Travelling Reserve: Lara Griffith
Lara comes from a ‘horsey’ background, with her father previously serving in the Kings Troop whilst her mother, a former rider, currently is the Lead Discipline Co-ordinator for the World Class Podium Potential squad.
After joining her local Pony Club, Vale of Aylesbury, she began to concentrate on dressage with her pony Mr Sparrow, and joined the British Young Riders Dressage Scheme. Lara competed at Junior and Young Rider level for Great Britain, whilst working alongside Emile Faurie. In 2010, on the completion of her equine science degree she went to ride for the Bechtolsheimer’s. During her time there she was given the opportunity to ride Rufus, who she has been working with now for the past five years, and Andretti H, with whom she was the British Dressage reserve National Champion with in 2012.
Mentored by 2012 Olympian Laura Tomlinson, Lara and Rufus have been enjoying some great results at Grand Prix on the international circuit this year.