EMILY KING

Emily completed her first affiliated event at the age of 12 and represented Team GB when she was just 15 at the 2011 Junior European Championships. The following year she clinched her first individual European medal at the Junior European eventing championships in Strzegom where she won silver with Mr Hiho.

The daughter of eventing legend, Mary King wasted no time in proving herself a talented rider in her own right and enjoyed a bumper season in 2015. She was third in the CIC3* at Chatsworth with Brookleigh. She also won team gold in the Young Rider European championships in Strzegom and came second in the seven-year-old championships at Osberton with Dargun.

Emily made her 4* debut aged only 19 where she finished an impressive fourth at Pau Horse Trials 2015 with her faithful campaigner Brookleigh. They followed that with their first Badminton in 2016, were they dazzled the dressage judges to sit in second place behind Michael Jung after the first phase , just 2.4 penalties behind eventual winner. Sadly, their competition came to a premature end when the pair were eliminated due to a fall during the cross country at the penultimate fence. In 2018 she won her first international three-day event at Ballindenisk with Kings Rose a second-generation homebred mare out of her Mother’s former four-star mare Kings Temptress. 

Despite the interrupted 2020 season Emily still recorded five wins, including two at Intermediate level aboard new ride Valmy Biats at Cholmondeley Castle and Richmond. They now have their sights set on the 2021 National Under 25 Championship. 

Having previously been based on the family yard in Devon, Emily moved north to Cheshire to be based with her boyfriend and fellow Team GB rider Sam Ecryod, in 2018. Hafod Stables are located 15 miles from Chester and offers a wide range of facilities as well as great access to the northern eventing circuit.

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