Abi Boulton is a 26 year old event rider based at her home in Staffordshire. Abi has always loved participating in all kinds of sports from a very young age; aiming to perform her absolute best in each and every one. However, growing up surrounded by horses, it was inevitable that riding became her main passion.
Before she started eventing Abi mainly competed in working hunter pony classes with the BSPS. Her last few years in showing consisted of bringing on 'Pebbly Pipe Dream' a 5 year old 14hh pony. Abi had him for a total of about 4 years and in her last year managed to qualify and successfully compete at the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead in 2010. It was there that Abi ended her time riding working hunter ponies on a high; winning the 14hh WHP class and later going WHP Champion - returning on the Sunday to take the Dick Saunders Supreme Champion title; making history by being the first working hunter pony to do so and a double page spread in Horse & Hound!
It was in 2011 that Abi began focusing on Eventing with her new horse Tilston Tic Toc and it was apparent from their first season together that this partnership was something special. Five years on and the two have made their way up through the grades to reach an amazing achievement of completing their first CCI4* at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in 2015! Debuting at just 20 years of age, Abi was the youngest to complete that year and best under 25, the same applied for 2016!
Abi's love for horses and this sport is undeniable, she has met many set-backs through injury and disappointment but comes back even more determined and motivated to prove her deserved place amongst the big boys. Abi is looking forward to the 2021 season with her horses.
The reasoning behind the name Tic Toc Eventing is because of the amazing journey Abi has/is having with Ben (Tilston Tic Toc). Whatever happens, he is the one that took her from a 14hh pony to riding some amazing cross country tracks and got her to where she is today.
Highlights in her career include:
Ambitions for the near future:
If you are interested or would like to have an opportunity at being involved with the team as an owner or part-owner, please do not hesitate to contact Abi. We always welcome new team members and look forward to the exciting journey ahead!