Country: Great Britain
Fiona Hobby (née Cassan) is a professional rider, running Hobby Sport Horses, a training and sales yard based in the Pewsey Vale in Wiltshire. Fiona specialises in producing event horses from unproven youngsters. She is also a fully qualified sports injury therapist.
Fiona has been riding since childhood. She was British Junior Show jumping Champion aged12, Hickstead Junior Champion twice and has represented her country in both show jumping and eventing. In 1996, her first season eventing, she was 12th at the Windsor Three Day Event and qualified for Badminton with The Maverick. In 2003 Fiona competed at her first Badminton with Le Chef but had to withdraw after cross country and in 2006 she was a finalist at the World Cup finals in Malmo.
Fiona trains with Jennie Loriston-Clarke and her sister, the show jumper Tina Fletcher. She has two children Arthur (9) and Oscar (7).
Roma ML was bred in Germany and is by the Shagya Arab Bazar out of a Holsteiner mare. The pair finished 26th at Badminton this spring.
- 2011 – Tattersalls CIC*** 8th Fernhill Xquisite
- 2011 – Badminton CCI**** 26th Roma ML
- 2010 – Blenheim CCI*** 7th Roma ML
- 2010 – Blenheim CIC***8/9yo 11th Royal Colours
- 2010 – Martinvast CIC*** 19th Fun Time Frankie, 26th Roma ML
- 2010 – Bramham CCI*** 24th Roma ML
- 2010 – Chatsworth CIC*** 3rd Roma ML
- 2007 – Blenheim CCI*** 7th Smart Approach
- 2006 – Chatsworth CIC*** 3rd Smart Approach