Horse Hero Update - 16th April 2014
News! Harriet Bloxham and her Quantocks eventing pony Milo have won the National Novice Restricted title at the dressage Winter Championships. They also won best Under 25, best Amateur Rider and best British breed! (You can watch a training video of Harriet working with dressage trainer and judge Julie Legg on Horse Hero.)
Latest Blogs. Jane Naughton is inspired, Natasha Adkinson suffers a great loss, Alex Brown indulges his creative side, Lynne Crowden analyses her trip to 'Oz, Polly Williamson gets busy, Sue Lee despairs and Erin Williams redeems herself. Pregnancy has advantages for Olivia Wilmot, Vivian Chang makes a breakthrough, Jo Eccles is hurt, Karen Morris makes lists and Sam Brown is on a learning curve. Nikki Crisp blows away the cobwebs and Maria Wynne develops a 'badass' attitude.
Filming. We have recently filmed with Grand Prix dressage rider Matt Hicks training Horse Hero blogger Jessica Gale and her two horses, youngster Kiwi and Junior team prospect Neukey. Matt also rode an eventer turned dressage horse. Previously, we returned to dressage rider Dan Greenwood. Dan showed us the type of work he does the day before a competition and taught amateur rider Lisa on her Advanced Medium Scandic son. Next up, a return to dressage trainer Diane Thurman-Baker.
Editorial. In our latest Guest Feature, Jane Naughton takes a trip to Spain's first ever dressage CDI 4* and says it's 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.
Next video. Grand Prix dressage rider Matt Hicks trains GB Junior team prospect (and Horse Hero blogger) Jessica Gale on the team test in preparation for selection.