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Includes brand new material for the paperback, bringing her career right up to date. Candid, dramatic and funny, Pippa provides a gripping insight into what life is really like on the international eventing circuit. Pippa Funnell is the best known female rider in the British equestrian world - she won both a silver and a bronze medal at the Athens Olympics. Pippa is the only eventer ever to win three consecutive top-level trials. The hardback edition of her autobiography sold 25,000 copies and has reprinted three times. 'She is an authoritative figure on the circuit and an inspiration to young riders' Books Quarterly. 'Her story is an object lesson to any youngster, rider or not' Daily Telegraph. 'The text gallops through Funnell's life story with engaging candour' Independent. 'The read of the year ... by turns inspiring moving and funny, this book shows that all of Pippa's triumphs have been earned' Eventing Magazine. 'She has made the fragilities of her nature into her greatest source of strength. She is an alchemist who has turned self-doubt into victory' Times. Pippa Funnell was awarded an MBE in the Birthday Honours List.

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Pippa Funnell is the first woman to become eventing's world number one. She was born Pippa Nolan in 1968 and, with her first horse, Sir Barnaby, went from pony-club level to Badminton, en route winning the European Young Rider title in 1987. Her numerous victories include back-to-back European Championships in 1991 and 2001, and back-to-back Olympic silver medals in 2000 and 2004. She is the first winner of the Rolex Grand Slam, in 2003, and has won Badminton three times, in 2002, 2003 and 2005. In 2003 she was awarded the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year. In 2005 she was awarded an MBE in the Birthday Honours List. Pippa is married to the international show jumper William Funnell and lives in Surrey.

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Her story is an object lesson to any youngster, rider or not--Daily Telegraph
She has made the fragilities of her nature into her greatest source of strength. She is an alchemist who has turned self-doubt into victory--Times
She is an authoritative figure on the circuit and an inspiration to young riders--Books Quarterly
The read of the year ... by turns inspiring moving and funny, this book shows that all of Pippa's triumphs have been earned--Eventing Magazine
The text gallops through Funnell's life story with engaging candour--Independent

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