MARY KING - RIDER PROFILE
Date of Birth: 08-06-1961
Rides for: Britain
Based in: Sidmouth, Devon
Horses Competing: Cavalier Venture, Apache Sauce, Kings Temptress, Everys King, Fernhill Urco, King Albert, Imperial Cavalier, MHS King Joules
In a career spanning over 20 years Mary King has become one of British Eventing's icons and a regular member of the British team. Her glittering career has brought six team gold medals at World and European Championships and the title of British Champion a record four times. She has also represented Britain at the last five Olympic Games, and is a strong contender for London 2012.
Highlight of career to date?
Winning an Olympic Silver Medal at Athens and the And my 2 wins at Badminton ('92 and 2000) were pretty great too!
All time favourite horse and why?
King William - he was a fantastic cross-country horse and stunning looking - Tall, Dark and Handsome
What do you enjoy most about your chosen discipline?
The challenge of the 3 totally different disciplines
Favourite Barnsby product and why?
Mary King's Cross Country Saddle
Other hobbies / interests?
Who is your hero/person you most admire and why?
My mother - her kindness to other people
All time favourite film?
Dances with Wolves