Horse & Hound’s Pippa Roome recently visited Oliver Townend at home to find out how he was feeling ahead of his return to the British squad at the World Equestrian Games.

Oliver will be riding Karyn Shuter’s Black Tie II, a 16.1hh black thoroughbred by Mughtanim, in France. Oliver last represented Britain at the 2009 European Championships in Fontainebleau.

Take a look at Oliver and Black Tie in action at home and at events since they began their partnership in 2010 in our video below. And don’t miss our exclusive interview in Horse & Hound magazine, on sale Thursday 10 July, 2014.