Harriet (28) and Will (31) tied the knot on Friday 26 October in front of 240 guests, which included the great and the good from equestrian sport.
They met out hunting three years ago and Will popped the question in January, by laying a trail of clues that led to a stunning diamond ring under Harriet’s pillow.
“I had no idea,” said Harriet. “He is quite a joker and I never imagined he was about to propose!”
Even with a large wedding to organise horses still came first and the couple decided to wed on a Friday, so it wouldn’t clash with racing or hunting. However, Harriet admitted she enjoyed swapping her jods for a dress on the big day.
“It was quite a different look for me, but I really liked being pampered and made to feel so special,” she said.
The couple are now off on a two-week honeymoon to Indonesia, which Will booked himself and kept as a surprise until they got hitched.
“All he said was to pack for hot weather, but also bring a pair of trousers and a jumper!” Harriet laughed.
Harriet and Will are a formidable couple on the equestrian scene – and highly respected riders in their chosen sport. Major wins for Harriet include the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Hickstead in 2017 and the British Speed Derby in 2016 and 2017. She has also come second in the Hickstead Derby three times with the much-loved A Touch Imperious – earning her the moniker the Derby Bridesmaid! But now she is finally the bride…
Will trained with Paul Nicholls and was Champion Amateur Jockey for six years, only breaking his run last year when he came second. He also has his own yard where he breaks and pre-trains racehorses.