I have the honour of being one of the longest standing and oldest members of the LVRC.
After begging my parents for years to have riding lessons I started riding weekly at the age of 11 at my local stables.
I’m Helen, and I’ve ridden with LVRC for about three years.
I love LVRC because of the buzz of enthusiasm and variety of events we organise. We’re a group of kick-ass horse lovers who really support and encourage each other.
Like many people I rode as a child - I used to ride horses at our local police station. Then school/life got in the way.
I started horse riding way too late for my liking – at 11 – as I had to beg my mom every single day (she's really scared of horses). And one day she said yes! Best day of my life!
I started having riding lessons as a teenager; a surprise birthday gift from my mother (£3 per hour!).
A latecomer to riding I’ve since made up for it by riding all sorts of beasts on all five continents!
I’m Virginia and I have been riding at Lee Valley for about 10 years.
I began riding at my local riding centre in the North East of Scotland when I was 11.
Growing up in a bush suburb on the outskirts of Sydney, my obsession with horses started early - around aged two.
I hacked with a local riding school on the Isle of Wight as a child.
I've been riding since I was 8 and had ponies as a young teenager - tearing around the moors in Lancashire and competing in local gymkhanas.