10 Inspirational figures in the equestrian world you should follow
Are you a Twitter addict who thinks in hashtags and dreams of retweets? Or does the @ sign still puzzle you, but you’re happy to have a scroll while you’re waiting for your farrier to arrive?
Either way, there are some equestrians you’d be foolish not to follow. From riders at the top of their game to those just starting out on the international circuit, and one or two in between, we’ve picked 10 that will keep you entertained and in the loop. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, too: @AnimakUK
Carl Hester, dressage rider @HesterDressage
The youngest British rider ever to take part in an Olympic games - Carl has won numerous titles and medals throughout his illustrious career, including a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics with the UK dressage team.
Tim Stockdale, show jumper @iamtimstickdale
Tim has represented Great Britain on numerous occasions, the first being in 1988 and he has gone on to represent us over 50 times in Nations’ cup teams.
William Fox-Pitt, eventer @foxpitteventing
In 2011 he gained the distinction of being the first rider to win five different events. He won an Olympic team silver in both the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Laura Tomlinson, dressage rider @Laurab_dressage
Became the youngest British dressage champion at the tender age of 20. She struck gold in 2012 by winning the Dressage event at the Olympic Games in London with Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin. Laura was awarded a MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for her outstanding services to Equestrianism.
Charlotte Dujardin, dressage rider @CSJDujardin
No list of inspirational Equine figures would be complete without this remarkable woman, Charlotte Dujardin.Charlotte is the current holder of the complete set of individual elite dressage titles, she is the first and only rider to ever hold all of these illustrious titles.
Clare Balding, broadcaster @clarebalding
A British national treasure — keep up to date whether she’s reporting on racing, eventing, tennis… or going for a ramble.
Bruce Haskell, eventer @kiwieventer
Kiwi eventer based in Oxfordshire. Currently president of the Event Riders Association International.
Emily Llewellyn, eventer @Emily_Llewellyn
Surrey-based eventer, aged 26, who is the only rider to have ridden on 8 consecutive Youth European Championship Teams.
Scott Brash, showjumper @scott_brash
One of the most successful showjumpers of all time and a relative newbie to the world of Twitter.