Olympic talent across the Chedington Estate

Olympian Chris Burton

The Guy family are keenly interested in the interplay between neuroscience and sport. This field of research is explored and funded via their charitable foundation which was established in 2018.  The Guy Foundation provides funding support for elite competitors in sports that are strongly influenced by neuropsychology, such as shooting and fencing. The Guy Foundation currently support fencer Kate Beardmore and Harry Maunder who competes in Olympic trap. 

Kate Beardmore

Having started the sport young, at just seven years old, she soon rose through the ranks and by age 12 had gained her first England cap. She soon followed this with her first cap for the U17 GB squad at age 14. Kate stayed in the GB team throughout her youth including her first Senior position at the age of 18. At the Junior Commonwealths Kate won a Silver and a Bronze and is also a double Gold medallist at the School Games Championships holding both the individual and team titles, with another Gold at the Senior 5 Nations in the same season.

Kate completed her first full year as a senior fencer by being the first GB female fencer to win all her poule bouts at a World Cup. She also qualified to the final stages of the World Championships with a 64th placing.  She is looking forward to taking the experience and knowledge she has so far gained into working towards her Olympic goal.

Harry Maunder 

Harry loves competition shooting, he is a talented athlete who won a Bronze medal at the 2015 UK Championships. His impressive record also includes Bronze at the 2016 British Double Trap Championships. He was also part of the Great British Olympic team for shooting, at the Junior World Cup in Germany in 2016. Since then Harry won a Bronze Medal at the British Shooting Pathway Championships 2018 and also won the Rolex Grand Masters in 2018.

The Guy foundation are proud to support this talent and look forward to hearing more of his future successes.

Chris Burton 

Olympic horse rider Chris Burton is based at Chedington’s new Equestrian yard near Beaminster, Dorset. He will be using the facilities there to offer specialised training and bespoke sessions to riders training in eventing.

Chedington has formed a fantastic relationship with Chris Burton and are proud to work alongside him to deliver the Chris Burton Academy. Having such a talent offering elite training and expertise right here in the heart of the Chedington Estate is really exciting. 

Chris and Bek Burton are based full time Chedington Equestrian which has been newly established.. The partnership between outstanding facilities and Olympic talent benefits all those engaging with the Chedington Equestrian yard, which is equipped with specialised training and rehabilitation facilities. 

Chris is known for his simple and concise coaching style, he manages to create a a solid foundation of communication between horse and rider.

Chris Burton previously won Adelaide and Burghley 5* he has a number of top ten placings at 5* level. He finished the season in 2019 as World Number three and has been dubbed by Equiratings as ‘the fastest man across Cross Country’. He was Event Rider Masters Champion in both 2018 and 2019 and was a member of the Australian team who won bronze at the Rio Olympics.

Peter Wilson

Local man Peter Wilson MBE is a sport shooter, specialising in the double trap. Having scored an incredible 198 out of 200 at the World Cup in Arizona in 2012, it makes him current world record holder for the event. A member of the British team for the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was the youngest competitor in the men’s double trap event, where he won the gold medal.

Brownlee Brothers

Jonny and Alistair Brownlee are brothers and Olympic triathletes. The Brownlee brothers made a global impact in 2016 when Alistair helped Jonny over the line at the end of Triathlon World Series in Mexico, in an iconic display of sportsmanship and brotherly support. Just 700 metres from the finish line, Alistair put his arm around Jonny who was suffering from heat exhaustion. He helped his older sibling to a remarkable finish, resulting in them claiming 2nd and 3rd place in the race. 

Dr & Kate Guy were proud to have hosted the athletes at Chedington in Spring 2018 at a fundraising dinner for Peter Wilson’s Olympic bid. 

The brothers from Yorkshire have had incredible success in their careers so far, both having multiple Olympic, Commonwealth Games and European Championship medals. 

Off the track, the Brownlee brothers have created The Brownlee Foundation. After their successes at the 2012 Olympics, it was founded in order to encouraging children to enjoy sport get active. The foundation hosts events, and workshops to make sport accessible to children and have managed to get over 30,000 young people involved so far.