Born in Leicestershire, Piggy grew up surrounded by ponies. Her real name is Georgina, but she was given the name Piggy by her sister who thought her sibling resembled Piglet from Winnie The Pooh.
Piggy initially considered a career in art and photography, but left her course after a term when she discovered she couldn’t live without being competitive – and that involved horses. The decision quickly paid dividends and once in the senior ranks, she made her debut at Badminton Horse Trials in 2003 finishing 31st aboard Flintlock II.
In 2004 Piggy was crowned the Under 25 Champion at Bramham. She benefited from a giant payday in 2006 when she pocketed £25,000 for winning the Liberte Shropshire Slam, a prize for any rider (or owner of a horse) with three consecutive wins in any international section at Weston Park’s autumn fixture and the Sansaw CIC2*. In 2007 she won Le Lion D’Angers seven-year-old championships with Castaway II and was 12th at Burghley three-day event on Paris.
Piggy is based in Northamptonshire where she has a purpose-built yard to house her team of horses.
In 2018 Piggy represented Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon. Representing her country is always a big motivation for Piggy so winning the Team Gold medal was definitely the highlight of 2018.
Alongside her Team Gold from Tryon, Piggy also placed 5th in the CCI5*-L at Burghley with Vanir Kamira and 1st in the CCI3*-L Tattersalls with Cooley Monsoon, to name but a few. She also had a very good run at Blair International Horse Trials, coming away with a 1st and a 3rd in the CCI3*-L with Cooley Monsoon and Castletown Clover and a 2nd in the CCI4*-L with Brookfield Innocent. Throughout 2018 Piggy won 16 National classes from BE100 to Intermediate level.
2019 was a hugely successful year for Piggy and her team, dubbed 'The Year of the Pig'. She won her first five-star title at the 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials with Vanir Kamira, this kickstarted a fantastic season which included a Team Silver at the Eventing European Championships at Luhmuhlen and second place at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Piggy was named the BE Leading Rider in 2019.