HERE COME THE CHAM­PI­ONS

Your Horse (UK) - - Inspiring Female Equestrians -

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.

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