My name is Peter Bridle (yes its not a joke and even though I sometimes take the bit between my teeth I am a sort of stable chap!!) My horse is called Percy (Gaelic Gamble) known on the yard as Perfect Percy or PP because he is a delight to handle and ride. He is a middleweight/heavy weight hunter ( a muggle as Mr. David Tatlow called him). I have owned him for 18 months and he has been to the Horse of the Year twice in that time. He was produced beautifully by Zara Owens and he has been a joy to own and compete. He is a beautiful chestnut with three white socks and a coat that never needs clipping even in the winter. He shines like a conker! Last season I started competing in non affiliated dressage and in ten outings he won 9 red rosettes. I started competing late in life and did my first dressage test age about 60 years old. Showing has come late in life too and I have been to HOYS four times now, twice very successfully with a good friends middleweight, Leo and twice with Percy. I love dressage and my aim is to be the oldest rider in competition. I admit I am 70 years old now and hope to be still riding well into my 80’s and who knows even 90’s

How old were you when you started riding?twelve

What was the name of the first horse you ever rode?Sally

Who has been your inspiration?My teachers Jenny Key and Gill Rose plus Carl Hester of course!

When was the last time you fell off?About two years ago (twice!!)

What is the one horsey item you could not live without?My zip on mountain horse full length riding boots

What is the best piece of advice you have been given by a fellow horseman/woman?Everything in walk first!

If you could ride any horse in the world, who would it be?Valegro!

Black or brown tack? Black

If you could ride at any venue in the world, where would it be? National Dressage Championships at Stoneleigh

Do you have any horsey superstitions, (odd socks, at competitions etc)?Sparkling white socks and pants (for me not the horse)