Trainer – 2016 Olympic team silver medalist, 2014 FEI World Equestrian Game team bronze medalist
Lucy Davis, 25, originally hails from Los Angeles, CA, and is now based at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY, after relocating to the East Coast. Lucy got an early start in the saddle, riding as soon as she could walk and taking lessons by age five. She climbed her way up through the pony and junior ranks before making a name for herself among the best show jumpers in the world.
In the summer of 2009, Lucy and True Love traveled to Lexington, KY, for the Adequan® FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), presented by Gotham North, where they got their first taste of international competition and earned the young rider individual silver medal. In 2010, Lucy returned to the NAJYRC riding Nemo 119 on the Zone 10 gold-medal winning team and placing fifth individually.
Lucy has collected grand prix wins and top placings from coast to coast in North America as well as abroad. In 2012, she finished 10th at the USEF National Show Jumping Championship riding Nemo 119, and was named to the long list for the U.S. Show Jumping Team. The following year, she made her Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final debut and represented the U.S. at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, presented by Longines, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, riding Barron. Lucy and Barron helped their team to a second-place finish, and Lucy was presented with the Furusiyya Leading Rider of the Day Award after double-clear jumping efforts.
Later in 2013, Lucy landed the biggest win of her career when she claimed top honors in the Grand Prix of Lausanne riding Barron, also becoming the youngest rider to win a Global Champions Tour Grand Prix at the age of 20. Further highlighting a banner year, Lucy added being a representative of the U.S. at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona to her resume, where she again rode Barron helping the U.S. team claim top honors in the consolation round.
In 2014, Lucy represented the U.S. at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Lyon, France, where she finished 17th. In June, Lucy and Barron produced a double-clear effort in the Mercedes-Benz FEI Nations Cup at CSIO5* Aachen, leading the United States to a second-place finish. The duo ended their 2014 summer as members of the bronze medal-winning Hermes U.S. Show Jumping Team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.
Lucy’s 2015 season came to peak when she and Barron won the Longines Grand Prix at CSIO5* Rotterdam. At CSIO5* Mannheim, they aided the U.S. in claiming top honors in the 100th Nations Cup of Germany, and at CSI5* Brussels, the duo scored the win in the Stephex Masters Rolex Grand Prix. In addition to riding at the highest-level, Lucy graduated from Stanford University in June of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Architectural Design.
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Lucy’s 2016 year was the highlight of her career. She was selected to represent her country at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Riding Barron, Lucy helped the U.S. team onto the podium and earned a team silver medal while also advancing to the individual final.
After returning from the Olympics, Lucy spent her 2017 season competing throughout Europe on the Longines Global Champions Tour and other international-caliber events. She also co-founded PonyApp, a stable management and horse care application launched in 2017 before officially joining the team at Old Salem Farm at the start of 2018.