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Lucinda Green

Medal record
Lucinda Green
Lucinda Green
Competitor for 22x20px United Kingdom
Olympic Games
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Team eventing
World Championships
Gold 1982 Luhmühlen Individual eventing
Gold 1982 Luhmühlen Team eventing
European Championships

Gold 1975 Luhmühlen Individual eventing
Gold 1977 Burghley Individual eventing
Gold 1977 Burghley Team eventing
Silver 1983 Frauenfeld Individual eventing
Silver 1983 Frauenfeld Team eventing
Gold 1985 Burghley Team eventing

Lucinda Green (born 7 November 1953, Andover, Hampshire, England) is a champion British equestrian and journalist who was born as Lucinda Jane Prior-Palmer.



Lucinda's parents were the late Major-General George Erroll Prior-Palmer (died 1977) and Lady Doreen Hersey Winifred Hope, a daughter of the second Marquess of Linlithgow, who served as Viceroy of India from 1936 to 1943. Her other grandfather was Prior Spunner Prior-Palmer, of Dublin, and she has an older brother called Simon Erroll Prior-Palmer.

Early life

She went to the independent St Mary's School in Wantage.

Personal life

Lucinda married the Australian equestrian David Green in 1981 in Salisbury and they have a son Fred (born May 1985) and daughter Lissa (born February 1989), but divorced in 1992.


She began riding at age four, and is most known for winning the Badminton Horse Trials a record six times, on six different horses: Be Fair (1973), Wideawake (1976), George (1977), Killaire (1979), Regal Realm (1983), and Beagle Bay (1984).

To date, Green is the only rider to have done so. She has also won the Tony Collins Trophy—given to the British rider with the most points in eventing in a season, a record seven times.

Green first represented Britain at the 1973 European Championships at Kiev. She competed in the European Championships a total of 7 times, and was European Champion in both 1975, on Be Fair, and in 1977, on George.

She attended her first Olympics in 1976, at the Montreal Games. However, she had to retire after cross-country after her mount, Be Fair, slipped a tendon on course. She returned to represent Britain in 1980, at the alternative Olympics at Fontainbleau, where she was rose from 69th place after dressage to 7th place, following a stellar cross-country ride.

Green’s 1981 career included a win at the world-renowned Burghley Horse Trials.

In 1982, she went on to represent the British Team at the World Championships in Luhmuhlen, where the team won gold. She also was part of the silver medal British Team at the European Championships in Switzerland, where she also won an individual silver medal.

In 1984, Green attended Badminton, and not only won for the sixth time, on Beagle Bay, but also placed fifth. Later that year, at the Los Angeles Olympics, she represented the silver medal British Team and individually placed 6th.

Green became a mother in 1985, and she retired for a few months before returning to international competition later that year and helping the British Team win the gold at the European Championships held at Burghley. She was short-listed to attend the 1986 European Championships as well, but an injury to her horse forced her to withdraw. However, in late 1986 she went on to win the event at Boekelo.

Green finished her international career after attending the 1987 World Championships in Luhmuhlen. She now is a commentator for major events, and conducts clinics worldwide. Green is also a member of the Board of Directors of the British Horse Trials Association and a team selector

Red Mile Entertainment released the video game "Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge" for the PlayStation 2 game console on 11/16/2006

Major accomplishments

  • Six-time Badminton winner
  • Seven-time Tony Collins Memorial Trophy winner


  • Member of British Team at World Championships at Luhmuhlen


  • 1st at Boekelo


  • Team gold medal at the European Championships at Burghley


  • Team silver at Los Angeles Olympic Games
  • 6th Individually at Los Angeles Olympic Games
  • 1st Badminton Horse Trials (Beagle Bay)


  • 1st Badminton Horse Trials (Regal Realm)
  • Team silver at European Championships in Switzerland
  • Individual silver at European Championships in Switzerland


  • World Champion of Eventing
  • Team gold at World Championships at Luhmuhlen


  • 1st place Burghley Horse Trials (Beagle Bay)


  • 7th place individually at Alternative Olympics in Fontainbleau
  • 1st Melbourne—Novice and Open Classes on borrowed horses


  • 1st Badminton Horse Trials (Killaire)


  • 1st Badminton Horse Trials (George)
  • 1st European Championship (George)
  • 1st Burghley Horse Trials (George)


  • 1st Badminton Horse Trials (Wideawake)
  • Member of British Team at Montreal Olympics (Be Fair)


  • 1st European Championship (Be Fair)


  • 1st Badminton Horse Trials (Be Fair)
  • Member of British Team at Kiev

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