Mary King

Good Luck Mary
The horses are all back in work now…doing their initial roadwork.
Jodie Rorke and Emma Moore my 2 wonderful grooms are having fun
clipping, mane and tail pulling, and trimming them…. transforming them
all from hairy mammoths to sleek event horses!

I have an exciting new horse in my yard called Chilli Morning. He is an
advanced event stallion who has been produced by Nick Gauntlett up to
four star level. Chris Stone, Chilli’s owner, asked if I would event him
this year and I jumped at the opportunity. He is a stallion that I have
admired for a number of years, so much so that I used him to cover Kings
Temptress 3 years ago and now have two 2 yr old geldings by him!

Plan A for my advanced horses this year are to aim Apache Sauce and
Chilli Morning for Badminton CCI****, and Imperial Cavalier and Kings
Temptress (my 2 main Olympic hopes) for Chatsworth CIC***.
MHS King Joules and Cavalier Venture my 2 younger horses will continue
their education aiming for Houghton Hall CCI** and CCI* respectively.

Since Christmas I have been lecturing/teaching in USA, did 2 days
filming at home by an American film crew who are making a documentary,
and squeezed in a few days skiing with my family in Switzerland over the
New Year (thank goodness came home unscathed!). I opened a new indoor
riding school at Bicton College and Emily and I did a demo. So there is
plenty going on, but I am looking forward to the horses getting a bit
fitter so I can start their serious training!

Best wishes

Mary

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About Mary King

Mary King went to her first Badminton in 1985, finishing in seventh place, and finally won the event in 1992 with her horse, King William. She later won the event again in 2000 with Star Appeal. In 2001, whilst exercising horses at her home, she had a fall which broke her neck. However, less than a year later she was back at the top of the sport recording top ten placings at major international events including a 3rd placing at Burghley Four Star on her great campaigner King Solomon III. She has won four team gold medals at World Equestrian Games and European Championships. She has been British Champion four times, more than anyone to date. King has also represented Britain in five Olympic Games: 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. She was in the Olympic team for 2008 with Call Again Cavalier who has since died, but taking Imperial Cavalier as reserve, as they moved into third place with team bronze. The three day event is being held in Hong Kong rather than Beijing. She married Alan King (known as David King) in 1995 and lives with him and their two children, Emily and Freddie, in Salcombe Regis, Devon. Current Horses Imperial Cavalier (by Cavalier Royale out of Gene Pool) Apache Sauce (by Endoli out of Saucy Secret) Fernhill Urco (by Corrado-Fly out of Orli) King Albert (by Mayhill out of Kings Gem) Kings Fancy (by Rock King out of Kings Mistress, full sister to Kings Gem) Kings Temptress (by Primitive Rising out of Kings Mistress) Kings Rock (by Primitive Rising out of Kings Fancy)

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