Laura is 20 and is currently based in North Yorkshire. She was introduced to eventing age 11 on her pony, Ottava Rima, who was 5 at the time, and finished their time together reaching the 2012 British Eventing European Ponies Squad as first reserve, also winning the Best Home Produced Pony prize at the British Ponies Championship.
Laura moved onto horses and joined the Juniors eventing programme on her mum’s hunting horse, Gollie Gosh, and took him from BE90 to CCI* within a single season and making the Junior Europeans long list in 2014. Now in the Young Riders Programme, Laura has moved onto her current rides, 12 year old, BoxTree And 1 and Bob Cotton Bandit. Laura hopes for similar successes.
Outside of her eventing life, Laura is studying for a Law degree at the University of Manchester.
Principus Studios and BoxTree Media are delighted to sponsor Laura into the 2017 season.
Dee Hankey based, with her husband, eventer, Hayden, at their Chequers Sports Horses Yard in Cheshire, rides and competes professionally at the highest level of eventing. Currently enjoying top-level successes with Chequers Playboy (Dutch-bred by Kennedy), or Kenny, as he’s known at home, Dee, in partnership with Hayden, also brings on and sells young horses and prides herself on always finding the right horse for the right rider, taking time to understand their needs and abilities.
Dee also trains and regularly runs riding clinics at their base in Cheshire. For more information, please see www.teamhankey.co.uk.
Principus Studios and BoxTree Media are delighted to sponsor Dee into the 2017 season.