RACHAEL HAWKINS, 16, and now 5ft 10in, is measuring up to new ride 17.2hh Fontane x Don Gregory gelding, Fre’re Jacque. Until recently her partner in both BE Eventing and BD dressage was 14hh Sonny Boy.

Rachael said: “I’ve had Jack nearly three months. He’s very easy and takes up my long legs but it takes a lot of preparation to turn him.

“In his first test he found the arena quite spooky, so he backed off my leg, but in the second he was really forward.”

Rachael currently has Jack at livery with trainer Kirsty . . .

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