Kate is an international event rider based at her families Meridian Stud, in Lambourn. Since 2006 Kate has been working in eventing full time and has reaped the rewards. Her top horse Fernhill Now or Never has been produced by Kate to 4* level. As a combination they are now regular campaigners at the very top events and so far, have completed Étoiles de Pau, Luhmühlen and Badminton.
Growing up Kate followed in her mother Ruth’s footsteps and rode from the off. Starting her competitive childhood career successfully in Yorkshire, aged 11 the Honey family made the move to New Jersey, USA. Kate made the most of every opportunity that came her way state side, attending the National Pony Club Championships on numerous occasions and making her mark in the New Jersey State Junior League. During her time abroad, Kate was also lucky enough to train with some legendary US names including: Anne Kursinsky and George Morris.
The family returned to the UK in 2000 and once home Kate went on to gain a BSc in Equine Science at Moreton Morell. In 2006 Meridian Stud was established and along with her mother Ruth, a successful breeding programme has been set up with a top selection of horses across all levels.
A key highlight for Kate in recent years, came in 2011, when she got her first call up to represent Team GB in the 2* Championships with Fernhill Now or Never. They performed admirably with a double clear and top 20 finish. It firmly cemented what more there was to come with this combination.
Kate has been successful in taking horses to the highest level and is continuously producing the next generation. A tribute to her horsemanship, hard work and her will to be at the top of her sport.