Show producer Adam Winbourne has been fined £250 and “strongly admonished” by the British Show Pony Society for darkening the star and sock on Daldorn Racing Bow (news, 7 November).

Mr Winbourne told H&H he accepted the fine, but felt the rule was frequently broken.
“People put oil on a white hoof all the time – there’s no difference,” he said.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (24 November 2011)