Laura Tomlinson: Grand prix should be the real deal *H&H VIP*

Opinion

Congratulations to Lara Butler and my parents’ Rubin Al Asad on their British Dressage national championship title. What made my mother even prouder, though, was Lara’s victory in the inter II championship on our home-bred Kristjan. I rode both Kristjan’s dam and sire back in my teens, so it really was special.

Meanwhile, my own breeding programme continues as my expanding bump has brought me out of denial and made me face facts — by the end of January I will be mother to a third chi