I’ve enjoyed a slightly quieter week at home after returning from our disappointment in La Baule.

On a brighter note I jumped the baby horses at a local show at Pycombe and they were all super. This weekend, I am taking five horses up to Towerlands Park in Essex for the young horse show there.

My plan at the moment is to get my up-and-coming horses really going well so in the next few months we can get them to a few bigger shows later in the summer.

The news on Paulien after La Baule is that she will need a bit of time off now — it’s nothing too serious — but we will use this time to try and get some embryos from her which is very exciting. After this break she should come back and be back on top-form. That is horses for you, unfortunately.

A couple more foals have been born to our mares at home. They are all stunning of course, but will they become top show jumpers? I’m looking forward to finding out!