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Shan Cothi
Shân Cothi

Classical singer, Bafta award-winning actress and TV presenter Shân Cothi was “nuts about horses” when she grew up on the family blacksmith’s in Carmarthenshire. After working in London’s West End, she rediscovered riding through her husband, Huw Justin Smith. His death from pancreatic cancer in 2007 inspired a charity, Amser Justin Time, and Shân’s three-week ride across Wales with her Welsh cob-cross Caio.