Here at Fetlox we support Riders who are as passionate about their sport and horses as we are. We are proud to have on board the two fantastic ambitious riders.
Charlotte Walker - Showjumper
I’ve always had a love for horses and started riding around the age of 3 years old. I eventually persuaded my parents to invest in a pony when I was 9. From that day onwards, there wasn’t a weekend spent at home but rather at horse shows.
My greatest passion was showjumping and that is what I followed on to horses. For my 21st birthday, my grandparents surprised me by buying a 4 year old that came to me to sell. I had many successes with him including a 6th at Horse Of The Year Show.
Another horse I had plenty of success on was Warners King who was produced by Johanna Hedburg before I bought him, we went on to win a puissance clearing 2.10m. Alongside showjumping, I started a breeding programme where I have an exciting string of youngstock at various ages.
I'm now based and train with Adrian Speight, which sees me compete a 6 year old for him. Just recently we won the International CSI YH 6 year old class at Chard, 2nd CSI1* and a win in the final at Keysoe International.
Follow Charlotte on Instagram @charlottewalkershowjumper
Olive Nicholls - Event Rider & Point 2 Point Jockey
I'm a 16 year old Event Rider & Amateur P2P Jockey based just outside Lambourn. I've been involved in horses my whole life getting my first pony age 2 - Oakey.
I started race riding when I turned 16 in December and have just won the novice riders championship. I am also busy eventing with two horses competing at Intermediate with the hope to move up the grades.
Although I hate having favourites my stand out was my pony was Basil who despite only being 14.2 he took me from starting eventing to going double clear round my first Intermediate.
Follow Olive on instagram @olivenicholls_
Sienna Anderson - Amateur Rider
I began riding when I was 12, living in inner city London can be difficult to find riding centres and also expensive. I first started with Saddles Riding Centre in Bexley and then during the covid lockdown I filled my free time with volunteering at Mottingham Farm Riding Centre.
My ambition is to be a jockey. In 2021 I applied to 'Riding A Dream Academy' who were running the year long Khadijah Mellah Scholarship Programme. Riding A Dream Academy support young talented riders from underprivileged backgrounds and urban equestrian centres to get involved with British Horse Racing. I was fortunate to be accepted and began my scholarship in August 2021. I am now focused on acheiving my dream of being a Champion Flat Jockey.
My inspirations are Grace McEntee female apprentice jockey and Hollie Doyle. My favourite loan horse is Prince, a scruffy looking cob who never fails to make me laugh.
Follow Sienna's journey on Instagram @equinesienna.x
Josie Smailes - 4 STAR Eventer & IRONMAN Athlete
Josie began riding at the age of 10 with loan ponies as neither parents were horsey. Her passion for riding stemmed from her desire to become a vet. Josie now has 2 horses - 4 Star Eventer Archie whom she has owned for 7 years and produced herself and Olive who is a recent addition to the team and hopes to step up to 3 star this year.
Josie juggles her Eventing with Ironman competition and travels the world competing in this gruelling sport. Josie is a totally focused athlete and is an excellent ambassador for equestrians - who continue to push themselves in all aspects of sport.
Follow Josie Smailes @team.smailes