Lucinda Fredericks and Flying Finish at the Treasure Chests during the cross-country phase of the CIC*** competition at Houghton International Horse Trials 2013.
|Full name||Lucinda Fredericks|
|Nationality||Australia (formerly Great Britain)|
|Born||28 September 1965|
Lucinda Fredericks (born Lucinda Murray, 28 September 1965 is a champion equestrian sportswoman competing at the highest levels of equestrian eventing. She changed her nationality upon her marriage to Australian equestrian Clayton Fredericks, and now rides for Australia. The couple have a daughter, Ellie, and currently live near Devizes, Wiltshire. Fredericks has competed at two Olympic Games, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, winning a silver medal in the team event in Beijing.
Lucinda and her mare Headley Britannia have together won 3 of the world's total 6 CCI4* FEI events, these being Burghley, Badminton and Kentucky. Headley Britannia is the only mare to have ever won all three events. Lucinda rides to Grand Prix level dressage.
Lucinda has bred many well known horses over the years, among them Tina's Gold, Springalong, Simply Red, Beacon Hill, Dalliance, Lovell Lass and many more. She was longlisted to compete in the Dressage event of the Sydney Olympics upon the advanced Azupa Gazelle.
She has since competed at many events such as Blenheim, Punchestown and Burghley, winning the latter in 2006 on Headley Britannia
June 2007 - Lucinda competed at Luhmühlen Horse Trials, Germany riding Prada, however she withdrew before the Cross Country phase. After Luhmühlen Lucinda travelled to The Netherlands and competed in the CCI** and CIC** at Ede International Horse Trials. She won the CCI** riding Mister Alligator and came 14th on Prada in the CIC**
At the 2008 Olympic Games, Fredericks won a silver medal in the team competition. In the individual event, she was in tenth position after three phases (dressage, cross-country,and jumping round 1) but was prevented from contesting the Final jumping round (round 2) because Olympic rules state that only three riders per nation can compete in the top 25 Final round and Fredericks was the fourth ranked Australian. This meant her final ranking was 27th, later promoted to 26th due to the disqualification of the American Phillip Dutton.
April 2009 - Lucinda won the CCI**** Rolex Kentucky Horse Trials riding her diminutive mare Headley Britannia. The pair started and finished on an impressive dressage score of 32.3, adding no penalties to their score in the cross country and showjumping events.
April 2012 2nd Place with Flying Finish at CCI3* Vairano, Vidigulfo (ITA)
June 2012 2nd Place with Flying Finish at CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) making a late bid for the Australian Olympic Squad.
At the 2012 Olympics, Fredericks was lying in seventh position after the dressage phase but wound up in 35th place at the end of the competition. The Australian's finished sixth in the team event.
In March 2013 Fredericks had a serious rotational fall at Tweseldown resulting in 6 broken ribs, punctured lungs and a broken collar bone. She was hospitalized for over a week. She made a steady recovery and started back to high level competition in May 2013 at the CICO*** Houghton International taking 12th Place with Flying Finish out of 72 entries and a bronze medal for the Australian Team.
At the CCI4* in Luhmuhlen in June 2013 Fredericks led for most of the dressage phase before being knocked down to 2nd Place by Ingrid Klimke of Germany. After XC and SJ she ended in 10th position with Flying Finish having received a time penalty on the XC and one fence down in SJ.