Alexander Bragg, Team FLAIR

Alexander Bragg

"At top level competition, we are always looking for ways that give us even the smallest gain in performance. FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips help reduce fatigue, improve muscle performance, and quicken recovery, helping us keep our horses more fit and healthier during competitions." 

"Before Eventing, I played semi-professional rugby alongside my main trade as a Farrier, for which I qualified with distinction. I began Eventing in 2004 and although I ride full-time now, I still shoe all of our event horses. I have three beautiful daughters and a very supportive wife. Eventing is more than just a career, it's a family lifestyle."

Hometown: 
Bridgewater, United Kingdom

Discipline: 
Eventing

Began Riding: 
Grew up with horses and enjoyed success in Pony Club Mounted Games. He took a break from riding at age 16 but continued working with horses and began training as a farrier. During this time, Alex met his wife, Simmone, who gave him insight into Eventing and he began riding again when the couple was expecting their first daughter. 

User of FLAIR Strips for:
Five years

Highlights of 2020: 
It was a tough year with COVID restrictions, but achieving 4th place at the World 7yr Old Breeding Championships and 4th place in the only 5* of 2020 in Pau, France was pretty cool.

Goals for 2021:
Have two horses for Badminton 5*, the Olympic and European Championships, and continue building to challenge for World Number 1. 

Biggest Accomplishments:
Ranking 7th in the world, being part of the Podium GBR elite squad, placing 3rd at Luhmuhlen 5* in 2019, placing 4th at Pau 5* in 2019, 15 top 10 finishes at 4* and 5* events in 2019, placing 12th in British Eventing rankings, two Nations Cup team selections in 2018, placing 5th at Pau CCI4* two years consecutively, winning the Event Rider Masters Jardy Leg 2018, and placing 3rd at Blenheim CCI***.

Fun Facts: 
He won't get a horse up from lying down in its stable to work; if the horse needs its rest, it needs its rest. Always used to eat Jelly Babies for energy during a busy competition day, but his nutritionist advised him against doing that, so he's now attending Jelly Baby addiction anonymous classes to try and quit. :)

Takes Pride in: 
His reputation and team. 

Major Influence in Life: 
His wife and children are his inspiration and drive.