Helen Bell and Half Moon Ripasso have clocked up more miles than most in pursuit of equine and equestrian perfection. At Plumpton, East Sussex (7 November) the duo won the medium 75 qualifier with 67.02%. Helen commented: “You have to put the effort in, if you want the rewards.”

Helen bought her Relevant x Wolkenstein 10-year-old ‘in utero’ from the Half Moon Stud in Dorset where she lives. She said: “I bought him on the basis of the breeding. I had seen Relevant compete at the Europeans and so on and very much liked what I saw . . .

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