Eventing is in Ginny’s blood. She learnt to ride before she could walk and has been part of a Pony Club family from birth, attending the Heythrop Hunt Pony Club events with her brother and sister. Her competitive career started when she was 10 on her talented but rather tricky pony Rosie. This has made Ginny the rider she is today. As a gifted rider, Ginny has had a number of highlights in her career so far and has been shortlisted for various British teams, all on home produced horses.

Ginny’s step up into 3 and 4* eventing was made with Cavort. He was brought on by Ginny from intermediate to their first 4* at the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials. At the age of 21 she was one of Badminton’s youngest riders to ever compete at this level. They had a fantastic clear round cross-country and finished above many of the top Olympic riders.

In the build up to Badminton, as a combination, Ginny and Covort were on the Young Rider British Team in 2007 and in 2008 selected for the final trial. However, it was felt better to head to Blenheim CCI***.

Eventing is a high risk sport and accidents happen. Sadly in 2009 Ginny lost her top horse Cavort in an accident at Gatcombe. This was the lowest point in her career but it has made her a stronger person, and even more determined to succeed at the top level.

"I have been fortunate enough to have had many wonderful horses come into my care over the years. Some less orthodox for the sport of eventing, but I take pride in myself and my team for producing horses to top level without huge financial backing and on horses that really shouldn't have made it!

"Going on to compete at a further two 5* competitions, on a particularly tricky horse in the dressage that then qualified for Badminton following a competitive 18th result at Pau 5*, was just amazing.

"Then a small but mighty 16hh Irish pocket rocket who had the heart of a lion came into the team. Completing many double clears at 4*, he was then sold by his owners to show a young rider the ropes.

"More recently, an Irish hunter type that exceeded every expectation springs to mind, who also went on to compete internationally and many 4* and Advanced events.

"My ultimate aim is to fulfil every horse's potential, whatever the level. Yes I would love to have another 5* string and be back at Badminton riding, not just for Media reporting, but in the meantime the young horses I currently ride are the best I've ridden. My breeding project is going from strength to strength and the young horses really are looking top class. 

"I have fantastic pupils that I coach and seeing them achieve their goals is so rewarding. So, the future is very exciting for them and myself.

"Ultimately, to fund the future, I do need to sell some of the gorgeous well bred young horses. So, if you are in the market for a talented, well produced and not rushed British bred young horse, do get in contact."

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