Glamour girl Katie Price and actor Martin Clunes have become the first members of the new British Eventing Gold Medal Club.

The new Gold Medal Club, launched last Thursday (29 January), aims to boost the popularity of the sport and reach out to a wider audience.

It will offer exclusive behind-the-scenes-tours to top event yards, training tips and course walks with international riders — starting with a visit to West Sussex to see Tina Cook.

The money raised from membership will be used to help the future of the sport as well as supporting current British Eventing teams.

A spokesman from British Eventing told H&H: “It’s an all encompassing club — aimed at the die-hard fans as well as the people who perhaps only go to a couple of events a year.

“The money will go towards the running of the sport, the organising of events and training. The more money raised the more it can benefit the sport — from the 80cm classes to advanced and Olympic level.”

Katie Price said: “I think it’s great that British Eventing are raising awareness for equestrianism in the run up to the Olympics.”

And Martin Clunes added: “My family all adore horses and I must admit they have also grown on me! When we are all together, riding and horses are central to our lives and we love watching the thrills of eventing, so I am delighted to support the Gold Medal Club.”