Meet Lissa Green
Eventing is in the blood for event rider Lissa Green, following in the footsteps of her mother the great Lucinda Green.
Based in Wiltshire, the 26-year-old is full of ambition and drive to success in the world of evening.
From a young age Lissa was always told if she wanted to have the ponies she would have to work hard and prove it. And that is exactly what she did.
Tell us about your horses?
I currently have seven horses on the yard and I am actively looking for more.
The horse I am planning to take to Blenheim Palace International is Malin Head Clover, know at home as Ali G. The 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse is owned by the Ali G syndicate. He has a really exciting horse was a huge amount of potential.
Boleybawn Free, known at home as Raffa is a 16.1hh, 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse, owned by Daniela Sieff, is currently competing at 1star.
Claudia Watkins’s Med Night Trafford Mignonette, known as Claudia Watkins’s MED NIGHT TRAFFORD MIGNONETTEClaudia Watkins’s MED NIGHT TRAFFORD MIGNONETTEMinnie. A chestnut mare, thoroughbred x irish draught is working at Novice level and showing some real talent.
What are your must haves when buying an event horse?
Feet and front legs are the most important thing to look at. Attitude definitely overrides talent, it is much better to have one that wants to do it.
There is nothing better than your own horse, that you have produced from a youngster, but this can’t always be the case.
Who do you train with?
I train with Ian Woodhead for dressage and Corinne Bracken and Major Richard Waygood for showjumping.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
I haven’t broken that many bones.
What is your favourite event?
Barbury International Horse Trials is my nemesis, I have never done well, but I love it.
If you didn’t ride what other career would you do?
I studied Criminology and Forensic Science at Bristol University, which I really enjoyed, so that would be my back up plan.
Do you have any other hobbies?
Resting, relaxing and going on holiday. You can’t beat watching live sporting events, I am a Manchester United fan, so try to watch them as much as I can.
Do you have any tips for budding event riders?
Enjoy the experience. Don’t rush the foundations and basics, because you need to learn them. Spend time getting to know and understand the levels, the walk of shame is an important lesson.
Success isn’t measured on what you have won, it is about all the fails you have come back from.
Do you have any pets?
Rico a Jack Russell x Pug puppy.
Are the horses worked every day?
The horses are worked six days a week, we try to have Sundays off, but if we are busy competing it is Monday.
Why do you like Grubs boots?
They are so comfy; you can wear them every day all year round.
Lissa Green is sponsored by Grubs.