This is a very embarrassing story but when I was about 12 my friend had a fancy dress party and we had to go as our idols. I went as John Whitaker! Even from a young age he has been such an inspiration and to now be able to compete at the same shows at him on the Longines Global Champions Tour (in different sections but he’s still there!) is like a childhood dream come true!
When Nick Skelton won his Individual Gold Medal in Rio, that was a fairytale. He has been through so much to get to that historic achievement.
I have a huge amount of respect for all the riders at the top level. I know how much determination, dedication and hard work it has taken me to get to my level, and what they do is a completely different league!
They all inspire me to try and do the best I can with my riding.