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Jockey rides Human Horse at Ascot

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 by Heather Dodd

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Photoshoot
Ascot Racecourse saw an unusual mount for Jockey Steafanie Hofer in the form of this amazing ‘human horse’ recently.  The giant racehorse was actually formed by a group of contortionists, and Stefanie joined them in the saddle once the acrobats were in position.It was done to celebrate the World’s premier international jockeys’ competition, the upcoming Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup on Saturday 9th August, where Stefanie Hofer will compete in the girls’ team.

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Photoshoot

Team member, Stephanie Hofer

This VIDEO features some amazing behind the scenes footage of what it took to put together the remarkable display.

Bicester Riding Club win Area 6 Liaison Trophy

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 by Heather Dodd

Team Bicester Riding Club
Bicester Riding Club members were celebrating after their first big win for the club by becoming the overall winners of The British Riding Clubs Area 6 Liaison Trophy Competition which was held at Berkshire College of Agriculture on 6th April 2014.

The competition consists of four phases including dressage, show jumping, cross country and a trail ride.  Each of the team members takes part in two of the phases.  This competition is intended as a confidence building event in which Clubs in Area 6 may enter teams in each of the four phases.

The team included; Jenny Fenton, Louise Bull, Jackie Card, Alex Barter, Lauren Harrold, