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Equine 22Oct 2015

Switching saddles - Pendleton shares words of wisdom at Hartpury

Switching saddles - Pendleton shares words of wisdom at Hartpury

After swapping one saddle for another, jump jockey convert Victoria Pendleton visited Hartpury College to inspire a room full of British Equestrian Federation guests with her story.

Pendleton wowed a room full of people as she took them through her journey to the top as a world champion before her move into the equine world.

The double Olympic and nine-time world champion is hoping to make an appearance at Cheltenham Festival next year (2016) and has already begun work with National Hunt trainer Paul Nicholls as well as Team GB Eventing Performance Manager Yogi Breisner.

Pendleton was challenged by bookmaker Betfair as part of their ‘switching saddles’ campaign and only took up training in March before going on to complete a handful of races to date.

After being awarded her Category A licence, she headed to North Yorkshire to partner the Lawney Hill-trained Royal Etiquette in the Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders Handicap where she finished a close second.

Pendelton could make her debut in the point-to-point season in November at the meeting at Kenton, near Exeter, on Sunday, November 29, which marks the start of the 2015/16 season in Devon and Cornwall.

06 Dec 2016 Equine

Hartpury’s showjumping set to shine as stars prepare for spectacular

Big names from the British showjumping scene will be getting their eye in ahead of Olympia alongside some of Hartpury’s own riding talent at this year’s Showjumping Spectacular. 

30 Nov 2016 Equine

Hartpury research takes centre stage at national conference

Hartpury University Centre's equestrian sport experts were able to share their knowledge at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference yesterday.

29 Nov 2016 Equine

Saddle up for a sponsored ride with a difference on Margaret!

It’s a sponsored ride but not as you know it! Hartpury’s horse simulator, Margaret, will be riding through the night next week on a money-making mission for Spinal Research.

02 Nov 2016 Equine

Isabel and Bryn saddle up for Badminton Horse Trials

A dramatic dash to Broadway Horse Trials in Worcestershire resulted in a last minute Badminton qualification for equine student Isabel Benbow and her Welsh Cob pony, Brynithon Scorpion.