Donatus Shona is the new girl at the school having arrived here on Easter Sunday 2013. She celebrates her twenty second birthday this year. Shona was previously a ‘ride and drive’ cob. Before I bought her I was taken for a drive in that carriage pulled by Shona. She was beautifully behaved and responded perfectly to voice commands. I was still border line terrified – particularly when my friend handed me the reins. We were such a long way from her head…

Shona took to riding school work happily and made a good friend of Mia. She has perfected the slowest walk in the world. This can lull you into a false sense of security as she is also extremely fast and enthusiastic at times. There is no slow walk when Shona is out on a hack or jumping her favourite cross country fences.