I’ve enjoyed a slightly quieter week at home after returning from our disappointment in La Baule.

On a brighter note I jumped the baby horses at a local show at Pycombe and they were all super. This weekend, I am taking five horses up to Towerlands Park in Essex for the young horse show there.

My plan at the moment is to get my up-and-coming horses really going well so in the next few months we can get them to a few bigger shows later in the summer.

The news on Paulien after La Baule is that she will need a bit of time off now — it’s nothing too serious — but we will use this time to try and get some embryos from her which is very exciting. After this break she should come back and be back on top-form. That is horses for you, unfortunately.

A couple more foals have been born to our mares at home. They are all stunning of course, but will they become top show jumpers? I’m looking forward to finding out!

Charlotte