LAURA COLLETT - RIDER PROFILE
Date of Birth: 31-08-1988
Rides for: Britain
Based in: Membury Estate near Swindon
Horses Competing: Fernhill Sox, Rayef, Vancouver, Jitterbug, Opposition Legacy, Dumbleton, Fernhill Cristal
2012. Well the theme of the year was rain. Badminton was cancelled and the rest of the spring season was a nightmare for everyone. She finished the year in 21st place in the BE ranking list but sadly did not get a run at the Olympics. Here is to 2013 and the planning for Rio 2016 begins
Highlight of career to date?
Winning Back to back junior European championships on two different horses, both of which I bought on myself having done their first pre-novice.
All time favourite horse and why?
Fernhill Sox, because he always gives 110% and has the will to win. He also won me my first CCI**, first Advanced and first European title.
What do you enjoy most about your chosen discipline?
The challenge of all three elements and the satisfaction of doing well when all the hard work pays off.
Favourite Barnsby product and why?
The Xtreem, because it is light weight which benefits the horses and gives me comfort and a secure seat for the jumping phases.
Other hobbies / interests?
Spending time with my friends!!
Who is your hero/person you most admire and why?
Pippa Funnell, because she brings on all her horses from youngsters and has won the Rolex Grand Slam which no other rider has done. She also understands her horses and will criticise herself before the horse.
All time favourite film?
Pirates of the Caribbean