Harroway Mr Harlequin, our adored coloured stallion, was put to sleep on the afternoon of 12th January, 2017.

He was 24. Clive Hamblin, who was Quin’s vet, and saved him from colic when he was a three-year-old, did the deed and held Lucinda’s hand at the end; he was a huge comfort.

Harlequin was possibly one of the most important coloured stallions of all-time, with that indefinable star quality. But above all, he had the most wonderful, kind temperament, which he has passed on to his many progeny.

Thank you for all your kind messages; they have been a great comfort.