© 2018 by Bella Fricker

 ABOUT ME 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

RACED AND CREWED IN 10 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

COMPETED IN THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR YOUNG RIDERS 2016

MEMBER OF UNDER 21 GBR SQUAD 2016

COMPETED ALMOST 30 DIFFERENT HORSES

WORKED AS A PROFESSIONAL RIDER

RIDDEN AND CREWED RACE & BEST CONDITION WINNERS

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

2017 - Blackwater Arabian - Brittany, France

Bella relocated to France to assist on the small yard consisting of approximately 15 horses including young stock, broodmares and FEI competition horses. On a day-to-day basis Bella was involved with daily maintenance and care of the horses and exercise to include work in the arena, hacking, training on the gallops and the beach. Bella also assisted with formulating training plans, competition schedules and feeding regimes. 

2016 - Seeh al Salam Endurance Stable - Thetford, UK

Bella was a work rider for Seeh al Salam endurance stable, which is funded by Sheik Hamdan bin Rashin al Maktoum. There were 21 horses on the yard, half coming from France and half from Italy. Bella worked as part of a team, who all rode in qualifiers and crewed at FEI races at Euston Park. The horses were trained out hacking, on the gallops, on the treadmill and horse walker. Bella's experience here has been invaluable to her and has shaped the way she now trains and cares for the horses on a day-to-day. The use of the hydrotherapy spa everyday was amazing, and made such a difference to the recovery times of the horses. 

2015 - Tim Stockdale - Northampton, UK

Surprising, even though this was a show jumping yard, Bella learnt a fair amount about day-to-day regimes to keep the horses jumping at peak performance. Of course, much of these practices are transferable to endurance horses. At Tim's, there was a lot of emphasis on foot health - Bella now has a rigorous regime. Tim also had a Haygain and the focus was always on very clean forage - something else Bella has learned. 

 RIDING RESULTS 

2019

18th August - Euston Park - Spanish Heir - CEIO2* Nations Cup - Spanish Heir - Team GB 7th

29th June - Poplar Park - 64km GER - Spanish Heir - Grade 3 

15th June - Euston Park - 40km GER - Karas Royal Red - Comp

9th June - Three Shires Way - 40km GER - Karas Royal Red - Grade 3

2018

18th August - Euston Park - CEIO2* Nations Cup - Spanish Heir - Team GB 4th

5th August - Hanslope - 62km GER - Nahdia Bint Chatanz - G3

1st July - Thoresby Hall - 80km GER - Nahdia Bint Chatanz - G4

23rd June - Euston Park - CEI1* 80km - Spanish Heir - 6th 

27th May - Finchingfield - 40km GER - Nahdia Bint Chatanz - Comp

27th May - Finchingfield - 40km GER - Spanish Heir - Comp

29th April - Forest of Dean - 40km GER - Nahdia Bint Chatanz - Comp

11th March - Tilford - 66km GER - Spanish Heir - 1st PF & Best Condition

 

2017

8th October - Royalties - 40km GER - Kalista - Grade 3

25th Aug - Corlay, FRA, 40km YH - Blackwater Azhar - 1st

12th Aug - Corlay, FRA - 40km YH - Blackwater Azhar - 1st

22nd July - Fougeres, FRA - 20km YH - Blackwater Azhar - 1st

2nd July - Kings Forest - 80km GER - Spanish Heir - Grade 3

3rd June - Salcioara Dambovita, ROMANIA - 80km CEI1* - Elsa Del Azahar - 5th

20th May - Euston Park - 40km GER - Spanish Heir - Grade 3

26th March - Concrete Cows - 80km GER - Spanish Heir - 1st Place PF & Best Condition

11th March - Cannock Chase - 40km GER - Spanish Heir - Grade 3

 

2016

16th October - Shumen, BULGARIA, Taifa De Arcos - CEI1* 90km - Ret

2nd October - Red Dragon - Oakleaze Farm Cziko - 36km - Grade 2

1st October - Red Dragon - Oaleaze Farm Cziko - 42km - Grade 2

18th September - Lions Tail - Oakleaze Farm Cziko - 40km - Grade 2

17th September - Lions Tail - Oakleaze Farm Cziko - 40km - Grade 2

3rd September - European Championships for Young & Junior Riders - Rio Frio - Eskar

6th August - Keysoe - Cacum Del Villoresi - 40km GER - Comp

24th July - Pilgrims Trail - Eskar - 64km GER - Grade 3 & selected for the championships

11th July - Kings Forest - Algoria Bigorre - 40km GER - Grade 2

4th June - Three Rivers - Reena Screena Star - 32km GER - Grade 3

15th May - Azerables, FRA - Frandore Al Maury - 82km CEI1* - 17th

17th April - Kings Forest - Oakleaze Farm Cziko - 80km GER - Grade 1

2nd April - Fontainebleau, FRA - 120km CEIYJ2* - Eskar - 23rd & qualified for championships

20th March - Concrete Cows - 80km GER - Yawhill Maverick - 2nd PF

28th February - Forest of Dean - 32km GER - Yawl Hill Maverick - Grade 4

 

