Choosing to go back to work aged 76, plus other things the equestrian world is talking about

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  • 1. Making a comeback, aged 76

    Legendary trainer Henrietta Knight said her ambition is to be back in the Cheltenham winner’s enclosure, as she returns to the job at the age of 76. The National Hunt trainer, who saddled Best Mate to a historic three Gold Cup wins in a row, is reapplying for her licence, 11 years after she retired. “I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time,” Henrietta told H&H. “Some people think I’m mad but you have to take a few gambles and risks in life to have success. I probably took one when I started training in 1989, but life is a gamble, isn’t it?”

    Find out what else Henrietta had to say

    2. Happy 70th birthday, Lucinda

    Eventing World Championships commentators: Lucinda Green is on the team for the livestream

    Equestrian legend and six-time Badminton winner Lucinda Green turns 70 today and the whole H&H team wishes her many happy returns. To mark this special occasion, join us by taking a look back through the H&H archives at an exclusive interview during which Lucinda recapped her six Badminton-winning horses and the lessons she learnt from each one along the way.

    Read Lucinda’s Badminton stories

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