I'm Felicity Collins and I compete professionally in the sport of eventing. Having sat on (or rather, been plonked on!) a horse for the first time at 9 days old, and with a top level event rider as a parent, I have had a life around horses since birth. It has always been an ambition to follow in my mother’s footsteps, and having now built up a lovely string of horses, I hope it will happen in the not too distant future!
My most notable results would have to be becoming U21 national champion in 2017, and being a counting score for the bronze medal winning GB team at both the junior European Championships in Italy in 2016, and the young rider European Championships in 2017, in Ireland. Winning Aldon 3*S in 2017 and coming 9th at Camphire CCI4*-L in Ireland on my debut at this level in 2018 would also be highlights, as well as jumping double clear at Blenheim Palace CCI4*-L later that autumn, and qualifying for Badminton horse trials. I was also back on the podium again at Houghton young rider championships CCI3*-L in 2018, with a 3rd place.
Heading my team of current horses is RSH Contend’Or (owned by Avrina Milton and Team Collins), or Mickey to his friends, who although now 10 years old, spends most of his time acting like a cheeky 4 year old! Luckily, he never lets me down when it really matters. His girlfriend, Just Amazing III (owned by my mum Vicky Collins), is a mare we bred and I even witnessed being born 12 years ago – so we have been on an incredible journey together. Glasker Sweet Clover (owned by Caroline Crowther) completes my trio of 4* horses, he goes by the name of Shane and has very floppy ears and likes to stick his tongue out and squeal very loudly to show his excitement...he’s great entertainment value! Luckily he is also very talented once on the job. I also have the very greedy but very cool pocket rocket I am doing young riders with, called Big Owl, although the irony is, he is tiny! You’d have to spell that out for him though, because he definitely thinks he’s a lot bigger. Rounding off the team are a couple of lovely 6 year olds called Nina VH (Owned by Avrina Milton and Team Collins) Iede CVN (owned by Caroline Crowther), and a 5 year old I own myself called Jaytana. They are showing such promise to be my future superstars so remember those names for Paris 2024 and beyond! I then have some really nice unbacked youngsters, from foals to 4 year olds, who will be the next batch to come through the yard and begin their competitive careers once they’re old enough.
When I'm not with horses or have spare time around doing admin, which is extremely rare, I like to catch up on sleep, and my favorite series on Netflix.