Following his novice restricted title win at the 2013 national dressage championships, gypsy cob Tiger Tim stepped up a level to contest the elementary restricted freestyle at the 2014 NAF Five Star winter dressage championships.

Ridden by Alysa Matravers, “Timmy” took on bigger, more athletic warmbloods, scoring 69.81% to finish fourth for owner Denise Kersley of Coombe Farm Stud in Dorset. Denise bred the stallion, having bought his sire from travellers when they moved into the area.

Watch Timmy’s elementary music test

Don’t miss Horse & Hound’s next issue, out 17 April, featuring full report and pictures from the winter dressage championships and Petplan area festival championships.