Jonty Evans has been eventing internationally for more than 20 years. He was individually ninth at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Cooley Rorkes Drift and faced losing the horse this year as the owner looked to sell.
Incredibly, Jonty managed to secure the £500,000 needed to buy the horse via crowd funding.
BETV caught up with him at Hartpury College to find out more about his amazing journey with Cooley Rorkes Drift.
About Hartpury College
Hartpury College is one of the UK’s leading land-based and sports educational establishments. Its campus covers more than 360 hectares and is located near Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Today, it has more than 1,500 students working towards foundation degrees, honours degrees and postgraduate qualifications in equine, sport and animal and land studies.
The Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance supports riders of all levels and disciplines to enhance their athletic performance with access specialist facilities and professional therapists. It is home to state-of-the-art equipment giving students more opportunities to learn classroom theory in a practical setting, including sessions with horse and rider partnerships.
Natural Animals Feeds (NAF) has more than 30 years’ experience in formulating and manufacturing equine supplements. Using proven ingredients found in nature and creating unique effective formulations, NAF believes in only using the best natural ingredients, which are fully traceable and are combined to create unique formulas by the team of veterinarian scientists and nutritionists.