Lucy Davis is already proving to be a force in the Grand Prix ranks, often besting people twice her age. Davis got an early start, riding as soon as she could walk and taking lessons by the age of five. It was a natural progression for Lucy to take up riding early on, as her grandfather works in the horse racing industry.
In the summer of 2009, Davis and True Love traveled to Lexington, Ky., for the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC), where they earned the Young Rider Individual Silver medal. In 2010, Davis returned to the NAJYRC riding Nemo 119 on the Zone 10 Gold-medal winning team, and placed fifth individually.
Davis started off the 2011 season by collecting top placings at every turn on the HITS Thermal Desert Circuit. Nemo 119 and Davis kicked off the month of March by winning the $50,000 HITS World Cup Qualifier. Davis returned to the following day with Hannah to win the $25,000 Smart Pak Grand Prix presented by Pfizer Animal Health. Teaming up once again with Nemo 119 the following weekend, she beat a star-studded field in the largest class of the Desert Circuit, the $200,000 Lamborghini Grand Prix. This was also Davis’ fourth consecutive Grand Prix win.
In 2012, Davis finished 10th with Nemo 119 at the USEF National Show Jumping Championship and being named to the Long List for the U.S. Show Jumping Team.
In 2013, Davis made her Rolex/FEI World Cup Final debut and gained valuable experience. She then represented the U.S. team at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Longines in Rotterdam riding Barron, helping the team to a second-place finish. For her double-clear jumping efforts, Davis received the Furusiyya Leading Rider of the Day Award.
Later in 2013, Davis had the biggest win of her career when she claimed top honors in the Grand Prix of Lausanne with Barron, also becoming the youngest rider to win a Global Champions Tour Grand Prix at the age of 20. She also 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, Davis kicked things off with a third-place finish in the $370,000 CSI5*-W FEI Word Cup presented by Rolex with Barron during week five of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). The pair finished third again in the $100,000 Engel & Volkers CSI4* Grand Prix during week 11. Davis then represented the U.S. at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Lyon, France, where she finished in 17th place. In June, Davis and Barron jumped in the lead-off position in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Longines at CSIO5* Rotterdam. The following the month, the pair produced a double-clear effort in the Mercedes-Benz FEI Nations Cup at CSIO5* Aachen, leading the United States to a second-place finish. They closed out their first trip to CHIO Aachen by finishing sixth in the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen. Davis and Barron ended their summer by being members of the Bronze medal-winning Hermes U.S. Show Jumping Team at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. The pair completed their 2014 campaign with second-place finish in the World Cup Qualifier at CSI5* Stuttgart in Germany.
Davis’ 2015 season started off strongly as she won the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix CSI2*-W with Barron at HITS Thermal Desert Circuit IV. The pair traveled to Wellington, Fla., to compete at the WEF where they won round seven of the Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup series. In June, Davis and Barron won the Longines Grand Prix Port of Rotterdam at CSIO5* Rotterdam after an intense jump-off featuring 16 riders. At CSIO5* Mannheim, they aided the U.S. in claiming top honors in the highly competitive 100th Nations Cup of Germany. Davis and Barron were then sixth in the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland at CSIO5* Dublin. At CSI5* Brussels, The duo scored the win in the Stephex Masters Rolex Grand Prix.
In addition to riding at the highest-level, Davis graduated from Stanford University in June of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Architectural Design.