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!

  • Anne-Marie Perry
  • Anne-Marie Perry
  • Anne-Marie was on the GB junior and young rider teams before establishing herself at senior level. Now riding at Grand Prix with Aristo and competing internationally, she is part of the "World Class" programme.
  • Gemma Green
  • Gemma Green
  • Gemma is a dressage rider who first represented her country in 1999. She competed in Juniors and Young Riders and is now riding at Senior level. She has won at the National Champs' five times.
  • Simon Laurens
  • Simon Laurens
  • Simon is a Para dressage rider who is on the Performance Squad and competes for Great Britain. As well as numerous medals, Simon has also won at the National Championships and the World Championships.
  • Lottie Prentice
  • Lottie Prentice
  • Horses run in Lottie's family. Since starting out with Mickey (a pony bought by her gran), Lottie has had sucess on Pony and Young Riders teams. She is now a professional event rider and training as a lawyer!
  • Lucy Katan
  • Lucy Katan
  • Lucy has had a diverse career - starting as a work rider for Adam Kemp, then working for Peter Storr, followed by the Blue Cross Animal Charity. Now she is the founder and Executive Director of the British Grooms Association.
  • Gemma Tattersall
  • Gemma Tattersall
  • Event rider, Gemma Tattersall, won the Under-21 Champs' and team gold medals at the Young Rider Europeans in 2005/6. She has also completed Badminton and Burghley and holds the Pony Club 'A' test.
  • Sarah Fisher and Otto (Otto once appeared in an episode of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'!!!)
  • Sarah Fisher
  • Sarah is the UK representative for the Linda Tellington-Jones 'TTouch' method of training animals. She specialises in horses and dogs, particularly those who have behavioural problems.
  • Vittoria Panizzon
  • Vittoria Panizzon
  • Vittoria has evented for Italy at all levels. She finished 16th individually at the Beijing Olympics on Rock Model, 11th at London 2012 and 7th at Badminton 2013 on Borough Pennyz.
  • Hannah Biggs
  • Hannah Biggs
  • Hannah was British Junior National Champ and a prolific Young Rider winner. Now a dressage trainer, she competes her stallion Weltzin at Grand Prix and was selected for the World Class Programme in '10.
  • Georgie Davies
  • Georgie Davies
  • Georgie won team GB silver and gold at Young Rider level. She rode as a senior at the Europeans '07 and finished 10th at her first Badminton '08 on Fachoudette. She has high hopes for the up and coming Orlando.
  • Wayne Garrick
  • Wayne Garrick
  • Three star event rider, producer of young horses and Saturday night drag queen, Wayne is one of eventing's colourful characters! He also has a unique sense of humour as you will see in his blogs and videos!
  • Polly Williamson
  • Polly Williamson
  • Polly Williamson won her first one day event when she was 8 on a pony called Crispy. She was 9th at her first Badminton age 20 and since then has won 10 three day events. She is married and has two sons.

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