From an infant HOYS debutant to a pint-sized 11-year-old medallist on a 17.1hh, this clutch of young riders are punching above their weight, says Becky Murray
Pony-mad children often have lofty aspirations. Alas, for many of us, these never come to fruition – or certainly not at the precocious age we dream of. But there are some riders who do climb to the top of their discipline at an early stage, be it competing at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), representing their country or riding at one of the greatest festival meetings.
H&H meets five young riders flying high, to hear about their early success, the horses and ponies who’ve made them, and their continuing ambition.
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