Les Etoiles de Pau

Brookfield Inocent surpassed Piggy’s hopes with a fantastic performance at his first ever CCI5* event.

He started with a superb dressage test, scoring 22.2 which was good enough for second place going in to the cross country. Piggy admitted that a missed flying change was expensive, but said, “otherwise he was a total superstar, I’m delighted.

“It feels like I’ve been waiting a while to run him around a 5* cross country track – but it was worth waiting for! He made it feel very easy (even when I got it wrong at the corner at fence 14) and cruised round inside the time.”

To cap it off, the pair jumped an impeccable clear on the final day, finishing on their dressage score in second place.

“I couldn’t be more proud of his performance in his first 5*. He’s such a beautiful horse with a great future ahead of him so, fingers crossed, we have many more great days to look forward to. I feel very lucky to have this horse to ride.”

Piggy & Brookfield Inocent © Hannah Cole