On paper it was not the weekend that the team had hoped for, but there was still much to be pleased with.

Gio was riding Duke Of Champion in the CCIO4*~L and after a 33.5 dressage score all was going well across country. Gio explains: “He was mega, making everything feel so easy – but sadly three fences from home I became unseated through no fault of Pluto’s.

“He was so straight and honest he even carried on jumping the skinny by himself after! Still a great week in Boekelo, now on to Le Lion with some superglue…”