Victoria Pendleton, holds nine world cycling titles and is a dual Gold Olympic British cycling medalist. She is now a Category A licence jockey so has a unique understanding of what it takes to retire from one sport and retrain to be successful in another discipline.
Following a visit to HEROS Charity Victoria was happy to accept an offer to help highlight how thoroughbred athletes retiring from horseracing also deserve ‘A New Life After Racing’.
Having only started horseriding in 2015 she was successful in her Betfair ‘Switching Saddles’ campaign where she rode in the 2016 Cheltenham Festival Foxhunters on board PACHA DE POULDER. Victoria’s passion for the horses is so evident and honest, it is exactly what is needed for a true HEROS supporter.