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Daughter of Friends creator beats Olympian at horse show

Daughter of Friends creator beats Olympian at horse show

Justin Burns

Daughter of Friends creator beats Olympian at horse show
Paris Sellon

A talented daughter of an American television producer who helped create cult shows Cheers and Friends showcased her talent at the Windsor Horse Show.

Californian Paris Sellon, who lives with her millionaire father James Burrows in the US, took to the saddle in three classes over the five days.

The 20-year-old rode her horses Axl Rose, Heracross and Umbra in the speed skate, six bar and finished 10th in the Grand Prix on Sunday beating London 2012 gold medallist Nick Skelton OBE.

Paris said: "The crowd made the atmosphere the most electric I have ever ridden in.

"It has been so different to what I am used to in California and people are so much more involved.

"Shows are just not like this in the US and this show is so much more than we have.

"And it the first time ever I have seen a horse with a carriage."

The university student lives in Los Angeles with her mother Debbie Burrows, the wife of 72-year-old James, also a producer of The Big Bang Theory, Will and Grace and Frazier.

And Paris got a surprise when she turned around to see Her Majesty intently casting a knowledgeable eye on a riding class.

She said: "It was so interesting for me as the Queen was just standing there watching a class and there was so much respect for her.

"In the US people would have been swarming around her."

Paris with her parents James and Debbie Burrows

 

The Californian will donate her £435 winnings to African children's charity Sentebale, which was jointly founded by Prince Harry.

She will donate thousands more to the charity at the end of her European tour, which she hopes to do some work for this year to see how the funds are used.

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