A teenager from Pembrokeshire made sure there was silver lining to her swansong in eventing.

Hollie Bedford, of Clarbeston Road picked up a silver medal in the finals of the 2010 Oliver Townend Eventers Challenge held at Aintree Indoor Equestrian Centre in Liverpool in December.

The competition consists of a mixture of show jumps and cross-country fences, with the rider with the least number of time and jump faults being declared the winner.

Hollie, aged 15, rode a clear round on her horse Chestnut Annie to win with a silver medal in the B1 class.

“It was a great time for me and my horse,” said Hollie.

“The course was a real challenge, and my aim was simply to go clear and try and have fun. I’m delighted to have won silver.”

Hollie also had the chance to meet Oliver Townend and strongly recommended the competition to riders.

However, the competition marked the end of the Sir Thomas Picton pupil’s show jumping and cross-country career. She now plans to switch over to pony racing, and is hoping to be accepted at the British Racing School in Newmarket next June.

Hollie said her ambition was to eventually gain a licence to become a full-time jump jockey.