Emily King (GBR)

Discipline - Eventing

Hometown - Sidmouth, Devon

Number of years riding - 13

Main career accomplishments to date:

  • • Junior European silver medallist
  • • U21 national champion
  • • 3rd in the Advanced at Festival of British Eventing
  • • 6th & best U25 at Barbary CIC***
 

Tell us about your first horse/pony

Solly - he was a 25-year-old, 13.2hh pony who was just great. Far from a push button pony, if you didn”t ride him well enough he'd stop or run out, but if you did ride well he was awesome!

How did you get started in your discipline?

I used to help my mum around the yard when I was tiny.

Mentor/idol when growing up?

My mum!! Andrew Nicholson and Ben Maher.

Proudest career moment?

U21 national champion when I was 17.

Why do you ride?

I love it!

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

Pro surfer.

Favourite holiday destination?

Botswana - Macatoo Horseback Safari.

How do you unwind?

Catch up with friends.

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

No

Favourite Ariat product?

The Ariat Monaco Tall Boots are my favourite.