Jane Holderness-Roddam was a British event rider, winning Badminton Horse Trials in 1968 (on 'Our Nobby') and 1978 (on 'Warrior'). She also won Burghley Horse Trials in 1976 (on 'Warrior'), and competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City winning team gold for Great Britain. Since her retirement as a competitive rider, Jane has devoted herself to the development of our sport. Jane is the Chair of the Council (volunteer position) of the British Equestrian Federation where she delivers a great job in coordinating the work of the 18 Member Bodies of the Federation. She is a British Eventing Official (a voluntary position) and an accredited trainer and has been the Chairman of the British Eventing Board of Directors between 2000 and 2007 also a voluntary role. Many charities benefit from her work, which includes her roles as Chairman of Riding for the Disabled Association, since 2001, and President of the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy. She is also Chairman of the National Riding Festival and President of the British Equestrian Trade Association.
Jane Holderness-Roddam has written many equestrian books and articles; assisted in the making of various films; and, lectured at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. She was awarded a CBE for services to equestrian sport in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2004 and she received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of the West of England in 2004 in recognition of her contribution to equestrian sport and to the promotion of related education and training. CR