Chris started his equestrian career in the show ring, competing in show pony, show hunter and working hunter pony classes, before getting involved in his father’s Towerlands Equestrian Centre, based in Braintree, Essex. Chris ran Towerlands for several years which gave him an enormous insight into a variety of organisational roles across all disciplines of equestrian sport.
Eventing was Chris’ main competitive career, where he competed in five-star three-day events, including Badminton and Burghley Horse trials, which culminated him in representing Great Britain in over fifty international competitions, including the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Chris served ten years as Chairman on the BE Sport Committee and was a senior selector for the British Eventing Team. He is currently a senior panel judge for Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain, British Show Horse Association, British Show Pony Society, National Pony Society and a BEF Futurity Grader.
“It’s an honour to be a trustee of the BHF and I hope to use my knowledge and experience to benefit the enjoyment of equestrianism to more and more people.”