Greta had a rather longer stay in North Norfolk than originally planned, when all intermediate sections were cancelled at Burnham Market, and the Advanced – to which she quickly transferred – was moved to the Sunday, following heavy overnight rain on the Friday night.

Cooley For Sure was full of beans and very happy to be getting in his final Badminton prep run. A 31.3 dressage was followed by one rail down and a steady clear across country.

The Badminton draw took place today: Greta and ‘Murphy’ will be making their debut wearing number 40.

Photo © Maxime David