About the Author
Zara Colchester and Charlotte Sainsbury-Plaice met when Zara tried to buy one of Charlotte's horses. In the end Charlotte couldn't bear to part with it and Zara's long journey across country looked like a dead end. Instead, the two became great friends and in 2002 they set up Stately Rides (www.statelyrides.co.uk) bespoke holidays on romantic rides staying in private homes. Charles Sainsbury-Plaice is one of the world's leading equine and equestrian photographers, booked regularly by Country Life, Horse & Hound and The Field.