Martyna Niewiarowska and Debra Barr’s nine-year-old Friesian gelding Tjade Fan Lutke Peinjum ran away with first place in the elementary 59 qualifier at Step Aside, Belmoredean (10 September) scoring 75.31%.

Judge Wendy Jago was clearly impressed. “He did some lovely leg yields — very few horses do, which always surprises me,” she said.

“Leg yield was one of the first things we were taught to teach our horses,” continued Wendy. “It’s basic training as it helps horses learn to carry themselves.

“The weakness with Friesians is the connectedness in the medium trot. They work faster — as . . .

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