At 18 she finished 5th in her first CCI4* at Blair Castle, at 20 completed her first Badminton, and at 21 finished 4th individually and won team gold at the Young Rider European Championships with Little Beau. Having graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011 with a 2:1 in English Literature, Charlotte moved from her native Scotland to Gloucestershire, in order to have all the facilities, events and best possible training at her fingertips.
The move paid off and Charlotte became a regular on the International stage. Her Mother’s homebred Out of Africa took the limelight initially, recording a number of 4* accolades including 8th at Blenheim in 2011, before really proving himself to be world class finishing 5th and best of the British at Luhmuhlen CCI5* in 2012; the pair were selected as one of the reserves for the Senior Europeans later that year, and again in 2015. They completed a total of four 5* events including Badminton (26th) and Burghley before ‘Zulu’ was retired in 2016.