Mary King: The Autobiography

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At the age of 47 Mary King won a Team Bronze at the Beijing Olympics. In her two Caveliers—Call Again Cavalier and Imperial Cavalier—she has two of the very best event horses in the world. Mary Kings's success in the world of eventing has been hard won. She does not come from a privileged background. Her first pony was the ancient "cast off" from the local vicar's children—and success with this pony gave her an iron will to succeed. To support herself in the early days she had a variety of unglamorous jobs—including butcher delivery rounds and cleaning out toilets in the local campsite. Her talent was apparent from very early on and she first competed at Badminton in 1985, had her first win there on King William in 1992, and had her second on Star Appeal in 2000. Just when everything seemed to be going well she suffered a terrible fall in 2001 and broke her neck but she was back competing at the very top level the following year. Mary King's story is fascinating and inspiring for anyone with an interest in equestrian sports.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781409104780
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary King is married with two children, Emily and Freddy and lives in Sidmouth in Devon.

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