Katie Price riding

Katie Price riding

Katie Price has taken up competitive show jumping.

The 34-year-old former glamour model admits she was nervous about entering the competition but is proud of her achievements and enjoyed the experience a lot.

She said: "I competed in my first horse jumping show last weekend. Me and my beautiful 17-year-old beast, Otto, competed a clear round - even if I did hold my breath the whole time.

"People say the horse world is snobby but the show jumping set couldn't have been more welcoming to me.

"I've found another aspect of the sport that I absolutely love and so does Otto. The hardest thing is trying to hold him back because he wants to jump fences before me.

"We didn't do bad for an old boy and girl."

Katie - who has children Harvey, 10, Junior, seven, and five-year-old Princess Tiaamii from previous relationships - has loved horses since she was a child and was proud of how hard she worked to own her first equine when she was in her early 20s.

She added in her column for The Sun newspaper: "I grew up loving horses but my mum couldn't afford one in a million years. So I would go to the local stables every weekend and muck out just to get a ride.

"Eventually I took a Saturday job and began to save up for my very own horse. I couldn't afford one until I was in my early 20s, when my modelling career was taking off.

"He was an Irish thoroughbred called Tyke and I'll never forget how good it felt to ride him, knowing how hard I'd worked to buy him and call him my own."

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