Richard Coney

Richard Coney  Richard Coney
Rider Richard Coney
D.O.B Unknown
Lives Lincolnshire
Richard Coney

Biography

I started riding at the age of 5/6 mainly because my sister did, I did pony club and eventer with the pony club doing multiple pony club championships at novice(90) level. At the age of 12 I took the ride on my sister's pony which she had done a few pony trials on and competed in pony trials. I finally moved onto horses in 2014, mainly because my ponies we're both injured, I started riding the horse Kananaskis at this time when he was only 6 and I was 15. 5 years on and we are both competing together at 4* level. 

In my free time I like to go cycling(in nice weather),  I enjoy shooting on the farm (I have my firearms license), and also an avid follower of the Formula 1 (although competing at weekends leaves my trying to watch the F1 at competitions). 

I am at Derby Uni studying Civil engineering, it can be challenging during term time to organise the horses but I have a very good and experienced team at home that keep the horses in too shape. 

I have been part of the Junior European eventing team twice, in 2016 and 2017 picking up a team Bronze and Silver medals respectively. Also more recently I have been part of the nation's cup team at Houghton 2019 where we came 3rd as a team and I was 9th individually. Last year I was 2nd at Barbury 4*(old 3*), and 5th in Haras du Pain nation's cup. 

Horses - Kananaskis(Ru) bought at a 5yo, I had never seen him, he just turned up at home, first time I rode him I was jumped off. He is now 11yo, we have competed together up through the levels from 90 to 4*. At only 15.2h he is more of a family pet, also he hasn't had a SJ down for over 2 years. 

Mermus R Diamonds - 9yo mare, bought as a 5yo and competed with Ros Canter, I gained the ride back from Ros last year Durning my gap year and have stepped her up to 4*, she has had 3/3 4* MERs, and she has never had a xc penalty to date. 

Master Ping - 13yo long listed for the Young Rider Europeans this year, great little horse, very fast across the country. 

Horatio DN - 7yo talented horse with lots of jump, he loves the xc. Most laid back horse in the yard and spends most of his time sleeping