Mary King (GBR)

Mary King (GBR)

Discipline - Eventing

Hometown - Sidmouth

Number of years riding - 48

Main career accomplishments to date:

  • • 6 x Olympian
  • • 6 gold medals at World and European Championships
  • • 4 x British Open champion
  • • Winner of Badminton, Burghley and Kentucky 4*

Tell us about your first horse/pony

His name was Butterboy. I got him when I was 12. He was young but we went on and got into Pony Club teams and had lots of success together.

How did you get started in your discipline?

Through the Pony Club.

Mentor/idol when growing up?

Lucinda Green

Proudest career moment?

Winning Badminton.

Why do you ride?

I”ve always loved it.

If you weren”t a professional rider, what would you be?

A professional tennis player.

Favourite holiday destination?

Anywhere hot with sea, good food and hardly any people!

How do you unwind?


Do you have a good luck charm, and if so, what is it?


Favourite Ariat product?

My Ariat Bromonts. Insulated in the winter and non-insulated during the warmer months!