Ben Hobday riding Mulrys Error at the UK's Badminton Horse Trials in May. The following month, the British eventer was diagnosed with cancer.
Hobday was told he had Burkitt's Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, an aggressive type of cancer that breaks out in the lymph glands.
Right from the word go, Hobday adopted a positive attitude to his diagnosis. "The reality is every day I'm looking death in the eye riding a horse," he told CNN. "The way I tell myself is that people have this every single day and I'm no different to them so you pick yourself up and get on with it."
The 27-year-old poses with friends during his chemotherapy treatment.
Hobday was also determined to smile as much as he could through his treatment, making light of hair loss by donning a wig and posting other uplifting updates on Instagram.
"It feels like 15 days of having petrol pumped into you," Hobday said of his chemotherapy treatment. "It is the only way I can describe it."
Hobday has ridden at both the Badminton Horse Trials and the Burghley Horse Trials.
Friends and well-wishers were never far away. Some kept his spirits up making tops printed with photos of him riding.
Hobday surrounded by his family. He also received support from Virgin boss Richard Branson, who posted a video message online.
Hobday looking suave during less troubled times in 2011.
On November 18 2015, after five months of treatment, Hobday was told by his doctors that he was in remission.
"REMISSION!!! Cancer NO more!!!" he tweeted to his 14,000 Twitter followers. Now he's looking forward to getting back in the saddle.