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Mary King's season comes to an end

We catch up with Nedz sponsored rider Mary King to find out how her season has come to an end...

“It was strange going to Burghley without having a horse as I rarely go to an event that I am not riding at, however it was all for a good cause as I was launching my new book! It was a busy but great 4 days meeting lots of people and doing signings. If you haven’t already got a copy you can order yours here.”

“Back from Burghley and it was straight on to Benheim with Emily, where she was doing her first CCI*** with Brookleigh – I was chief groom! It was an exciting week and typically highlighted the ups and downs for Emily. She did a fantastic test to be second overall going in to cross country. This was very special for her being the first ever event at this level. However Poor Emily and Brookleigh had the shock of their lives when they had a fall at fence 2. It was an arc of bins and Emily didn’t do anything wrong and Brookleigh just got a bit distracted and didn’t quite jump high enough so stumbled over it and kept stumbling down. It was a shock for both of them!”

“We came back from Blenheim and went off to Pontispool which was a real confidence boost for Emily when she won and came second in the OIU21 class with Charlemagne and Zara. I took King’s Choice (Lottie) and did the Intermediate Novice and she jumped fantastically for a low placing.”

“Then we went on to Gatcombe Horse Trials where Emily had double entered her horses from Pontispool, because it was too soon to run them again she just did dressage, show jumping and the first few cross country fences to give them a last run before Osberton 3 day which is coming up. I had an unfortunate tumble at Gatcombe, which was my last event of the season, however we have been cross country schooling since so ended the year on a positive note. I guess it has been 14 months since I last had a fall so I was due one!”

“We are off to Ireland this weekend to look for some young horses as both Emily and I have owners looking to find some talented youngsters. I also have my three homebred 4 year olds back in work now in preparation for their first events next year. They are very smart so I am excited about their futures!”