Date of birth: 11/10/1977
Sharon and Tankers Town earnt their position as first reserve for the British squad at the World Equestrian Games with sixth place at Badminton last year. She was called up when Pippa Funnell’s ride Primmore’s Pride couldn’t make it to the Games and finished ninth, the second best British placing.
Sharon withdrew Tankers Town when lying 14th equal after the dressage at Badminton, but went on to lead the dressage and finish fifth in the World Cup qualifier at Chatsworth.
The pair were then in the British team for the new CICO*** competition in Aachen, where they finished 11th to clinch their spot in the squad for this year’s European Championships at Pratoni del Vivaro (13-16 September).
But Sharon had to withdraw Tankers Town from the squad when he suffered from bruised feet in the middle of August, meaning he would miss vital fitness work.
Sharon’s parents do not ride, but she is based at their home near Bury St Edmunds. She has produced nearly all her team of horses from youngsters herself.