I am so excited and over the moon to have beautiful 8 year old Anglo Arab Gelding VASSILY DE LASSOS joining the Hoy Team for owners and very dear supporters David and Paula Evans.

Vassily, who is by legendary eventing sire Jaguar Mail out of a Jalienny mare, has been carefully produced to 2* level by one of France´s top riders, Thomas Carlile, who I respect hugely and who I feel has got a wonderful feel for his horses. Thomas has been hugely supportive in Vassily´s transition and I hope I can follow in the footsteps of great results he and Vassily have produced.

I am very honored and hugely grateful to David and Paula to now take over the reins and partner Vassily in his future career.

We all have very high hopes for him and are very excited about the journey ahead!

Vassily has settled in well at Somerby Stables and he and I will now take a little time to get to know one another before we approach our first competitions together – watch this space!