Mary King The Autobiography At the age of Mary King won a Team Bronze at the Beijing Olympics In her two Caveliers Call Again Cavalier and Imperial Cavalier she has two of the very best event horses in the world Mary Kings s

  • Title: Mary King: The Autobiography
  • Author: Mary King
  • ISBN: 9781409104780
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At the age of 47 Mary King won a Team Bronze at the Beijing Olympics In her two Caveliers Call Again Cavalier and Imperial Cavalier she has two of the very best event horses in the world Mary Kings s success in the world of eventing has been hard won She does not come from a privileged background Her first pony was the ancient cast off from the local vicar s childrenAt the age of 47 Mary King won a Team Bronze at the Beijing Olympics In her two Caveliers Call Again Cavalier and Imperial Cavalier she has two of the very best event horses in the world Mary Kings s success in the world of eventing has been hard won She does not come from a privileged background Her first pony was the ancient cast off from the local vicar s children and success with this pony gave her an iron will to succeed To support herself in the early days she had a variety of unglamorous jobs including butcher delivery rounds and cleaning out toilets in the local campsite Her talent was apparent from very early on and she first competed at Badminton in 1985, had her first win there on King William in 1992, and had her second on Star Appeal in 2000 Just when everything seemed to be going well she suffered a terrible fall in 2001 and broke her neck but she was back competing at the very top level the following year Mary King s story is fascinating and inspiring for anyone with an interest in equestrian sports.

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    1. It must have been around 15 years ago when I was invited by a work colleague to go to Burghley, we went on a Sunday (show jumping day) and I don't really remember seeing much of the horse riding, but there was a lot of looking round the shopping stalls. It was not until I changed jobs and was asked to help with designing the programme for the event that I returned (2003) on cross country day. I had such an enjoyable day and could not help but admire how brave the riders were for taking on jumps [...]

    2. Told in a straightforward slightly self-deprecating style, Mary's is truly an extraordinary story, and, has been remarked more than once, an illustration of the oft-cited adage that it's not how good you are - it's how much you want it. As a child she was self-confessedly 'hopeless - it took me a whole year to learn rising trot', but her single-minded pursuit of success from Pony Club to her dream of winning Badminton (and of course much, much more) is impressive. Before a combination of sponsor [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this book and found it inspirational and intriguing. It was interesting how Mary managed to start, accelerate and maintain her career from such a young age. It's a fascinating insight into the world of eventing and how precarious it can be for both the horse and rider. I was also intrigued about her thoughts on riding when expecting and how family life can be maintained in such a demanding job but it seems she just carried on regardless! I guess if riding is your day job, the ri [...]

    4. After seeing many interviews Mary has given over the years, this book is most definitely written in her voice, you can actually hear her speaking each line. I never realised that she struggled with results early in her career and was quite surprised, as anon-rider, to see that many horses would be put down for what sounded like minor injuries (I am sure that they were not)A thoroughly enjoyable book, would recommend it to anyone interested in Eventing, caught the bug through this years London 20 [...]

    5. Great book for anyone who loves horses and eventing. Tells how Mary made it against the odds, from a non-horsey background and managed to become one of the best known event riders we have had. A great read, that I didn't want to put down.

    6. An eye opener and I found it very interesting to find out how her career took off and began, and it really goes to show just how much work it takes to break into the equine world.

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