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Jordan hits out at polo 'snobs'

Katie Price
Katie Price has written a book on looking after ponies

Model Katie Price has hit out at the "snobs" who excluded her from a prestigious annual society polo event.

Price, also known as Jordan, says she paid 6,000 for a table at the Cartier International at Windsor, but was told she was not the type they wanted there.

Asked to put her side in a Times editorial, the keen rider said she knew more about horses than most guests.

She wrote: "It's pure snobbery. However good a horsewoman I am, I'm also a glamour model. That embarrassed them."

Price has been riding horses since she was seven and - after taking up the interest in earnest again in recent months - has earned an invitation to perform a dressage masterclass at the Horse of The Year show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham in October.

Mucking out

She wrote: "All my life I've been surrounded by horses, I earned my pocket money sweeping out stables and I now have six horses.

"I've been invited to take part in the Horse of the Year Show, I've even played a charity polo match at Cowdray Park."

It's pure snobbery. However good a horsewoman I may be, I'm also a glamour model
Katie Price

"I know more about fetlocks and forelocks than most of the celebrities invited by Cartier and the Chinawhite nightclub," added Price, who has written a number of children's books on the subject.

"I've certainly mucked out more horses."

She said she wanted to go to the event to watch the polo matches, not to meet royalty.

" I've met the Prince of Wales and the Queen before. I don't need to be photographed with the A-list, I've met quite enough celebrities. I wanted to watch the matches and give my family a treat.

"Polo should be for people who love horses, not a media charade. They should be for everyone - little girls, glamour girls, working-class girls like me. No one should be excluded."


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