Ellen Whitaker has two new jumping horses from Sweden.

Arena UK Orlando (stable name Lenny) was bought for Ellen by the owner of the Arena UK showground in Lincolnshire, Norman Oley.

Ellen says the nine-year-old chestnut is “very brave, with a big heart”.

Mr Oley’s daughter Lauren Humphries told H&H: “We hope for big things from Lenny. We’re not sure what Ellen will do with him this season but he’s very talented.”

The second horse is a 10-year-old mare called Xemenia (stable name Minnie), whom Ellen thinks has a very bright future ahead of her.

Ellen said: “I am really excited to have these horses. They are both very very easy horses and I am enjoying getting to know them.

“Lenny is really like Kanselier in his early years and I am hoping his career will be as long as successful as Kanselier’s was.

“Minnie is an amazing horse. I first saw her when she was very young and then when I rode her recently I loved her. I have very high hopes for her future.”