Hannah is one of Britain’s leading dressage riders. She is an international Grand Prix competitor and a motivational and inspiring trainer, combining traditional and classic values with modern training ideals. She is a UKCC level 3 qualified coach and a List 2 trainee judge.
Born in Hong Kong, Hannah gained experience riding a variety of ponies and horses. She enjoyed competing across all disciplines, participated in Pony Club activities and tasted her first international dressage success at the age of 13 on her ex –racehorse Fort Knox. Since moving back to the UK in 1997, she has worked with many respected international trainers; Jennie Loriston-Clarke, Emile Faurie, Conrad Schumacher and in Germany with Christilot Boylen, Udo Lange and Georg Theodurescu. She is based at Brook Farm in Dorset and now trains with Carl Hester.
Hannah has represented Great Britain on Junior, Young Rider and Senior Teams at the European Championships and Nations Cup shows. She has many Young Horse, Regional and National championship titles and has competed very successfully abroad at many top level international shows, up to 5* team competitions and World Cup events. These include Olympia CDI-W, Amsterdam CDI-W, Aachen CDIO5*, Weisbaden CDI4* and many other CDI3*’s around the world, from Hickstead to Sydney. She was shortlisted for the London 2012 Olympics, the 2013 European Championships in Herning and the 2015 European Championships in Aachen.
Hannah has been a member of the World Class Development Squad since 2010 and has been reselected for the squad for 2015-2017. This programme is lottery funded through UK Sport and is designed to select and support talented riders and combinations that have the ability to deliver medal winning performances on the world stage for Great Britain. She also experienced the 2012 Olympics as part of the BOA Ambition Programme, which focuses on preparing athletes to compete at future Olympic Games. It aims to provide personal development and inspiration to the participants and produce a performance legacy for Team GB from the London 2012 Olympic Games.