LEGENDS START HUMAN: HARRY MEADE
“While other little children may have grown up thinking they wanted to be an astronaut, a fireman or a soldier, I was always dead set on becoming an event rider and following in my father’s footsteps.”
Dawn is hours away but you’re already up and outside. It’s cold. You’re tired. You ache from yesterday. But it’s a new day and your partner is waiting for you in the stable. Ready to begin another day of gruelling training that you must undertake if you want to achieve what you set out to.
Tomorrow, it will start all over again.
“When children ask me what skills they need to get into event riding, the first thing I say is tenacity. In many ways it’s a wonderfully glamorous sport. But it’s hard work. You probably take one day off in six weeks and you’re training 7 days a week. There’s a lot of physical work and a lot of lows as well. You can’t go into it lightly.”
Harry Meade began riding as a young boy but didn’t initially involve himself in the competition circuit. Instead he spent his formative riding years developing his instinct and finding his natural seat. Now, after years of training, Harry has become one of the UK’s best event riders. This 2020, he has his sights firmly set on Tokyo.
But it hasn’t been an easy ride for this equestrian.
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