Andrew Gould faces a tabloid frenzy when he returns to riding and teaching tomorrow morning following a family holiday in Spain.
The British media linked the international dressage rider to pupil Katie Price after it emerged he was among the group of friends partying in Bristol post-Badminton on Friday night. Andrew’s wife, Polly, was also out that night.
Andrew has strongly denied any rumours of an affair, stating: “There has never been or ever will be any romantic involvement.”
Andrew told Horse&Hound: “I’m looking forward to getting back to work and getting on with life as normal.”
This may not be so easy, with paparazzi camped outside his yard and the chance of reporter intrusion, but Andrew told H&H: “The horses are all fine, nobody can get into our yard. I’ve got lessons booked in tomorrow morning and will carry on teaching and riding as planned.”
Andrew also still intends to contest an open novice event at Mattingley, Hampshire, on 22 May riding Loughnatousa Iceman. He recently took up eventing — a sideline to his dressage career — finishing second at Hambledon on 24 April.
“I’m definitely still going to Mattingley, I’m all geared up for that and there’s no way I’m not going to get out and compete,” Andrew told H&H.