Richard Coney

Rider Profile

Richard Coney

I started riding at the age of five or six, mainly because my sister did, too. I started eventing 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, who she had done a few Pony trials on, and competed in Pony trials. I finally moved onto horses in 2014 when I was 15, mainly because my ponies were both injured, and I started riding the horse Kananaskis at this time when he was only six. Five years on and we are both competing together at 4* level. 

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

I am at Derby University studying civil engineering. During term time, it can be challenging to organise the horses, but I have a very good and experienced team at home that keep the horses in top 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. More recently, I was part of the Nations Cup team at Houghton 2019, where we came third as a team and I was ninth individually. 

Sporting Achievements

Date Event Horse Medals
2019 Young Rider European Championships Kananaskis Team gold
2017 Junior European Championships Kananaskis Team silver
2016 Junior European Championships Kananaskis Team bronze