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Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC Australia   
Born28 Sep 1965 in Zomba, MAW
Human Interest
Last Update
  08 May 2019
Further Personal Information
Other names Lucinda Murray
Residence Little Cheverell, ENG
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport in 1980 in the United Kingdom.
Why this sport? The daughter of a major in the British Army, she was born in Africa. She spent much of her youth in Germany, where she used to ride her pony Angelina in senior competitions against horses and win. She also loves the challenge of being good at three disciplines with one horse. "I just loved horses or ponies, whatever, right from the start. By the time I was 14 I was still at school but starting to do some planning and I just wanted to make a career out of horses."
Club / Team Lucinda Fredericks Equestrian Ltd: Little Cheverell, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames Cinda (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Injuries She underwent a knee operation in early 2017. (, 11 Apr 2017)

She broke her arm at the 2014 Blair Castle Horse Trials in Scotland. (, 05 Dec 2014)

In March 2013 she had a rotational fall at Tweseldown Horse Trials in England, breaking six ribs, puncturing both lungs and smashing her collarbone. She spent two weeks in hospital and returned to competition within three months. (, 28 Apr 2013;, 08 Mar 2013)

In 2008 she lacerated her inner thigh and had five operations to remove a serious infection. She was off work for 10 weeks. She also broke her right clavicle in 1995. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She wears pink socks during competitions. (Equestrian PR YouTube channel, 03 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Enjoy the good times." (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours In April 2018 she was inducted into the Equestrian Australia Hall of Fame. The honour was in recognition of the silver medal she won in the team competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (, 28 Apr 2018)
Other sports She has competed in dressage at grand prix level. (Facebook page, 29 Mar 2016)
Milestones She and her former husband Clayton Fredericks were only the second Australian couple to be selected on the same team at an Olympic Games when they competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (, 21 Nov 2014; EFA, 02 Nov 2011)
Famous relatives Her daughter Ellie has competed in equestrian jumping at junior level. (, 03 Aug 2018;, 31 Dec 2016)
Other information MUM'S THE WORD
She decided to breed from her champion mare Headley Britannia using an in vitro fertilisation [IVF] programme so as not to disrupt their schedule ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The programme used sperm from the French showjumping stallion Jaguar Mail and a pair of surrogate mares, who foaled at an English stud farm while both their parents were competing at the Olympic Games. Headley Britannia, the only mare to win the Badminton, Burghley and Kentucky three-day events, was euthanised on 01 April 2014. She was inducted into the British Horse Society Hall of Fame in 2015. (, 26 Jan 2016;, 01 Apr 2014; AAP, 09 Jan 2008)

Despite being based in Great Britain, she switched nationality to represent Australia in 2002 after marrying Australian eventing rider Clayton Fredericks. The pair have since divorced. (, 21 Nov 2014;, 07 May 2007)

She coached the Hong Kong, China eventing team that won bronze at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (, 26 Jan 2016)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) FLYING FINISH 35 6
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) HEADLEY BRITANNIA 26 2
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2011 CH-AS.P-C3* Blenheim (GBR) NYSA DE PETRA   3
2008 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) R LILLIBET 5  
2007 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) PRADA 3  
2004 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) THE SHOPLIFTER 6  
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2009 CIC-W Final Strzegom (POL) HEADLEY BRITANNIA WD  
2008 CIC-W Final Deauville (FRA) HEADLEY BRITANNIA EL  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) FLYING FINISH 10  
2012 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) FLYING FINISH 2  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) PRADA 16  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) PRADA 32  
2007 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) HEADLEY BRITANNIA 1  
2006 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) HEADLEY BRITANNIA 1  
2006 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) HEADLEY BRITANNIA 3  
2006 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) BALLY LECK BOY 19  
2002 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) BIOSTHETIQUE ESPRIT 17  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
12.07.2014 to 13.07.2014 CIC2* Brightling Park (GBR)   THE NAVIGATOR 7  
12.07.2014 to 13.07.2014 CIC2* Brightling Park (GBR)   MR SYDNEY ROCKS 22  
12.07.2014 to 13.07.2014 CIC2* Brightling Park (GBR)   STEP ALONG STYLE 36  
03.07.2014 to 06.07.2014 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   MR SYDNEY ROCKS 27  
03.07.2014 to 06.07.2014 CIC3* Barbury Castle (GBR)   MR SYDNEY ROCKS 27  
03.07.2014 to 06.07.2014 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   STEP ALONG STYLE 55  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CCI1* Hopetoun (GBR)   COS I WILL 1  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CIC2* Hopetoun (GBR)   MR SYDNEY ROCKS 25  
12.06.2014 to 15.06.2014 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER)   FLYING FINISH EL  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC1* Chatsworth (GBR)   LITTLE BRITANNIA 18  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC1* Chatsworth (GBR)   BRITANNIA'S MAIL 24  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CCI4* Badminton (GBR)   FLYING FINISH RET  
17.04.2014 to 19.04.2014 CIC3* Burnham Market (GBR)   FLYING FINISH WD  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CICO3*-NC Fontainebleau (FRA)   FLYING FINISH 21  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CCI1* Fontainebleau (FRA)   STEP ALONG STYLE 39  
23.10.2013 to 27.10.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA)   FLYING FINISH 36  
22.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC3* Blair Castle (GBR)   FLYING FINISH 1  
22.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC3* Blair Castle (GBR)   PRADA 19  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CCI2* Hartpury (GBR)   THE NAVIGATOR 2  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CIC3* Hartpury (GBR)   FLYING FINISH 15  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CIC3* Hartpury (GBR)   PRADA 42  
02.08.2013 to 04.08.2013 CIC3* Gatcombe Park (GBR)   FLYING FINISH WD  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   THE NAVIGATOR 2  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC3* Barbury Castle (GBR)   PRADA 28  
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER)   FLYING FINISH 10  
23.05.2013 to 26.05.2013 CICO3* Houghton Hall (GBR)   FLYING FINISH 12 3
23.05.2013 to 26.05.2013 CCI1* Houghton Hall (GBR)   SHELTER COVE RET  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   FLYING FINISH   6
24.05.2012 to 27.05.2012 CICO3*-NC Houghton Hall (GBR)   FLYING FINISH   2
22.03.2012 to 25.03.2012 CICO3*-NC Fontainebleau (FRA)   FLYING FINISH   EL
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal

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