Flossy is well known to many on the British Dressage Forum as a teller of interesting stories and perhaps the odd joke or two. We have selected a few tales for your pleasure.

Can I have his number

The winter championship as always a great opportunity for a social get together . Leaning on the bar ,at the Royal Exchange public house opposite the show venue , were Lady Suckley and Plump Lady waiting for Fluffy Smyth to join them for an after class blow to blow excusing debriefing . Fluffy Smyth entered the pub in what can be only described as a perfect impersonation of the John Wane amble , hips locked in a rigor mortis like spasm, legs wide apart (enough to drive a horse and cart between them ) and facial expression exuding pain and agony . “I had a warm-up session with Marco de Graber(the popular Germen trainer ) “ she explained “HE helped me discover organs I did not know existed “ she added as she grabbed the side of the bar to support her trembling body before it descended to ground level . “I know exactly what you mean “ Plump Lady said “ One session with Marco and I am on my back for a week of compulsory recuperation . Fluffy Smyth ,Joining the conversation said “Girls why don’t we for the next time book a joint one , it might just be a little less demanding on the aging bodies than him honing all his skill on one person alone “. Listening to all this conversation was a well-trimmed woman which from her dress code clearly was not one of the dressage crowd . She turned to the 3 Dressage Divas and said “Ladies it is clear that you three are open-minded ladies of the world , would you be willing to let me have the Tel number of this guy Marco De Graber he sound exactly what I need “ and she winked .