Rider 4 – Jane Lee, North Yorkshire
Jane Lee, from North Yorkshire has qualified for the first time in the BE100 Mitsubishi Motors Cup on her nine year old horse called Georgeous. She had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma aged 32 and was given less than six months (now in the year of her 51st Birthday). She got a horse to enjoy some normality with no intention of doing more than hacking, yet joined BE aged 43 and got her horse from an allotment as a three year old not knowing anything about him.
Jane won the British Riding Club Horse Trials Open Team Championship last year at Swalcliffe and had to compete in three Mitsubishi Motors Cup Regional Finals until she finally qualified at Norton Disney. Jane has only ever been to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton International Horse Trials once and can’t wait to be able to drive through the gates to Badminton.
Do you have a secret superstition before a competition?
No I’ve tried to get rid of them all!
What do you never leave home without?
My horse George!
Which is your favourite discipline?
Cross country – the exhilaration and adrenalin and the feeling when you have finished.
Who inspires you?
The people I train with as they have come from very different backgrounds, Vicki and Charlie Dennis.