Ros had an extraordinary year in 2018. From the perspective of the big events it kicked off with a third place at Badminton on Allstar B, followed by third at Luhmuhlen with Zenshera.
Zenshera was also runner up at Millstreet, and finished Ros’ eventing season off with fifth at Pau, while Las Vegas gave her a first taste of the indoor Eventing Masters, taking the runner up spot in both Stuttgart and Stockholm. Ros finished the year as World number two in the FEI rankings, with Allstar B and Zenshera taking the top two spots on the British Eventing points winning table.
Ros was named Horse & Hound Professional Rider of the Year, but the biggest accolade of all, of course, was being crowned World Champion – alongside Allstar B, whilst leading Great Britain to the team gold medal. It’s not often that an event rider is invited on to BBC breakfast….
Ros has been blown away by the support that she has received, both from owners, her team at home and her sponsors, but also from eventing enthusiasts and fellow competitors. 2019 looks set to be life changing in a very different way – she and her partner Chris are expecting a baby in the summer, so whilst Ros will be out and about at events, she will not be competing until at least the end of the season.