International dressage rider Steph Croxford has given birth to a baby boy

Benjamin Lewis was born last Friday, 25 June, at 10.35pm.

He weighed 7lbs 5oz and both mother and baby are doing well.

“We’re all fine,” Steph told H&H.

“We’re now just adjusting to having Annabel (Steph and Simon’s three-year-old daughter), the horses and now a new baby and juggling everything. Plus we’re having to get used to sleepless nights again. It’s amazing how much little sleep you can actually survive on!”

Steph is hoping to be back in action at Hartpury (14-18 July) and Hickstead (26 July-1 August) and is getting back in the saddle for the first time since Ben was born tomorrow (Saturday 3 July).

“I’m hoping to get riding as soon as possible,” said Steph. “Mr President has been ready to compete for the last few months and can’t understand why we’re not out there. Simon has been riding the horses in the morning before work to keep them going, he’s a great stable jockey!

“I rode right up until the last minute, I was schooling a youngster and I had some funny pains and realised I was going into labour. When he’s affiliated I’m going to call him The Inducer!”