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Caroline Pratt

Caroline Pratt (born Lound, Nottinghamshire 23 June 1962; died Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 4 September 2004), was a well known rider in the equestrian discipline of three-day eventing. She was one of the 14 elite performance riders in the British squad, but was killed in a rotational fall whilst competing at the Burghley Horse Trials on 4 September 2004,[1][2] riding her second horse in the competition that day Primitive Streak.[3]


Competitive success

Pratt was placed 7th at the four star Burghley event in 2003 on Primitive Control, and had be long listed for both the Sydney and Athens Olympic squads, although was eventually not selected for either.[3]

Horses after death

On the day of her death, Pratt had already completed the course on first horse Call Again Cavalier,[4] who has gone on to be the Olympic mount of fellow eventer Mary King.[5]

Memorial trust

Following her death, her family set up a memorial trust granting bursaries to aspiring young eventers.[6]



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