Pippa Funnell withdrew from Burghley and will not compete at Blenheim after injuring her ribs in a fall at Haras du Pin (22-26 August).

“It’s really annoying, especially after all the cancellations of the summer,” said Pippa, adding that she hoped to be back in the saddle for Osberton late this month and Boekelo in October.

“I’ve got plenty of things to do, like teaching. I have been sensible for a couple of weeks and hope to back in the saddle in a week.”

But her husband William told H&H that scans on Tuesday had revealed that Pippa had “popped” a rib out of the cartilage – a very painful injury that could need six or seven weeks’ rest rather than the four or five prescribed for a broken rib.

She may also have broken a “floating rib”.

Pippa fell from Or Noir De La Loge on the cross-country in the World Cup class at the French event.