Hope you enjoy finding more out about us both, even though it is sad writing about Terry who died in 2014. His achievements were colossal.
For information on my Connemaras please visit www.lockingeconnemaras.co.uk
HENRIETTA KNIGHT B.ED (OXON)
Born: 15th December 1946
Married Terry Biddlecombe. Shared training responsibilities with him until retired in 2010.
Career: Former Biology & History teacher and successful Three Day Event rider. Finished 12th at Badminton in 1973.
- Chairman of the Horse Trials Senior Selection Committee (1984-88) which included selecting the Silver Medal winning team for the Seoul Olympics (1988).
- Trained over 100 Point to Point winners (1984-1989)
- Breeds pedigree Connemara Ponies on her Lockinge Connemara Pony Stud.
- Regularly judges hunters and Connemara ponies at major County Shows during the Summer months.
- Started training July 1989 First winner: The Grey Gunner (Bangor) August 1989. Retired from Training in Spring of 2010.
- Has trained over 700 winners
- 1966 Glenlivet Hurdle (Aintree) Stompin
- 1997 Stayers Hurdle (Cheltenham) Karshi
- 1998 Grand Annual Chase (Cheltenham) Edredon Bleu
- 2000 Lanzarote Hurdle (Kempton) Heart
- 2000 Sun Alliance Chase (Cheltenham) Lord Noelie
- 2000 Champion Chase (Cheltenham) Edredon Bleu
- 1998-2001 4 Peterborough Chases (Huntingdon) Edredon Bleu
- 2000 Martell Mersey Novice Hurdle (Aintree) Best Mate
- 2001 Scilly Isles Novice Chase (Sandown) Best Mate
- 2002 Peterborough Chase (Huntingdon) Best Mate
- 2002 King George VI Chase (Kempton) Best Mate
- 2002 Cheltenham Gold Cup Best Mate
- 2003 Cheltenham Gold Cup Best Mate
- 2003 Clonmel Oil Chase(Clonmel) Edredon Bleu
- 2003 King George VI Chase (Kempton) Edredon Bleu
- 2003 Ericsson Chase (Leopardstown) Best Mate
- 2004 Cheltenham Gold Cup Best Mate
- 2005 Peterborough Chase (Huntingdon) Impek
- 2006 Peterborough Chase (Huntingdon) Racing Demon
- 2007 Peterborough Chase (Huntingdon) Racing Demon.
- Lanson Lady of the Year 2002
- Timeform Personality of the Year 2003 (together with Terry Biddlecombe)
- 7 Guinness Awards at Cheltenham Festival 2002, 2003 & 2004
- Horserace Writers and Photographers Association NH Trainer of the Year 2002
- Channel 4 Racing Personality of the Year 2003.
Born: 2nd February 1941 Died: 5th January 2014
Career: Began riding as a National Hunt Jockey in 1958 - aged 17 years
Rode over 900 winners from 1958 - 1974
First Winner: Burnella Wincanton Novices Hurdle March 1958 (beat Fred Winter by a head)
Champion N .H. Jockey:
- 1963 Irish Champion Hurdle (Punchestown) Honour Bound
- 1964 Grand Sefton Chase (Liverpool) Red Thorn
- 1964 Novice Handicap Hurdle (Liverpool) Spartan General
- 1965 George Duller Hurdle (Cheltenham) Coral Cluster
- 1966 Spa Hurdle (Cheltenham) Trelawney
- 1966 Coronation Hurdle (Liverpool) Trelawney
- 1967 Cheltenham Gold Cup Woodland Venture
- 1968 Norwegian Grand National Sorrento
- 1969 Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (Cheltenham) Chatham
- 1969 Daily Express Triumph Hurdle (Cheltenham) Coral Diver
- 1969 Gloucester Hurdle (Cheltenham) Normandy
- 1969 Badger Brewery Chase (Wincanton) Fearless Fred
- 1969 Irish Sweeps Hurdle (Fairyhouse) Normandy
- 1969 & 1971 Mackeson Gold Cup (Cheltenham) Gay Trip
- 1970 Welsh National (Chepstow) French Excuse
- 1971 Novice Hurdle (Doncaster) Deep Run.
- 1972 2nd in Grand National (Liverpool) Gay Trip.