OLIVIA GENT - RIDER PROFILE
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Rides for: Great Britain
Based in: Oxfordshire
Horses Competing: Gucciland & Beau Verina
Olivia started riding at the age of 5. She had various ponies on loan and at the age of 12, her parents bought her a 12.2h, followed by a 14.2h which they affiliated and were very successful. Although her parents weren't involved with horse, her mum drove her up and down the country each weekend to compete.
The first horse she bought was a 3 year old chestnut mare by Contendro. She was not easy, to say the least. After much patience and sheer hard work and determination, she was going so well that she decided to enter her for the Scope 4 year old class to gain some experience. Against all the odds, she was rewarded with not only qualifying for the final, but winning this prestigious championship in 2010.
Instead of going to university, as was assumed, Olivia decided to follow her passion and a career with horses.
In the winter of 2010, Olivia was offered a position with Tina and Graham Fletcher, where she has had invaluable guidance and training for nearly 2 years. She is lucky enough to compete her own horses alongside her work.
8 year old bay gelding by Nederland. Gucci was purchased on 2011 and he has progressed on from jumping Foxhunter to now moving up to 1.40m. He's a very careful consistent jumper and she has high hopes for him. He is a super horse with the nicest temperament, and was found for Olivia by Graham and Tina.
6 year old ultra careful chestnut mare by Contendro. She's been very consistent and up to date has an extremely good track record for her age. Following on from her success as a 4 year old, she has been carefully produced and now as a 6 year old has a handful of 1.30m double clears under her belt.
Olivia feels extremely privileged to have been supported by such a well known, highly reputable company and am proud to endorse their products. She looks forward to working with the new iTRee saddles.
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