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About Alice Ruth Oppenheimer

Name: Alice Ruth Oppenheimer
D.O.B.: 11/12/1989
Height: 5'6"
Trainers: Eric Theilgaard
Role Models: Adelinda Cornelisson, Laura Bechtolsheimer and Jessica Ennis (the heptahlete)

Best achievement to date:

Winning 3 National titles at the Winter Championships 2009

Life time ambition:

To win Gold at an Olympic Games.

Most memorable equestrian experience:

In October 2009 I did a demo for under-privileged inner city school children at Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre. It was a very humbling experience, I will never forget the delight on their faces as they marvelled at Wurlizer strutting his stuff.

In what year did your sponsorship with Albion Start:

2010.

How did sponsorship come about:

I have always ridden in Albion saddles, as did my mother before I even started dressage. In 2010, we now feel I might be worthy of asking for sponsorship to help me enable me to reach my dream of Olympic glory, we approached Albion.

Why did you choose to work with Albion:

Because in my opinion, Albion are the best saddles for me and my horse's comfort, enabling us to perform to our best ability. Also, I think British saddle making is second to none and Albion is without doubt our premier producer.

What is your favourite Albion product and why:

I don't have a favourite because they are all fantastic but I love their take on the patent noseband.

When /why did you first start riding:

I was always going to ride as riding is in my family. My mum for many years competed at the highest level showing and showjumping so, not surprisingly, I was plonked on a horse before I could walk. I had a Shetland called Bertie Bassett as my first pony, he was amazing and he set me on my way.

Best advice given:

Always stay positive. No matter how bad things seem to be, you can guarantee that someone else, somewhere will be worse off than you.

Likes:

My dog Stitch, chocolate, going to the cinema, grooming my horse, reading and winning! 

Dislikes:

Broad beans, running, falling off and the cold.

Preferred Kit: