Jane Holderness-Roddam to carry the Olympic flame

  • British Eventing president and Olympic eventer Jane Holderness-Roddam is among equestrians chosen as an official Olympic Torchbearers for the London Games.

    Jane will carry the torch through her local area of Shurdington, Glos, on 23 May.

    She was the first woman to represent Britain in eventing at an Olympic Games when she and Our Nobby came home with team Gold from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.

    Other riders carrying the flame include 12-year-old Darrell Harpur from Derry, Northern Ireland, who will do the duty on 3 June.

    Darrell is a keen rider who has twice taken part in the Riding for the Disabled Association’s (RDA) national championships.

    Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, of 7 Para, Royal Horse Artillery, who lost both legs in Afghanistan in 2007, will also carry the flame.

    The 27-year-old will do the honours in Pontefract on 25 June

    And 73-year-old Mo Shearing, who has been an RDA instructor on the Isle of Man for 40 years, will carry the flame on 2 June.

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