Five minutes with: Event rider Willa Newton *H&H Plus*

Willa is a junior and young rider team gold medallist in eventing and won individual silver at the young rider European Championships in 2011 with Neelix. She finished eighth at Burghley in 2018 on Chance Remark and won the eight- and nine-year-old CIC3* (now CCI4*-S) at Blenheim in 2016 on Caja 20.

What’s the best or last book you’ve read?
My cousin James Taylor’s autobiography, Cut Short. James played cricket for England before his career was cut short when a serious heart condition forced him to retire. His journey and story are amazing – he’s a true sportsman with incredible strength of character.

What are your favourite tunes for a road-trip?
I’m a real mixed bag in terms of music taste – it ranges from George Ezra to the old classics of Dolly Parton, Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon.