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 former top horse Fernhill Now or Never was produced by Kate to 5* level. As a combination they were regular campaigners at the very top events and 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.
Kate got her first call up to represent Team GB in the former 2* (now 3*) Championships with Fernhill Now or Never in 2011. They performed admirably with a double clear and top 20 finish and it set them up to progess right the way through to the top 5* level, with many other success along the way.
Sadly the team had to say a hugely sad goodbye to Fernhill Now or Never in the spring of 2020, when wear and tear caught up with him. A once in a lifetime horse, he is hugely missed on the yard, but also always remembered for everything he gave.
Looking to the future Kate has been incredibly successful in taking horses to the highest level and is continuously producing the next generation. Kate has a whole host of up and coming talent and is busy working with the next group of potential superstars. A tribute to her horsemanship, hard work and her will to be at the top of her sport.