IT is convention that you never ask a lady her age. In the case of both Henrietta Knight and Jessica Harrington it is well-known that they are 71 years, and both act like they are half that age. They show an enthusiasm for what they do that would embarrass many and this obviously comes about from doing something that they love.

The similarities don’t stop there. Both come from the world of eventing where they enjoyed competing successfully at the highest level, both are Gold Cup winning trainers, and both were married to equally well-known figures in the world of racing.