Sharon Hunt, British event rider

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Born in 1977, Sharon was a fairly late starter in eventing, only beginning competing in her late teens.

She sprang to prominence through her super partnership with the chestnut Tankers Town, with sixth place at Badminton in 2006 earning her an individual spot for Britain at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen that year, where she finished ninth.

Sharon was selected for the following year’s European Championships but missed out when Tankers Town suffered from bruised feet. The pair bounced back with fifth at Badminton in 2008 and subsequently represented Britain at the Olympic Games in Hong Kong, winning team bronze.

Sharon used to be based at her parents’ home in Suffolk, near Bury St Edmunds, but she moved to Bedgebury, Kent, for the start of the 2010 season. She has since moved back to Suffolk.

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Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk