Rebecca Cowderoy

Dressage rider and trainer

Rebecca Cowderoy is a dressage rider and trainer based in Gloucestershire.

Main achievements to date: Rebecca represented Great Britain in 2001, competing at Blarney Castle in Ireland on Martleaves Sparkling Gem, winning a bronze and individual gold medal when she was just 13 years old. Rebecca was then shortlisted for the European championships before she took a break for her A- levels and then went on to complete an Interior Design degree.

Aim: To compete at Grand Prix international level.


Meet the horses

Celecia (Lisci)

17.1hh, six year old, chestnut mare

Current level: Medium (training at advanced medium/PSG level)

Achievements to date: Seventh at the Hickstead Young Horse Championships in the five year old class, and took fourth in the six year old class.

Aims: To be competing at grand prix.

Global Herbs products: AirwayPlus, Movefree Maintenance and HOCKS

Rusalka (Mimi)

16.3hh, three year old, dark bay mare.

Current level: Prelim

Aims: All being well this year, Rebecca will aim Mimi for four year old classes.

In 2013, Rebecca had a brilliant result with Celecia, winning the six year old class at Addington Premier League show with 82.4%. This fantastic result is even more astounding when you consider that Celecia was very unfortunate to contract EHV1 (Equine Herpes Virus) back in March of the same year.

Rebecca has fed her Global Herbs ImmuPlus and Prebioherb to aid her recovery, and the pair continue to go from strength to strength, We are delighted to be part of the development of this young combination, who are definitely ones to watch for the future! Rebecca also uses Airway Plus.


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Rebecca tells all about Saumur!

Me and Lisci represented GB at our first international abroad in Saumur, France. I took both Rabbit and Lisci to Addington Premier League and my clients and liverys have enjoyed lots of success.   We all had a amazing time in Saumur at the end of April and it was a great experience. Lisci travelled […]

Rebecca’s April Update

April kicked off in great style – I received a phone call to say that Lisci and I had been chosen to represent Great Britain at Saumur in France!! This will be our first international abroad so it will be a great experience and learning curve. Rabbit went and did her second ever Elementary test and […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update – Myerscough Premier League

Things are getting busy for Rebecca, with a trip to Myerscough Premier League last week, and Keysoe CDI this week! “I took Lisci up north to Myerscough Premier League at the start of the month. I was a bit apprehensive as I’d had a lot of problems with her biting her lip throughout the week […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update – Addington Regionals

Rabbit is still performing some cracking tests for Rebecca, give or take a few baby blips!   “It was Rabbit’s big day on Sunday at the Winter Regionals at Addington. She was a complete star winning the Novice Gold on a cracking +72%. She was the youngest horse in the class but showed great maturity […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

Team GH dressage rider Rebecca had a fantastic pre-Regionals outing with Rabbit last week, and is gearing up for the Myerscough Premier League next week with Lisci. “Wow, what a fantastic pre-Regional outing with Rabbit at Hunters on Sunday. We smashed it with an 83.03%, 1st place and a whopping 13% clear of 2nd in […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“Things are starting to get busy again now after a quiet January. Lisci went to her first competition since September and was a little bit on her toes to say the least which resulted in a lot of tension, particularly in the canter and walk. This lead to big mistakes but her trot work felt […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

Team GH’s Rebecca Cowderoy has been out and about with Rabbit (Hibimona), and has pulled in some fantastic results!   “Last week I went off to Addington with Hibimona (Rabbit) to do two Novice tests. She was super and wow, she has really grown up since I last competed her! She felt much more confident […]

Rebecca Cowderoy’s Review of 2016

“So I set a few goals at the beginning of the year, ambitious but perfectly achievable ones, the first being winning at a premier league, the second qualifying directly for the National Championships both at PSG and Inter 1 and thirdly to be selected for Great Britain to compete in a CDI at small tour […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“Rabbit was a star on Sunday. She won her Novice Freestyle in a big class of 23. It wasn’t without drama though as I got heavily marked down for doing 10m trot circles instead of 15m ones, and for doing medium canter on one of my 20m circles which should have been in working canter. […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

Rebecca and young horse Rabbit had their Freestyle to Music debut last weekend with brand new music. Here’s how they got on… “We got the job done at Moreton Morrell and won the Gold section with 72.22%. The test was awful as she wasn’t concentrating so wasn’t really with me. She made 3 big mistakes […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“I’m looking forward to Rabbit and I’s freestyle debut on Sunday. Our run through went well over last weekend so fingers crossed it goes well on the day! Lisci is back on form, she felt great on Saturday and ever since. Today she was playing games in the field and wouldn’t let me catch her […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“I’ve had a busy time of things since the Nationals. Rabbit has been going beautifully, but Lisci has been off colour with a virus/bacterial infection. I’ve also been extremely busy teaching and riding clients horses. My new 20m x 60m arena is nearly complete and ready to use and my solarium and wash box has […]

