I started riding when I was two years old because my mum was advised by my physio that it would help my balance, due to the fact that I have cerebral palsy. My first pony was a Shetland called Diana, who was followed by Poppy – he was handed down to my sisters who ride.
I joined Pony Club and the RDA at Clwyd SRC, and attended my first RDA nationals on Aaron, a palomino pony. I was on the front page of the magazine the following year in a tweed jacket. That’s when I got the bug for dressage and also competed with BYRD's Wales team.
I have made many friends along the way, including Tess Chew, Janet Horswill and my current coach/mentor Sophie Wells, all of whom have made a positive contribution to my riding and results to date.
Chico is my second horse but was the one that got me noticed. He and Sophie, my coach and support rider, have a special relationship with each other because he finds it funny to start warming up looking like a llama.
I have a special relationship with fellow World Class rider Izzy Palmer because we are the young ones on the programme, and we enjoy sharing our experiences and supporting each other.
I enjoy baking and spending time with my French bulldog Billy, who accompanies me everywhere, but he isn't popular in the wagon because he snores loudly.