I am a 22yo professional event rider, based from a beautiful yard near Newent, in Gloucestershire. I am from a completely non-horsey family, and got into horses by chance, aged 9, by watching the film International Velvet on TV! I went through school aiming to set myself up with a career to help me fund the horses, but despite achieving very good grades throughout, I decided that I had to pursue my dream of working with horses full time and left to start my first working pupil position. As I had no family help with the horses, I knew I had to get the most experience possible in order to succeed. I spent the years 2015-2018 working for multiple top level event riders, gaining in depth knowledge of the riding and management of competition horses, which has allowed me to set up my own business, and to produce my own horses up the eventing levels. During this time I was also a dedicated British Eventing (BE) volunteer, and won their Young Volunteer of the Year award. I am committed to the sport of eventing, and to a life caring for and improving horses, with the hope that this leads to success at the highest level, and one day, on the British team.