Reserve: Lara Griffith
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 has 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 nine years, and Andretti H, with whom she was the British Dressage reserve National Champion with in 2012.
Mentored and coached by 2012 Olympian Laura Tomlinson, Lara and Rufus have been enjoying some great results at Grand Prix on the international circuit this year which included a dream debut at the legendary Aachen CHIO and two runners up places at the recent Cappeln CDI4*.