A RETIRED racehorse has continued its success in an altogether different equestrian field — the discipline of dressage.

Seigneur de Bois, also known as Woody — now aged 13 having retired as a racehorse a year ago — has won her Isle of Wight owner Anna Reed the 2018 Retraining of Racehorses Points Award from Vectis Equestrian Club, for his performance in their competitions.

Anna, of Burnt House Lane, Newport, brought Woody to the Isle of Wight in 2016.

He ran in her colours for four years in point-to-point races and hunter chases, with second twice — his best result — at Newbury.

On Woody’s retirement from racing, Sam Dyer and Martine Harbour helped retain Woody for dressage.

Sam successfully competed Woody until she hung up her competition boots, which allowed Martine to take over the ride and continue to post good results — so much so, it led him to championship success.