About Jeannie

Jeannie Knight confesses to a lifelong passion for horses which started at the early age of four when accompanying her father and uncle to a race meeting at Wetherby.

Born and bred in Yorkshire she has been a journalist all her life, working for a range of northern papers including the Northern Echo and Middlesbrough Evening Gazette and later moving to the south of England.

She worked for The Sporting Life writing features and racing news for Sussex area when her three sons were small and later joined the West Sussex Gazette as chief reporter creating a full page of equestrian news for the West Sussex Gazette, which still continues.

The first woman to fly a hang glider in this country, she and her husband Tom, ran a hang gliding school for ten years and when Tom turned to microlights and light aircraft she sold her hang glider and bought a racehorse that had been destined for Ascot sales.

She used her to hack across the Downs around Findon and Washington later breeding a foal from her, which she sold to go eventing in the north of England.

“There are so many untold stories about horses and their riders, whether in racing, show jumping or any other sphere, that my aim is to highlight as much equestrian news and achievements as possible,” she said.