Beanie Sturgis

Based in Gloucestershire, Beanie is not only an eventer but also field master for the Duke of Beaufort’s, a listed show judge, event organiser and cross-country course designer. Born in Scotland, Beanie grew up in the Cotswolds and began riding aged three. Her competition career started with the Heythrop Pony Club, winning the Pony Club Championships. She went on to win the Junior National Championships and a team gold at the Junior European Championships. She completed her first Badminton in 2006 and had her best ever result in 2016, finishing 11th with the recently retired Lebowski, before being awarded an Armada Dish in 2017.

Career Highlights

Badminton CCI4* 11th place with Lebowski
Blair CCI3* 2nd place with Lebowski
Clear XC Badminton on Duel (totally Aqua-phobic!) at my first attempt
Junior European Gold medal Jenny Black
Having two wonderful children

Stable Star - Lebowski

My stable star would definitely be Lebowski, he has jumped round Badminton four times, finishing 11th in 2016. He is, I am pretty sure, the only horse to make the time at the British Open at Gatcombe twice and a third time was only 4 seconds over! He was regularly one of the fastest horses at multitudes of events and I think Equiratings had him as the fastest event horse in the world a few years ago. It is well documented that he was bred as polo pony but was too naughty. He retired fit and sound last year having won both the spring and Autumn Gatcombe and amassed just under 1000 Be points.