Sally Dernie who keeps her 19-year-old Giorgione-sired part-TB mare Giselle at Stilebridge Barn, Kent, scored her best yet mark, 70%, for their medium freestyle (27 September) at the Small Tour show.

Sally said: “We’ve done freestyle at elementary before and we both enjoy the music. A very kind friend of mine gave me a birthday present of a ticket to a clinic at Bedgebury with Tom Hunt (who did Valegro’s How to Train Your Dragon freestyle).

“At that point we hadn’t even started at medium, so I didn’t know what we were . . .

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