Giovanni had a super busy few days at Burgham. He took over the reins on Cloud K, normally ridden by Kathryn, to win their intermediate section with a 28.9 dressage score completion.

He also deputised for Kathryn on Big Freckles, fifth in the 3*S, the horse’s first international. The pair added just 0.4 of a cross country time penalty to their 27.2 dressage score.

Again in the 3*S Gio rode Kathryn’s usual ride No Rush One who lowered a single pole and added a few cross country time penalties.

On his own regular rides, Swirly Temptress and Headley’s Deluxe,  Gio took it steady across country in the 4*S and 2*S respectively.

Gio & Cloud K © Trevor Holt