Sunday 15th of May 2022

Mitsubishi Motors Cup: Jane Lee

In the lead up to the Mitsubishi Motors Cup (2-3 May 2017) in the grounds of Badminton estate, we’ll be meeting a competitor each week as they prepare for the big event.

The Mitsubishi Motors Cup offers amateur riders from all over the country the opportunity to qualify throughout the eventing season for these finals. The event is held on the eve of the world famous Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, which attracts top horse and rider combinations from across the globe as well as visitors in excess of 150,000 over the five days of competition (May 3-7).

The key British Eventing fixture will take place at BE90 and BE100 level. Not only will riders contest to lift the Mitsubishi Motors Cup trophy, presented in front of Badminton House, the pinnacle of any amateur event rider’s career, they will be vying for a generous prize fund which includes the exciting chance to take home a 2017 vehicle of their choice from the Mitsubishi Motors range, for one year, plus prize money and a commemorative plaque.

Rider 4 – Jane Lee, North Yorkshire

Jane Lee

Jane Lee, from North Yorkshire has qualified for the first time in the BE100 Mitsubishi Motors Cup on her nine year old horse called Georgeous. She had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma aged 32 and was given less than six months (now in the year of her 51st Birthday). She got a horse to enjoy some normality with no intention of doing more than hacking, yet joined BE aged 43 and got her horse from an allotment as a three year old not knowing anything about him.

Jane won the British Riding Club Horse Trials Open Team Championship last year at Swalcliffe and had to compete in three Mitsubishi Motors Cup Regional Finals until she finally qualified at Norton Disney. Jane has only ever been to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton International Horse Trials once and can’t wait to be able to drive through the gates to Badminton.

Do you have a secret superstition before a competition?

No I’ve tried to get rid of them all!

What do you never leave home without?

My horse George!

Which is your favourite discipline?

Cross country – the exhilaration and adrenalin and the feeling when you have finished.

Who inspires you?

The people I train with as they have come from very different backgrounds, Vicki and Charlie Dennis.

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