3rd Team 2016-17

Opportune Simon

Third Team Captain

 Hi! I’m Opportune (aka Opp), studying Land Economy at Murray Edwards. I’ve been an active member of CURC and the Team for the past year, captaining the first ever Varsity for the CUET Dev Squad/ 3rd team.  I’m super excited to be the 3rds Team Captain again this year, the team is destined for great things! #GDBO

I’ve been riding for as long as I can remember. I’m French and was basically born around horses, and I love to come back for the holidays and have a game of horse ball or go galloping on the beach. Living in Malaysia for 11 years gave me the chance to compete in pony games, dressage, show jumping and eventing with the cutest ponies ever. I then moved to Singapore where I concentrated on show jumping. The Singapore National Equestrian Centre regrouped most of the horses that competed in the Youth Olympic Games 2010 and I got the chance to ride a lot of them! I competed locally and nationally and won the title of National Champion in the 90cm class in 2012 with my leased Australian mare, Roxy Girl.

Caitlin Milne

Hello I’m Caitlin, a 3rd year Vet from Girton. This will be my second year competing for CUET after being a member of the Development Squad last year.

I have been riding ofr 10 years now, and started my journey at a local riding school sharing a 13.1hh naughty school pony. He left me on the floor more than the saddle but taught me an incredible amount and introduced me to the world of competing. For the three years prior to university, I had a 14.1hh show jumping mare on full loan. She was very bold and strong and I absolutely loved riding her. No jump or stride was too much and she always tried her heart out for me. We competed at both Regional and National Level in Unaffiliated show jumping competitions, including the Sunshine Tour County Championships and the Amateur Championships of GB. I now share and ride a variety of horses back at home for friends. 

Georgie Steele 

Hi I’m Georgie, I’m a third year engineer at Clare, and this is my first year being involved with riding at Cambridge. I do showing and side saddle with my own horse, Colbeach Mark Of Distinction. The highlight of last season for me was winning the Total Impact Ladies Show Horse of The Year Supreme Championship at the BSHA Nationals. This season I was fortunate enough to be given the ride (side saddle) on Great Idea, a two star GB eventer. At the Side Saddle Nationals we came 6th in the Rider of The Year Championship, which consists of a dressage test and show jumping. I was especially pleased with this since it was our first competition together. I am really excited to be part of the team this year, to improve my astride jumping and to ride lots of different horses.

Annabelle Molyneux

Hi, I’m Annabelle, I have a horse called Roger at the moment and we have been eventing at BE100 level for a couple of years. Due to a couple of setbacks we haven’t moved up to novice yet but he has taught me so much. I learnt to ride in a riding school when I was little before eventually loaning a pony (she taught me to have a Velcro seat because of all her party tricks) and then getting my own pony who was very inexperienced. I have always loved cross country, which meant I wanted to do eventing, but also really enjoy dressage and show jumping. I am looking forward to the challenge of being able to ride different horses and ponies because I think that it will really improve my riding.