Richard Davison and his exciting youngster Hiscox Artemis were in winning form at the weekend, taking the grand prix special in challenging conditions at Munich.

Despite temperatures nearing 30 degrees, the duo looked poised and confident, scoring 70.65% to take the top spot.

H&H columnist Richard said: “I have not ridden this program for a year and I didn’t have the time to practise it here either!

“Artemis is such a strong horse. Not very big, but he has so much muscle that he hardly gets tired. Even though it was so extremely hot today, I felt that he had a lot of energy and a lot to give. He is truly an amazing horse!”

Richard is aiming the son of Florestan l at next year’s London Olympics.