Jo Browne Editor

Joined PONY in 2018 Starting riding age 1

Jo grew up on a farm, where her favourite after-school activity was to jump on her pony and round up the cows for milking.These days she enjoys hacking out and taking part in Riding Club activities, and she harbours a dream of turning her coloured cob, Betsy, into a showjumper. When Jo’s not riding, she’s walking around the woods with her daughters and their ponies or taking them to Pony Club rallies. Jo’s horsey claim to fame is that she rode in the Shetland Pony Grand National at Olympia and won an enormous trophy – for falling off!

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Kiera Boyle Editorial Assistant

Joined PONY in 2019 Starting riding age 2

Kiera fell in love with horses from just two years old, after her first pony ride on the Isle of Wight. Her parents gave in after her constant pleading to learn to ride, and sent her for weekly riding lessons at various equestrian centres for the next ten years. Finally, at 12 years old, the opportunity arose to loan her first pony, a welsh Section B called Sparky, who she later came to own for the rest of his life. She studied MA Creative Writing at university and, in between her studies, she trained and competed her current horse, a 16.2hh Andalusian called Yanny. In the six years Kiera’s owned him, they’ve competed in dressage, showjumping and one-day-events. She also recently gained her BHS Stage 2 Complete Horsemanship, and hopes to work towards Stage 3 next. Now, she’s started her dream career as Editorial Assistant at PONY and enjoys taking Yanny to stay-away camps, clinics and having lots of lessons to keep learning as much as she can

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Hollie Bladen Digital Marketing Manager

Joined PONY in 2016 Starting riding age 1

Born and raised in the New Forest, Hollie was put on a pony before she could walk. Hollie competed up to county-level showing and insisted on entering Working Hunter classes because really she loved to jump! Now she owns a 16hh Irish Sports Horse, Blue, and Gandalf a 14.2 New Forest pony, who is always up to mischief. Hollie spends her days scrolling through Instagram and Facebook (this is her job?!), talking to our brand enthusiasts, filming celeb riders on photoshoots in the sun, and making adverts for Horse & Country TV!

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PONY Magazine October 2020

October 2020

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