Sarah Cooksey

Sarah Cooksey | 30 | UK

Riding experience:  Sarah has been riding for 26 years. She completed her BHS stage one and two but ducked out of stage three to teach in America for three months. While there she rescued a horse from a swamp wearing riding boots two sizes too small (Sarah, not the horse). Sarah worked in the horse world for a decade before deciding working in it wasn't going to make her rich enough to keep one, so moved into marketing. She now has a strong willed 17.1hh warmblood x mare, who is almost ready to start competing in dressage, show jumping and cross-country. She will be riding with fiancé Daniel Reeds

Outdoor/survival experience: Sarah is a true lover of the outdoors, the more remote the better. She prefers to share it only with her fiancé Dan, with whom she describes life as one big adventure. Together they’ve climbed Scafell Pike, a 120m multi pitch route, which Sarah did after only two months climbing experience all on indoor walls. Sarah and Dan have also been charged by an elephant on a horseback safari in Botswana which involved a seven day trek, sleeping outdoors and washing in buckets. 

I was shown a clip on YouTube and forwarded it to Dan. We are now taking part and it’s very real... a pre-wedding adventure.
— Sarah

Sarah is raising money for Cool Earth and Azafady, Madagascar. Both share the common goal of protecting endangered environments and empowering the people who live within these environments through sustainable income streams - an approach which she firmly believes in.