Horse Hero Update - 19th June 2013
Latest Blogs. Joseph Murphy rises to the challenge, Georgie Somerset has a tragedy, Annie Perry has high hopes, Jo Eccles loves to be busy, Jason Webb gets the dressage bug and Shiwon Green's enthusiasm wanes. Melissa Beer counts her blessings, Olivia Wilmot needs to 'man-up', Emma Massingale makes a promise, Lynne Crowden lives to fight another day and Alex Franklin makes progress. Fiona Price prepares for an adventure, Sarah Fisher has perfect company, Erin Williams irons out the hiccups, Natalie Allen gets a training boost and Jessica Gale juggles her priorities.
Editorial. Horse Hero Guru's straight-talking answers to forum questions on dealing with a new horse, dental extraction, selecting a stallion, rigs and counter canter! You can also read a selection of May's blogs in Editorial if you haven't yet caught up with all our bloggers.
We recently filmed Horse Hero competition winners having their lessons with top dressage trainer Pammy Hutton, at the Talland School of Equitation. Sarah Reeve and Sara Bowie had schoolmaster lessons and Gill Richards brought her own horse. Lots of great insight was gained! Pammy's daughter Pippa (who has been selected for the Young Rider Europeans) also allowed us to film her Freestyle test.
Previously, we filmed Jane Lavington training native horses. Jane rode Ed the cob and the Advanced Clydesdale-cross Boston Deluxe. Next up is GB team eventer Daisy Dick and then more with Grand Prix dressage rider Nikki Crisp, who will be working with trainer Erik Theilgaard.
Stop Press! Congratulations to Horse Hero celebrity Georgie Somerset who has just announced her engagement - great news after the tragedy in her recent blog!