Sunday 28th of February 2021
Showjumping

Skelton trains Pendleton and Dettori for Olympia

Two time Olympic Gold Medallist Victoria Pendleton will compete in showjumping in the Markel Champions Challenge in aid of The Injured Jockeys Fund at Olympia on Friday 16th December.

 

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The challenge sees a team of jump jockeys headed by Richard Johnson take on a team of flat jockeys headed by racing icon Frankie Dettori, with Pendleton riding for the former’s side after her remarkable fifth place at Cheltenham Festival earlier this year.

 

In preparation for the event, both Pendleton and Dettori are being trained by Rio 2016 Showjumping Gold Medal winner Nick Skelton.

All three spoke to Rupert Bell earlier, with Skelton also reflecting on a magical year in which he is hoping to be nominated for BBC Sports Personality Of The Year later on this evening.

Listen below:

Victoria Pendleton

Nick Skelton

Frankie Dettori

 

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