Hero of the year 2006 in winning Badminton and finishing 2nd at Burghley. Moonfleet started his career as Junior horse of Tom Magnier of the legendary Coolmore Stud and after supporting Tom with his riding skills I was very fortunate to be given the ride when Tom´s life turned to his duties in his family´s racing business.
If you now want to know which is the best horse I have ever ridden – I cannot give you an answer! They are and have been such different personalities, individual characters and each of them is and has been wonderful in their own way. The one thing I can say the more riding I do the more I appreciate my early horses - my knowledge 40 years ago was so limited and the horses were fantastic to support the “gaps”.