Piggy March (née French)

top British event rider Piggy French

Event rider Piggy March (née French) first represented Britain at championship level in 2001 at the young rider European Championships, where she won a team gold medal riding Flintlock in 2001 II.

Since then she has had great success internationally clocking good placings across the levels, including winning her first five-star title at Badminton Horse Trials 2019 riding Vanir Kamira.

Piggy made her senior championship debut at the 2009 European Championships in Fontainebleau, being called up from the reserve bench and going on to win individual silver with Some Day Soon.

She added to her medal tally with team bronze at the 2011 European Championships in Luhmühlen on Jakata, who was also her ride in an individual berth at the 2010 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Kentucky, USA.

In 2018, Piggy was a member of the gold medal-winning British team at the WEG in Tryon, USA, riding Quarrycrest Echo and the pair were also on the British team that took silver at the European Championships in Luhmühlen at year later.

Piggy’s real name is Georgina — Piggy is a childhood nickname she received after her sisters visited her in hospital shortly after her birth and decided she looked like Piglet in Winnie the Pooh, but it is the name she competes under and chooses to use in day-to-day life.

Piggy had her son, Max, in 2016 and married her long-term fiancé Tom March in June 2019, having invited guests to what was billed as a Badminton celebration party but turned out to be a wedding.