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Bubby Upton and COLA III

Bubby Upton and COLA

COLA III (Results)

Gender: Gelding
Foaled: 2010
Height: 16.2
Sire of Dam: Contender
Owner(s): Rachel Upton

Isabelle "Bubby" Upton

Bubby (real name Isabelle) Upton is a young British event rider, based in Herringswell, near Newmarket.

In 2022 she graduated with a First Class Honours degree from Edinburgh University.

With COLA III, Bubby finished Badminton Horse Trials 2022 in 36th place and Burghley Horse Trials in 14th place.

Bubby was a member of the Newmarket and Thurlow Pony Club and represented her club at the Pony Club Championships six times, from the age of nine.

Read more about Bubby in her interview: 5 Minutes with Bubby Upton.

Notable Results for Bubby Upton and COLA III


Having finished 2nd in the Spring Carnival at Thoresby with COLA III the pair made their 5* debut and completed both Badminton and Burghley Horse Trials.


Won the CCI-L u25 4* title on CANNAVARO at Bicton International and also won the CCI-S 4* at Childeric Saddles Little Downham International, Bubby then went on to make her 5* debut with COLA III and CANNAVARO at Les Etoiles de Pau.


Bubby and Cola III Individual Silver and Team Gold at the Young Rider Europeans.


Bubby as she completed her first CIC4* (old CIC3*) at 19 years old at Burgham finishing fourth on FERNHILL ROCKSTAR


Bubby (with EROS DHI) was crowned the new Junior European Champion after winning Gold at the Europeans held in Millstreet with a new world record dressage score at the time of 23.9. This score also helped Team GB win Team Silver.

Bubby Upton and COLA III
Bubby Upton and COLA - Vets Inspection, Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire UK 4 May 2023
Bubby Upton and COLA during the Cross Country phase, Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire UK 7 May 2022
Bubby Upton and COLA during the Show Jumping phase, Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire UK 8 May 2022
Bubby Upton and COLA during the Show Jumping phase, Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire UK 8 May 2022
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