Pertemps Champions Willberry Charity Derby
Epsom Racecourse 27th August 2018

The 2018 Pertemps Champions Willberry Charity Derby line-up

(in alphabetical order):

Deborah Auld

26, owns an equine feed store in East Lothian. Having ridden all her life, she pretrains her own racehorses.

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Stephnie Bell

29, currently studying veterinary science at the Royal Veterinary College, London. Having previously worked for Mark Johnston, Donald McCain and Chris Waller I have been lucky to work with some amazing horses.

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Lucia Borradaile

60, from Dorset, is now retired and spends a lot of time cycling. She is a former point-to-point rider who rode in the Cheltenham Foxhunters in 1995.

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Alex Embiricos

50, has been connected to the Bob Champion story all of her life, her father owning Aldaniti, the horse who carried Bob to Grand National glory in 1981. Based in Sussex, she works as a freelance expedition leader.

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Tim Gredley

32, has represented GB at show jumping. Based in Newmarket, he now rides in point-to-points as well as running his own company.

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Abigail Groves

49, is a Cancer and End of Life Care Manager, based near Epsom in Surrey. A keen horsewoman, she competes in show jumping and will be celebrating her 50th birthday this year.

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Georgia King

16, is the daughter of top dual-purpose trainer Alan King. A few weeks ago Georgia represented Great Britain at the Pony Europeans in Eventing. She began riding out at the beginning of this year and hopes to become a jockey, starting on the flat next year. This is to be her first appearance on a racecourse. What a place to begin her career!

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Heather Larson

25, from Somerset, is a show jumper and director of a Sports Horse Company. She and Hannah Francis were friends who started out in the Wyle Valley Pony Club together.

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Alex Monro

45, works in Devon for Mole Energy Switching, a division of Mole Valley Farmers. A British Young Rider in the 1990's, he has competed at eventing and show jumping internationally and point-to-pointed.

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Gemma Redrup

27, from Rutland, is a journalist at Horse & Hound magazine. She is a keen horsewoman who has competed across many disciplines.

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Spencer Sturmey

43, has ridden all of his life starting hunting at the age of four. Breaking his neck at the age of 16, caused him to re-think his eventing career, and he then moved to be dressage maestro, Carl Hester's, number two rider. He has evented to 4* level and competed to Prix St Georges in Dressage. He now commentates and presents major equestrian shows in the UK, USA and Australia.

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Camilla Swift

30, is a journalist and editor from West Sussex. She rides out regularly in Epsom for Roger Ingram, and has previously taken part in the 'Magnolia Cup' charity race at Goodwood.

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The Bob Champion Cancer Trust

Reg. charity no. 1024664

Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony Charity

Reg. charity no. 1166416