A FORMER Huddersfield man will be riding for his country when he takes part in a US horse show.
Ryan Haigh, 21, is now a riding instructor for the army serving with the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
And this weekend he and three other riders from the troop will be taking part in the North American international military horse show at Fort Reno, Oklahoma.
Four individual riders from West Yorkshire police as mounted section will also be taking part.
Ryan, who comes from Meltham, joined the Army when he was 18.
He is now a Lance Bombardier and lives in barracks in St John's Wood, London.
When he lived in Huddersfield he worked at Wood Nook arena in Honley and was a member of Rockwood Pony Club. He has been riding since he was eight years old.
"Ryan was chosen along with three other riders to represent the King's Troop in a jumping team," said his mother, Wendy Haigh.