2015

10th October - Medlam -  80km CEI1* - Blaenllain Cardinals Dream - 4th

9th October - Royalties - 32km GER - Spanish Heir - Grade 4

3rd October - Madine, FRA - 120km CEIYJ2* - Eskar - 2nd

19th September - Lions Tails - 41km GER - Spanish Heir - Grade 2

6 September - Boyton Hall - 34km GER - Spanish Heir - Grade 1

15th August - Cranwich - 81km GER - Yawl Hill Pollyana - Grade 2

9th August - Provost Lodge - 40km GER - Little Bird - Grade 3

11th July - Kings Forest - 32km GER - Spanish Heir - Grade 4

14th June - Wimpole Way - 50km GER - Little Bird - Grade 4

30th May - Kings Forest - 120km CEIYJ2* - Yawl Hill Maverick - 1st

24th May - Berkshire Downs - 33km GER - Little Bird - Grade 4

8th March - Tilford - 32km GER - Polly I - Comp

1st March - Forest of Dean - 42km GER - Yawl Hill Kyla - Comp

 

2014

14th September - Clent Hills - 32km GER - Polly I - Grade 3

7th September - Three Rivers - 81km GER - Yawl Hill Maverick - Grade 2

24th August - Pilgrims Trail - 64km GER - Polly I - Grade 3

27th July - Cranham - 30km GER - Yawl Hill Kyla - Grade 2

6th July - Foremark Reservoir - 80km GER - Eskar - Grade 1

15th June - Wimpole Way - 34km GER - Little Bird - Comp

7th June - Cirencester Park - 83km CEI1* - Yawl Hill Kyla - 6th

25th May - Berkshire Downs - 40km GER - Yawl Hill Kyla - Grade 3

18th May - Tugby Ride - 40km GER - Yawl Hill Kyla - Grade 3

6th April - Tresham - 80km GER - Eskar - Comp

30th March - Kings Forest - 32km GER - Paramal - Grade 3

2nd March - Forest of Dean - 39km GER - Soviet Star - Grade 4

 

2013

27th July - Lindum - 42km GER - Soviet Star - Comp

26th July - Lindum - 34km GER - Polly I - Grade 3

25th July - Lindum - 40km GER - Soviet Star - 6th

29th June - Windsor Park - 32km GER - Soviet Star - Grade 4

16th June - Wimpole Way - 40km GER - Soviet Star - Grade 4

2 June - Foremark Reservoir - 80km GER - Polly I - Grade 1

27th April - Cranwich - 134km CER - Polly I - 2nd

13th April - Haywood Oaks - 80km CER - Polly I - 5th

 

2012

12th August - Provost Lodge - 32km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 3

29th July - Lindum - 44km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 4

28th July - Lindum - 42km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 4

27th July - Lindum - 40km GER - Polly 1 - Comp

26th July - Lindum - 40km CER - Polly 1 - 1st

21st July - North Norfolk - 80km 2day - Polly 1 - Grade 4

30th June - Kings Forest - 40km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 2

22nd April - Cranwich - 67km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 2

15th April - 32km GER - Polly 1 - Comp

 

2011

16th October - Royalties - 40km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 1

15th October - Royalties - 40km GER - Polly - Grade 1

3rd September - Southwell - 80km CEIYJ1* - Polly 1 - 3rd

12th June - Wimpole Way - 64km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 1

28th May - Dukeries - 80km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 3

17th April - Haywood Oaks - 80km GER - Polly 1 - Comp

27th March - Kings Forest - 64km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 1

26th February - Hopwas Hop - 32km GER - Polly 1 - Comp

 

2010

12th September - The Moonbeam Ride - 64km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 3

13th June - Wimpole Way - 50km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 3

31st May - Dukeries - 30km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 2

30th May - Dukeries - 30km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 2 

2nd May - Cranwell - 42km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 2

1st May - Cranwell - 32km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 1

28th March - Kings Forest - 32km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 1

 

2009

20th September - The College - 33km GER - Polly 1 - Grade 2

14th June - North Norfolk - 40km GER - Maleik Al Sood - Grade 3

13th June - North Norfolk - 40km GER - Maleik Al Sood - Grade 2

10th May - Cranwich - 40km GER - Maleik Al Sood - Grade 2

12 April - Haywood Oaks - 30km GER - Maleik Al Sood - Grade 1

 CREWING RESULTS 

2019

13th July - Euston Park - CEI1* - Comp

1st June - Kings Forest - CEI2* - 1st Place

10th May - Windsor - CEI1* - 16th Place

2018

17th June - Keysoe - CER 80km - 1st Place

31st March - Haywood Oaks - GER 80km - Comp

30th Mar - Haywood Oaks - CEI1* 80km - 3rd Place

 

2017

26th Aug - Corlay, FRA - CEI2* 120km - 4th Place

21st May - Euston Park - CEI2* 120km - 10th Place

14th May - Royal Windsor - CEI1* 80km - 4th Place

2016

13th August - Euston Park - 80km CEI1* - 12th Place

16th July - Euston Park - 120km CEIYJ2* - 1st Place

9th July - Kings Forest - 80km CER - Rider Accident

28th May - Euston Park - 120km CEI2* - 4th Place

15th May - Windsor - 120km CEI2* - Rider Ret

30th April - Babolna, Hungary - 120km CEI2* - 6th Place

16th April - Kings Forest - 80km CEI1* - 2nd Place

1st April - Fontainebleau - 160km CEI3* - Rider Ret

27th March - Haywood Oaks - 64km GER - Grade 1 

26th March - Haywood Oaks - 80km GER - Grade 2

2015

23rd August - Barbury Castle - 80km CER - 3rd Place

16th August - Cranwich - Cromwell InterRegional Team

5th July - Cirencester - 80km GER - Grade 4

2014

19th April - Haywood Oaks - 160km CEI3* - 5th Place

Bella's training methods have been founded on her work, crewing and riding experiences. She likes to think that she has taken the best of all of her experiences to have the most effective plan for happy, healthy, successful horses.