Emily to ride for GB

Emily King competing on Loxley

Emily King competing on Loxley - Credit: Archant

Rising eventing star Emily King says she is honoured to have been picked to represent Great Britain on the European stage.

The 19-year-old daughter of Olympic silver medallist Mary King will join the team for the European Young Rider Championships in August - in just her first year of being eligible.

Emily, who is based near Sidmouth, said her selection tops off a successful few months, which included a third place at Chatsworth International Horse Trials, where she took home the best under-25 prize against some of the world’s top riders.

She said: “I’m over the moon.

“I’m honoured to be picked to represent Great Britain.


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“It’s my first year of competing at young rider level [for 19 to 21-year olds] so it’s really exciting to be selected in my first year.

“We literally had our final trial last week and then the team was announced.

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“I have been selected on Loxley. He has been very consistent with results – we will hopefully go out there with a good chance.”

Emily will travel to Strzegom, Poland, to compete and says her family will be there to support her.

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