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About Laura Tomlinson

Name: Laura Tomlinson
D.O.B.: 31/01/85
Height: 5”5
Trainers: Dr Bechtolsheimer and Klaus Balkenhol
Role Models: Klaus Balkenhol, Steffi Graf

Best achievement to date:

Named olympic athlete of the year 2010. Team Dressage Silver, Individual Dressage Silver and Individual Freestyle Silver at the World Equestrian Games 2010, Crowned 2010 Dressage Deluxe National Dressage Champion, Selected for the World Equestrian Games 2010, 3rd in world in the dressage ranking, Team Bronze in Aachen 2010.

Life time ambition:

An Olympic medal.

Most memorable equestrian experience:

There have been so many memories, some amazing, some embarrassing, some painful! But it all began on my 3rd birthday when the doorbell rang and a naughty palomino pony called Peacock was at the door!

How did your sponsorship with Albion come about?

My father has used Albion saddles since I can remember and they are all I have ever known so it was an obvious progression of our working relationship.

Why did you choose to work with Albion?

I believe that their products are top quality and the service that goes with them is vital to making sure that our horses are comfortable, able to compete and helped to develop correctly.

What is your favourite Albion product and why?

I don’t have a favourite product but I like that I can tailor make each thing for each horse’s specific requirements.

When/Why did you first start riding?

I was born wanting to ride! My parents have had a yard together since well before I was born. When I was small I spent all my spare time in the stables, even if I was only allowed to role bandages I was happy! Horses have always been my life since I can remember.

Best advice given:

Anything worth doing is worth doing properly, however a sense of humour is a key ingredient when working with horses!

Likes:

I love most animals, Kenya, skiing, dipping biscuits in tea or coffee, hanging out with my family, watching rugby (especially if Jonny Wilkinson is playing), tennis, most food and sleeping.

Dislikes:

Spiders, champagne, cleaning tack, sharks, bad music, adverts!

Preferred Kit: