HERE COME THE CHAMPIONS
Mary King MBE
Event rider Mary has taken part in six Olympic Games — winning team silver in 2004 and 2012, plus the bronze in 2008 — and triumphed at the highest level, winning Badminton, Burghley and Kentucky CCI4*s multiple times. Mary’s daughter, Emily, is now following in her mother’s footsteps.
Jane Holderness-Roddam CBE
It’s 50 years since Jane won Badminton on Our Nobby. That year – 1968 — she also became the first woman to represent Britain in eventing at an Olympics, netting team gold in Mexico. Jane has served equestrian sport in several capacities since then, including as president of British Eventing and chairman of the RDA. She is currently a trustee for the equine charity, Brooke.
Pippa Funnell MBE
The first-ever person to win the Rolex Grand Slam (that’s consecutively winning Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley CCI4*s), Pippa is an event rider supreme. She’s also competed at three Olympic Games, winning team silver at both Athens and Sydney.