Biographies

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In this section you can read about a host of leading riders and equestrian professionals across all disciplines, as well as those featured in Horse Hero filming. They tell us about their goals, heroes and heroines, favourite horses and they offer some top advice. There are some great photos of them with their families, friends and animals (which you can click to enlarge). Sadly, they are no longer up to date!

  • Flora Harris
  • Flora Harris
  • Flora Harris is one of the UK's up and coming young event riders with a string of horses from Novice to Advanced. She won Express Eventing International Cup in '10 and competed at her first Badminton in '11.
  • Anna Weston
  • Anna Weston
  • Anna Weston is British Champion and GB team member in Trec. She has competed at the European and World Champs' in this unusual discipline, which includes map reading, control of paces and obstacles!
  • Lauren Sprieser
  • Lauren Sprieser
  • Lauren Sprieser is one of the top young Grand Prix dressage riders and trainers in the USA. She has worked for some of the great American professionals and also trained with George Theodorescu.
  • Jason Webb
  • Jason Webb
  • Jason Webb is a top UK polocrosse player. He is also a renowned horse psychologist and trainer, having worked with many leading horsemen in Australia, where he was born. His top horse is the stallion Risebridge Diesel.
  • Michael Eilberg
  • Michael Eilberg
  • Michael Eilberg is part of the Eilberg dynasty. He started show jumping but switched to dressage and is now part of the World Class Squad, riding at GP. He also won the 5 & 6 yr old World Champs' on Woodlander Farouche.
  • Tany Larrigan
  • Tanya Larrigan
  • Tanya Larrigan is an extraordinary horsewoman. Having started life in the circus, she excelled in a number of disciplines including dressage and show jumping, and represented Great Britain at two Olympics.
  • Gillian Higgins
  • Gillian Higgins
  • Gillian Higgins has risen to the forefront of equine massage and manipulation therapy together with her distinctive horse, Freddie Fox, who acts as one of her models for her business Horses Inside Out.
  • Kitty Boggis
  • Kitty King
  • Kitty King has represented GB in eventing at levels from Ponies to Seniors. With her best known horse, Five Boys, she won numerous prizes at her first Badminton and her current British Eventing National Ranking is 31.
  • Jackie Siu
  • Jackie Siu
  • Jackie represented GB in pony, junior & YR dressage and now rides for Hong Kong. Trained by Anky van Grunsven, she came 7th at the Asian Games '06, and competed there again in 2010 with her top horse, Rocco.
  • Dr David Marlin
  • Dr David Marlin
  • Dr David Marlin is a world authority in the research of a variety of performance reducing conditions in horses. He led the Atlanta Olympics Project and works with the British teams. David is also a prolific author.
  • Nikki Routledge
  • Nikki Routledge
  • Nikki Routledge started endurance riding thinking it might be a 'gentle jolly' for her TB that wasn't enjoying eventing. With three Golden Horseshoe rides under her belt she now sees it as 'extreme hacking'!
  • Emile Faurie
  • Emile Faurie
  • Emile didn't start riding until he was 15. Since then he has been to two Olympics, the World Equestrian Games and four European Champs', winning team medals in '03 and '11 and individual bronze.

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