Congratulations to Emma Hindle (pictured) who is 4½ months pregnant with her first child, due in November.

“I will continue to compete at this level as long as I am healthy and happy and it feels right — and of course it’s safe for the baby,” said Emma, 36.

“My mother said women used to stop work for just enough time to have the baby!

“Tobias and I have been planning for a baby for a long time and had more or less given up hope, so it wasn’t scheduled for this moment in time, but it will work out well,” commented Emma, whose primary aim remains the London 2012 Olympics.

This story was first published in Horse & Hound (30 June, 2011)