Hannah Biggs

hannah biggsHannah is one of Britain’s leading lady dressage riders. She is an international Grand Prix competitor and a motivational and inspiring trainer of riders of all levels. She combines traditional and classic values with modern training ideals.

Born in Hong Kong, Hannah gained experience from a young age, riding a variety of ponies and horses. She enjoyed competing in every discipline, 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, Hannah gained valuable experience and knowledge from trainers at the very top of the sport of dressage. She worked with many well respected international trainers, at Catherston Stud with Jennie Loriston-Clarke and in Germany with Christilot Boylen, Udo Lange and Georg Theodurescu. She now trains with European Gold Medallist and Olympic Dressage Rider Emile Faurie.

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 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!

Hannah has been a member of the World Class Development Squad since 2010 and has been reselected onto the squad for 2013-2015. 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.

 

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Vital Statistics

  • DISCIPLINE: Dressage
  • HEIGHT: 5' 8"
  • FIRST HORSE OR PONY: Nice Fellow (Fella) 14hh Tb X Exmoor
  • FIRST MAJOR COMPETITION WIN All of them! Every win is significant
  • BEST CAREER MOMENT: Being picked for GB 2013 Nations Cup Squad
  • HOBBIES: Apart from producing horses then eating, drinking and socialising with my friends!