William Funnell: Where are our riders for future Olympic Games? *VIP*

I recently had a horse based with a rider in the Netherlands. When the bill arrived, I couldn’t work out why the show expenses were half what they are in the UK. I was talking to the owner of a Dutch show centre, who said that their federation has an option that if entry fees are less than €12.50 (£10.50), you don’t have to give prize-money.