Actress Kaley Cuoco channelled her inner sporting skills by taking part in a horse riding competition over the weekend (12-13Oct13).

The Big Bang Theory star ditched her jeans for jodhpurs as she guided her mount around the course in Santa Barbara, California.

Cuoco, who became engaged to tennis player Ryan Sweeting last month (Sep13), returned to the saddle last year (12) after she almost lost her foot in a riding accident in 2010.

After the event, the actress took to Twitter.com to share a snap of herself on her horse, named Thor, alongside the message, "Pure joy."