Sophie started riding at the age of 5 years old, having grown up around horses. She recalls always being keen to ride and having loved being around horses, even when her first pony bucked her off regularly.

After a great 2017 season, Sophie has also started 2018 off with a bang with her small but strong string of horses, and will be gaining confidence at Novice / 1* level before seeing what the latter part of the season has in store…

Sophie’s tip: Don’t always take the easy route in life, the harder the horse is to ride the better you will become, but you have to stick with it and give it time.