About

Arabella Clegg

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I am 21 years of age and have been competing in British Eventing since 2006, I am now in my second year of full time eventing after leaving school in 2010. In 2011 I was head girl at Bullimore Eventing, riding and grooming horses from 3 year olds to Advanced.

Riding has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started in showing aged 2 with a lovely Welsh pony my mother bought from Stow Fair for £50, he gave me my first taste of success, winning lots of lead rein classes.

I then started showjumping, hunter trialing and hunting, and at the age of 12 we brought my first event pony. As a member of the Old Berkshire pony club I represented them up to senior level showjumping and eventing.

Since then I have produced two event horses up to Advanced and CCI**. and trained with the Junior and Young rider teams.

Looking to the future I plan to produce more horses through the eventing ranks, represent Great Britain on teams and achieve my ultimate goal of competing at Badminton.

I am the youngest of three children, my sister works full time in racing, also training and riding two point to pointers. My brother studied at Bristol University and now works in the City.

In November of 2011 I had a freak accident which in the early stages looked like I may not ride again. As to this day I have no idea what happened, but I was out hacking and then two days later I woke from an induced coma in intensive care.

I had fallen on the road and landed on my head sustaining a bleed in the brain and frontal lobe damage.

I am now fully recovered and fitter than ever before! Returning to the saddle with a win in a Novice at the South Of England in April.

I understand the level of commitment and hard work that is required to ride and win at the highest level, and I believe I have the talent and drive to succeed.

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