Jane Holderness-Roddam has been appointed the new patron of the Side Saddle Association (SSA).

Mrs Holderness-Roddam was the first British woman to ride in an Olympic three-day event in Mexico in 1968 where she won team gold. She owns West Kington Stud in Wiltshire.

Mrs Holderness-Roddam said: “It is a great honour to have been asked. I started riding side-saddle when I was three years old. As an SSA member for most of my life I’m very much looking forward to the role and meeting other members.”

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (10 April, ’08)