HORSE HERO UPDATE - 1st September 2015
Stop press! Congratulations to GB eventer Franky Reid-Warrilow who took gold on Dolly Whisper at the European 2* Championships. Franky led from start to finish and the team also took silver. You can watch a video of Franky and Whisper preparing for the Champs' on Horse Hero. Meanwhile, blogger Sam Ecroyd took team bronze at the Junior European Eventing Championships.
Latest Blogs. Jessica Gale is pleasantly surprised, Sarah Isaacs has a scare, Sharon Edwards gets an Aachen boost, Sophie Jenman prepares for Burghley, Jo Eccles has a ball, Sam Brown plays the name-game and Lynn Davies is unexpectedly busy. Karen Morris stays on top, Polly Williamson teaches the art of 'repair', Olivia Wilmot is doubly-pleased, Georgie Somerset has big news and Natalie Allen is disappointed. Jane Naughton plays with the big boys and Erin Williams steps up!
Editorial. In our latest Guest Feature, Canadian dressage rider Leueen Willoughby reports on the debacles and delights of the 2015 Pan Am Games. Plus straight-talking answers to forum questions on napping and training issues such as opening the mouth, improving responsiveness and softening the contact from our own Horse Hero Guru, and a selection of last month's blogs if you haven't yet caught up with all our bloggers.
Filming. We have recently filmed with 24 year old Ryan Todd, who is contesting his first year at senior level after a successful few years on the international Young Rider circuit. Ryan, who trains with Laura Tomlinson, rode his top horse Charlie for us as well as a spooky mare and a newly started youngster and provided an excellent insight into his training.
Previously, we filmed up and coming eventer Sam Ecroyd (before he headed off to the Junior European Championships).
Next video: The second part of the lesson with dressage trainer Kate Cowell and Lesley riding 'dangerous Dave'. The pair are working at Medium level.