Kitty is the only rider so far to have gained all four ‘flags’ by being in Pony, Junior, Young Rider and Senior Eventing teams. Since 2006 she has also been a member of UK Sport’s World Class Development programme.
Kitty has amounted some tremendous results in her British Eventing career which have been well rewarded with some impressive wins and placings through the levels. This has recently been topped-off with Kitty being selected as a member of the UK Sport World Class Performance Programme.
The World Class Performance Programme is based on a 'no compromise approach' and has the sole aim of supporting athletes and delivering training to help them achieve the ultimate achievement of winning medals on the world stage.
This is a fantastic opportunity and certainly brings the opportunity of riding at Rio 2016 within Kitty's grasp!
Currently, her top competition horses are Persimmon, Ceylor LAN and Mo Cusike. Kitty also has some very promising youngsters in the ranks who are already proving themselves at the lower levels.
2014 was a superb year for Kitty King with some super results across the levels including the talented Ceylor LAN nothching up many 2* wins and being crowned the 2014 KBIS British Eventing 7yo Young Horse Champion, 2015 we've seen this combination step up to 3* events, impressively taking 3rd place at Blenheim CCI***.
2015 has proved hard work, determination and commiment pays off, with Kitty and Persimmon being chosed as pathfinder for team GBR at the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships at Blair Castle. The rain battered down on them but the made it round Ian Stark's challenging course in style. Their super clear round in the final days show-jumping clenched the silver medal for Team GBR and made Kitty the highest paced British rider in the individual rankings finishing fourth.
2016 has seen Kitty go from strength to strength, she has been a force to be reckoned with throughout the season. Securing her place as part of the eventing team for Great Britain at the Rio Olympics with Ceylor LAN. The team were tested over the very challenging cross country course which asked questions of every horse and rider combination. The final day they pulled out all the stops to finish in a respectable 5th place overall.
We are so proud to have been able to work alongside Kitty for over 10 years now and are always excited to see what the future brings for this hard-working and talented young woman.
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