The daughter of Olympic event rider Mary King is heartbroken at the prospect of losing her top horse, Brookleigh, as his owner has decided to sell him.

This month Brookleigh and 17-year-old Emily (pictured above with Alastair MacLeod of Patey hats) were declared winners of the Patey sponsored Open Intermediate Under 21 League after collecting the most points over 10 gruelling rounds.

During 2013 they have also won two Junior Trials and came third in the Advanced section at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe..

"Riding Brook has been an incredible opportunity and he has given me a huge amount of amazing experience. I am devastated he is up for sale." says Emily.

She believes the 11-year-old, 16.2hh gelding, which was previously ridden by Clayton Fredericks, is a horse of a lifetime and is desperate to keep the ride. 

Emily has a company that will pay the running costs of eventing Brookleigh so she needs someone to put up the money to buy the horse.

"People generous enough to become involved will be able to attend any events he is competing at with free hospitality at the lorry, have a yard visit which will include refreshments, a tour and watching both me and mum work the horses, attend a course walk at an arranged event and become part of Team King."

Anyone interested in forming a syndicate or becoming the owner of Brookleigh should contact Emily via e-mail at coolkingo@hotmail.co.uk.