British dressage rider Emma Hindle has given birth to a baby boy.

Luke Hindle was born on Thursday 1 December at 5.38am. Luke is Emma and partner Tobias George’s first baby. He weighed 7lb.

Emma was in labour for two days and ended up having an emergency casesarian. However the pair are doing well and she told H&H’s Sarah Jenkins she now has a “happy and healthy baby boy”.

Emma is now trying to reorganise her stable and is still aiming at the Olympics. She aims to be back in the saddle in March. “We are looking for an international groom to accompany us on our Olympic road,” she added.

Emma competed for team GB at both the Athens and Bejing (Hong Kong) Olympics.