"I am 35 years of age and in my eight year as a professional rider. At 5ft I am a little short for my liking but I do not let it hinder my riding and my horses respect me. I believe that I have the attributes needed to get to the top of the sport – dedication, hard work, talent and enthusiasm. I am a perfectionist but I always strive to be honest and down to earth.

I know that to succeed in this sport a certain amount of 'luck' is required, but I do believe in making my own luck and creating opportunities. I have produced many of the horses I compete from scratch, providing them with the best education and ground work I can. Many of the horses that are sent to me are not particularly easy but I enjoy assessing behaviour and working with rather than against them.

In 2008 I was named as one of the 100 to watch for the following season in the Horse & Hound magazine. Due to the pressures of establishing my own yard and the sad early retirement of a couple of my best horses my eventing career was forced to take a back seat for a couple of seasons whilst I worked hard to set up a business I can be proud of.

For the last four years have been in the top ten British Eventing Foundation points riders and I have built up a team of super exciting and very classy horses. At the beginning of 2016 I made the decision to step back from the eventing scene and concentrate on Dressage and producing lovely ponies and 'Pickles Ponies' was born."