Geoff Billington has proposed to his long-term girlfriend Sarah Saltman.

The renowned British show jumper popped the question to Sarah on New Year’s Day, after six years together.

The couple have not yet made any plans for their big day but Geoff says the date will be some time in 2013.

Sarah, who is also a showjumper, helps out riding the youngsters for Geoff at his base in Nantwich, Cheshire. Geoff has also competed some of her horses on the showjumping circuit.

Geoff has five children – three sons, James, Marcus and Daniel and two daughters Emilee and Megan.