Mary King Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Jun, 2017
Facts of Mary King
Date of Birth: 1961 , June-8
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Mary King
Birth Name Mary Elizabeth King MBE
Nick Name Thomson
Father M D H Thomson
Mother Patricia Gillian (Jill)
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Newark-on-Trent
Ethnicity white
Profession equestrian
Married Yes
Married to Alan King (known as David King)
Children Emily and Freddie
Education Kings Grammar School
Awards 3rd Grantham cup Belton CIC3* (Imperial Cavalier)
Siblings Simon Francis Bennett Thomson
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SYNOPSIS

Mary King is the four-time British equestrian champion. She has represented Britain in Olympics, World Equestrian Games, European Championships and many other events. She was appointed as the Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2013 for her contribution in equestrianism.

EARLY LIFE & EDUCATION

Mary King was born on 8 June 1961 in  Newark-on-Trent, a small town in Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands of England. She was born to father M D Thomson and mother Patricia Gillian.

Mary went to Manor House Independent School, Kings Grammar School, and Evendine Court School of Domestic Economy.

Before being a professional equestrian, she started working for Sheila Willcox, a former European equestrian champion and learnt about upbringing of young horses and stable management. Moreover, she also worked for Sir Winston Churchill as a trainee and later set up her own stable.

RISE TO STARDOM

In 1985, Mary participated in her first horse racing event- Badminton- and ended up securing the seventh position with her horse Divers Rock. She won the same competition in 1992 with horse King William and also in 2000 with horse Star Appeal. In 2001, she fell from a horse and broke her neck but within less than a year, she was already riding horses and winning events.

She is a recorded holder four times British champion and has won six team gold medals from World Equestrian Games and European Championships. She represented Britain in Olympics since 1992 until 2012 and won silver in 2004, bronze in 2008 and silver in 2012.

Numerous awards and rewards have honored Mary for her professional accomplishments.

PERSONAL LIFE

Mary King is a married woman. He married his longtime boyfriend Alan King (known as David King) after having an affair. They conducted their wedding in a private ceremony in 1995. It is have been 22 years of the marriage and the relationship of husband and wife is going as smooth as a silk. There is no any issue of divorce between them.

When asked about how they prevented their two decades long marriage from the verge of getting a divorce she mentioned partners should have mutual understanding and should be good friends before partners.

They have two children, Emily and Freddie.  Like, mother, Emily was also interested in horses riding since her childhood. She is a proficient horse rider. She has competed in the various events and has won many of them.

Mary has an elder brother named Simon Francis Bennett Thomson.

Mary has reached the age of 55 now. Regarding nationality, she is British and belongs to white ethnicity. Her star sign is Gemini. Currently, she resides with her family in Regis, Devon.

NET WORTH & SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENTS

Mary is popular among his fans. He has millions of followers on social sites like Facebook. He has collected a huge amount of wealth from his career earnings. His net worth is unknown. 

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