Piggy French

top British event rider Piggy French

Event rider Piggy French first represented Britain at championship level in 2001 at the young rider European Championships, where she won a team gold medal. Since then she has had great success internationally clocking good placings across the levels, including winning her first five-star title at Badminton 2019.

In 2011 Piggy secured an individual silver medal at the senior European Championships, which followed on from her senior team debut at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. She has also represented Britain at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, finishing 10th individually and winning team gold, and the 2017 European Eventing Championships at Strzegom in Poland.

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.