Charlotte is one of the country’s most promising Event riders; by the age of 25 she had produced three different horses to CCI4* level, and been recognised by the UK World Class Programme as a rider to support.
At 18 she finished 5th in her first CCI3* at Blair Castle, at 20 completed her first Badminton, and at 21 finished 4th individually and won team gold at the Young Rider European Championships with Little Beau. Having graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011 with a 2:1 in English Literature, Charlotte moved from her native Scotland to Gloucestershire, in order to have all the facilities, events and best possible training at her fingertips.
The move has paid off and Charlotte has been placed consistently on the International stage ever since. The family’s homebred Out of Africa took the limelight initially, recording a number of 3* accolades before really proving himself to be world class finishing 5th and best of the British at Luhmuhlen CCI4* in 2012; the pair were selected as one of the reserves for the Senior Europeans later that year, and again in 2015. They completed a total of four 4* events before ‘Zulu’ was retired in 2016.
Recognising that due to the sport’s all consuming nature it must also run as a business, Charlotte has made a model producing quality horses to sell; these include Pavonita (2nd Hartpury CCI1* 2011 and 11th Houghton CCI2* 2012), Dumbleton (1st Brand Hall CIC1* 2013) and Longwood (7th CCI3* 2013). It was along these lines that the SEIS scheme White Heather Eventing Ltd was dreamt up in 2013, and with the support of a fantastic team of investors some lovely young horses were bought. The enterprise has been a success, (Charlie Harper was sold in 2015 and Condor in 2016, whilst Cooley Kudu is currently spearheading the syndicate’s competitive campaign) and Charlotte has now expanded it further as we head into the Olympic cycle for Tokyo 2020. (For further information on it please see the White Heather page).
Charlotte also has an expanding role in the media. In 2010 she made her TV debut, co-presenting for the BBC at Blair Castle International Horse Trials, and on a journalistic note she has been a regular correspondent for Horse and Hound and Eventing magazines over the years.
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“We enjoyed some really outstanding riding, even from the first timers who must of been slightly daunted at the size of their first Badminton course. My performance of the day? Charlotte Agnew – just 20 years old. Watch that girl.”
Lucy Higginson, Editor, Horse & Hound (2008)