Merrist Wood, Guildford, Surrey, 17 April
Featuring riders Sue Simmons, above, Des Stier, Michelle Nichols, Karen Roberts, Phoebe Osborn, Dawn Buckley, Nora Ekelund and Charlotte Wheeler

PEOPLE saving horses and horses saving people was a recurring theme among a number of combinations competing in the indoor, short arena tests at Merrist Wood. Australian Desma Stier is a lady who likes a challenge. That came in the shape of Royal D’Accord a 10-year-old who returned to competition after a four-year break this year with Des in the hot seat. The combination . . .

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