Turmeric & Flax Oil – Rebecca Cowderoy’s Review

“I have been using both Turmeric and Flax Oil for the past year on all my competition horses to support their joints and to help give them a wonderful glow to their coats. All the horses look and feel fantastic on the combination of Flax Oil and Turmeric – I always get remarks on how […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“There has been a fair bit going on this month with lots of work to be done around the yard and being very busy out and about teaching and schooling. There was also the small matter of the National Championships last week! 4 year old Rabbit (Hibimona) went to East Soley on the 11th to […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“I’ve got my times for the Nationals this week, on Thursday I have the PSG at 16:19, and the Inter 1 at 18.01 on Friday – last to go! I’m really pleased with my times as I’m near the end in PSG and last to go in Inter 1 which is a big advantage, and also […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“The yard is starting to take shape now, the solarium is now up I’m just waiting for it to be wired in and the wash down equipment has all arrived so that’ll be going in shortly. Before it starts to get cold I hope to buy a hot water wash too – no more cold […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“Everything is going very well, all the horses are going well and enjoying all the fantastic hacking! I received a wild card for the Inter 1 at the Nationals to go with my direct qualification for the PSG. I was absolutely thrilled to find out I got one. So I’m competing on the Thursday 15th […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“I’ve had a manic few weeks. We moved yards on 1st August and all horses have settled straight away. It’s such a peaceful yard and the horses all seem very happy. Lisci has got the best and biggest stable on the yard which overlooks the whole yard, she loves observing the daily goings on, she’s […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“I took Rabbit (Hibimona) to Quainton Stud to do her first ever Novice tests. A big ask for a 4 year old but she coped brilliantly. Bar a few green mistakes which effected our marks I was delighted with her, she’s got such a bright future. She won the Novice 23 with 70.62% and was […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“As you may have seen/heard, I didn’t have the best time at Harpury! I think it may have been one outing too many for Lisci in such a short space of time. She was very spooky, tense and extremely hot! This all contributed to a very poor test on Friday, although there were some mega […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

A very exciting week last week for Rebecca! “Wow is all I can say… I had a wonderful day on Thursday at Hickstead Premier League with a PB score in the Inter 1 of 71.62, finishing 2nd in a very hot class. Absolutely over the moon! It felt like a nice test apart from the […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“I’ve had a pretty good time competing the horses last week. I took 4yo Rabbit (Hibimona) to Quainton Stud to do a Shearwater YH Q –  she was a complete star beautifully behaved to score 7.24 (72.4%) which was a bit mean but that’s Young Horse classes for you! Still absolutely delighted with her and […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“Addington Premier League went well as you might have seen on Facebook. Lisci didn’t feel very nice warming up on the first day and neither did the tests! We did however managed to finish 2nd in the PSG much to my surprise! The Inter 1 that day didn’t go so well lots of big mistakes although […]

Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“So proud of Lisci, we won our first ever Inter 1 with a fab 69.34% I’m absolutely thrilled with how she coped with the step up, she’s just an amazing horse and so exciting for the future. Lisci did think it would be fun to throw in a couple of 1x changes in our 2x […]

Team GH – Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“I had a fantastic week last week with the horses; I took Rabbit to use the indoor school again and she was brilliant. That set us up well for her competition debut on Sunday. Lisci went for a lesson with Rhett Bird on Wednesday – she was amazing and she felt incredible. She’s finally strengthening up and […]

Team GH – Rebecca Cowderoy Update

“Rabbit was a very good girl on Sunday – she didn’t put a foot wrong! It was her first outing away from home and the arena was potentially very spooky with the jumps on the sides, mirrors and the opening where the doors are and also the rubber flicking up and hitting the sides of […]

Rebecca Cowderoy’s Review of 2015

“Well 2015 was a year full of changes and a stepping stone to better things in the future. For my advanced horse Celicia it was a bit of a learning year with her only being 8 years old and 17.2hh she has had a bit of strengthening up to do to be able to cope […]

Rebecca Cowderoy – Review of 2014

The year started with Lisci (7yo) working well towards her debut at Advanced Medium. Mimi (Rusalka, 4yo mare) was being brought back into work after having four months off with an injury because she an accident in the field. Luckily she has the most fantastic temperament so this was a very straight forward process which […]