Another lucky “catch ride” who ended up partnering me in the 1996 Olympic Games after claiming the title at Luhmühlen International Horse Trials. Gershwin was the most beautiful horse with great movements combined with a fantastic attitude towards the sport.

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”.