Kate is an international event rider based at the family run Meridian Stud, in Lambourn. Since dedicating herself to eventing full time in 2006, Kate has been reaping the rewards of her hard work. As a combination, she and Fernhill Now or Never – produced by Kate to 5* level – have campaigned at the very best international competitions including Étoiles de Pau, Luhmühlen and Badminton.
Growing up Kate followed in her mother Ruth’s footsteps, taking to riding at an early age. She commenced her competitive career aged 11 from the family’s Yorkshire base and continued to pursue her passion when they relocated to the US a few years later. Stateside, Kate represented her pony club at the national championships several times and made her mark in the New Jersey State Junior League. She was also lucky enough to train with some of the best the US has to offer including Anne Kursinsky and George Morris.
The family returned to the UK in 2000 and Kate went on to gain a BSc in Equine Science at Moreton Morell. In 2006 Meridian Stud was established and along with her mother Ruth, Kate developed a successful breeding programme resulting in a top selection of horses across all levels.