Louise Kittle Editor-in-chief

Joined PONY in 2014 Starting riding age 7

Growing up in central London, Louise's mum probably thought she would safely avoid having a horsey daughter. But she hadn't banked on the impact a pony ride would have when Louise was two years old! The bug had bitten. After years of begging for riding lessons, Louise's mum finally gave in, and began driving Louise 40 minutes out into the Surrey countryside for pony rides. Louise now owns Ted, a nine-year-old Irish gelding. Together they hope to event – well, Louise at least has her plans, while Ted is currently more concerned with the whereabouts of his next meal. As Editor-in-Chief, she is often found on the phone to celebrity riders planning exciting features and photoshoots.

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Sarah Burgess Editorial Assistant

Joined PONY in 2021 Starting riding age 4

Sarah has been riding since the age of four and hasn’t stopped since! After many years of begging her Dad she finally got her first pony at the age of 11. Sarah and Chezzie, a 14.2hh New Forest mare, spent four fun-filled years going to loads of local competitions and galloping round the woods. Sarah then moved onto horses and found her perfect Prince, a 15.1hh Irish Sports Horse x Thoroughbred, who absolutely loves jumping! Prince has been with Sarah for eight years and they have travelled far and wide whilst she completed her degree in Equine Management BSc (Hons) and got stuck into her equestrian career. They have made so many friends and memories along the way but are now based back in Surrey, where Sarah has just started in her dream job at PONY Magazine.

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Megan Hurley Editorial Assistant

Joined PONY in 2019 Starting riding age 10

Megan was first bitten by the riding bug at 10 years old, and her love for riding has only grown from there. During college she competed for her local Pony Club in eventing and dressage. She gained her B test shortly before moving away to work for a 5* event rider, then working for dealers. After a short interlude away from horses where she worked for the NHS, Megan landed the role of editorial assistant at PONY.

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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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