where he attained two scores of 73% and 75%, which were brilliant results to say that it was his first attempt at Advanced Medium! We wish Lucy the best of luck in the rest of her competitions this month and we look forward to being able to report on her success over the coming... read more

Sheepgate Under 25s

“Just letting you know Sunny and I had a good week and Sheepgate under 25s we won our warmup with 73 and were medium champions with... read more

An Update From Lucy

“I had a really good week at Hickstead doing my second international as a Young Rider. The first day was the team test, we made a few mistakes which was slightly disappointing but finished 5th on nearly 67 which was a huge improvement from Addington CDI in January! The next day was the individual which I hadn't been through since Addington due to focusing on other things.  We finished 3rd on nearly 68 with one little mistake and as which I was pleased with as I wasn’t very familiar with the test. The next day Donny and I had a rest day in preparation for the freestyle day. The freestyle was our best day we finished 3rd and best British.  Donny then had a week off as he worked quite hard in preparation for the regionals in 2 weeks’ time.  We went to Mount Ballon on the 4th and 5th of August with Donny, Bob and Sunny. The week started with Sunny doing the Elementary, the weather wasn't great it was very windy and the flower pots kept falling over! He was a little spooked but finished 4th with 71 and gained a ticket to the Nationals. The next day started off with Bob in the novice he did a mistake free test finishing second with 71 also picking up a ticket to the finals.   Next was Donny in the PSG where we were contesting a class of 30 with lots of strong combinations. I just wanted to go in and do the best test we could, with us still new to the level there we things we... read more

An Update from Lucy

“Since the last update which was just after the Winter Championships we have been trying to move all 3 horses on in their training and also qualifying for the summer regionals. Sunny has qualified elementary and medium regionals and his flying changes are coming on well, hopefully we can do an advanced medium soon. Dream Lover aka Bob is becoming more confident with the PSG work so hopefully I will have two young rider horses for next season. Donny is also becoming a lot more established at PSG. We entered for Somerford premiere league but unfortunately we got balloted so we decided to do a few local shows at PSG instead ,so there was less pressure on both of us. We have done 4 PSGs and achieved over 70% in all 4 qualifying for regionals first time out. We have also been working on the piaffe and passage ready for Grand Prix which he shows real talent for which is exciting. We have just finished unpacking from what felt like a long but successful week at Hartpury Festival of Dressage. The week started on Wednesday with a 5am start where Donny came 3rd with 68 in the PSG. I was pleased with this result, this was a practice run for the next day which was the Elite stallions Young Horse Prix St George. It was another early start and the class was very strong with some top horses and riders, we came fourth with nearly 70%. We all knew who the winner would be ( Farouche). As I was in the top 8 we qualified for both mine and... read more

Winter Championship Round up

“I had a fantastic time at the Winter Dressage Championships; the week started with Sheepcote Suncrest contesting the elementary freestyle and the straight elementary. I didn’t know what to expect because it was his first year at the winter championships and he’s relatively inexperienced. However he exceeded all expectation and rose to the occasion winning the elementary freestyle and was got moved down to third on collectives in the straight elementary class. Next I contested the Novice open with Sheepcote Dream Lover again very inexperienced with the regional being his first big show which he won. Unfortunately he found the atmosphere a bit over whelming so he just came outside the top ten. Finally it was the turn of Sheepcote Don Calisto the most experienced out of the three, delivered a good test to come fifth in a really strong advanced medium open class. From gaining a fifth in this class I got selected to do the Advanced Medium freestyle at Royal Windsor, it was an amazing experience the atmosphere was huge and Donny tried really hard for me where we came... read more

Lucy’s Success at Hartpury in Horse & Hound Magazine

Lucy Pincus’s rolling success at Hartpury was noted in Horse & Hound’s magazine this week. She’s picked up winter titles in four of the past five years at the Dressage Winter Championships. This year she claimed the PDS Saddles elementary music with the 15.1hh Sheepcote Suncrest. To read more of Lucy’s success and other news from the championships, click here... read more

Dressage Winter Championships

Lucy has continued her impressive championship record with victory in the PDS Saddles Elementary Open Music Freestyle. Lucy rode David Pincus’s homebred seven-year-old Sheepcote Suncrest, an elegant bay gelding by San Schufro to score 73.65%. She has also been placed 3rd in the Elementary Open with... read more