Horse Hero Update - 23rd April 2014
Latest Blogs. Annie Joppe overcomes the odds, Lizzie Brown gets off to a good start, Melissa Beer makes progress, Jessica Gale grins from ear to ear, Sam Brown has a moment to remember, Alex Franklin has a rude awakening and Shiwon Green does unexpected acrobatics. Things get better for Georgie Somerset, Sarah Fisher is relieved, Jane Naughton is inspired, Natasha Adkinson suffers a loss, Alex Brown indulges his creative side and Lynne Crowden analyses her trip to 'Oz.
Filming. We have recently filmed with Grand Prix dressage rider Matt Hicks who trained Horse Hero blogger Jessica Gale riding youngster Kiwi and Junior team prospect Neukey. Matt also rode an eventer turned dressage horse for us. Previously, we returned to dressage rider Dan Greenwood who showed us the type of work he does the day before a competition. He also taught amateur rider Lisa on her Advanced Medium Scandic son. Next up, we are filming Horse Hero competition winners having school-master lessons with Pammy Hutton at Talland.
Editorial. In our latest Guest Feature, Jane Naughton took a trip to Spain's first ever dressage CDI 4* and said it was a "veritable feast of excellence"! Horse Hero Guru's straight-talking answers to forum questions include acceptance of the contact, loading problems, a lacklustre walk, showing advice and dealing with a stroppy Welsh mare! You can also read a selection of blogs in Editorial if you haven't yet caught up with all our bloggers.
Competition. Win a 'Beyond Horse Massage' DVD by Jim Masterson and find out about his ground-breaking techniques to improve performance! (Click to enter.)
Next video. Dan Greenwood trains amateur dressage rider Lisa Price on her impressive Scandic son.
Stop press! World number one and double-Olympic and European champion, Charlotte Dujardin, has become the first-ever Briton to win the dressage World Cup (Lyon, France). On a score of 92.179%, she was well ahead of defending champions Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill in second place. Meanwhile, Lucy Wiegersma and Mr Chunky (stars of the latest Horse Hero video) were on the winning GB Nations Cup team.