I am lucky enough to have ridden since I was very young, although I got into Dressage rather by chance when my first pony, Ollie, refused to jump! I decided I had had enough of spending most of my rides on the floor and so gave Dressage a try, and haven’t looked back since (apart from taking up Show Jumping again at University, where I compete on borrowed horses that I have 5 minutes to get familiar with – probably not the most straightforward way back in!). I have come up through the youth levels of Dressage, making my international debut at Pony FEI in 2012 and competing for Great Britain every year since, in Ponies, then Juniors, and now Young Riders. I have been fortunate enough to be selected to ride at the European Championships five times, winning team bronze in 2013, team silver in 2014, and – the highlight of my career – the first youth team gold for GB in history in 2015. My most recent selection came in the summer of 2019, which coincided with me completing my second year of an English degree at Oxford University. I have juggled my sport and education throughout my riding career, and I am incredibly lucky to have a wonderful team behind me, without whom, this would absolutely not have been possible. Shiwon and Fenlandz Health have been an important part of this team for several years now, and I am so grateful to have such support.
Epiitalis really is a wonder product; it has helped my top horse outdo all expectations after she came back from injury – she was selected for the European Championships last summer and thrived despite a 3 day long journey there. We have also used it to protect my big-moving young horse - it gives us peace of mind that he’s getting the best start for a long future of soundness and high performance.
I am a full-time event rider, based at my own yard in Wiltshire with a fantastic team of supporters, owners and sponsors and a lovely string of horses from youngsters through to seasoned 5* campaigners.
I began my equestrian journey showjumping up to 1.40m level on ponies. I competed at HOYS and RIHS every year as a pony rider with top 6 placings at both.
I was shortlisted for the pony European SJ squad before then changing over to Eventing at the age of 15. In my first full year eventing at 16 yrs old I was on the European Pony Event Squad in 2004.
In 2006 I competed on the Junior Team winning team silver. In 2007, 2008, and 2009 I competed for Team GBR on the Young Rider Team winning 2 team gold medals.
At 19yo I was the youngest rider in over a decade to jump clear XC at both Badminton and Burghley finishing in the top 30. At 20 I had another two 5* completions and again at 21yrs.
My first double clear at 5* came in 2015 with my long term partner Wii Limbo when we jumped double clear at both Badminton and Burghley and finished 12th at the latter.
2017 bought my first 4*S win with Halltown Harley at the Austrian Leg of the Nations Cup. Harley then went on to finish 2nd at Great Meadows 4*S in 2018 and won the 4*L at Millstreet in Ireland.
2019 was a quieter year with just one 5* complete on Halltwon Harley at Badminton, however we also were selected to attend the Tokyo Olympic test event for Team GBR where we were delighted to finish 4th individually.
This season we are very excited to be introducing new 4* ride, Uppercourt Cooley. It’s early days yet, but I really do think that this is a team horse for the future.
I have had my top horses on Epiitalis Forte gel from Fenlandz Health for over a year and the difference I have felt has been amazing. The horses feel loose and able to take more work and there is a marked improvement at 3 day events as well as after competitions.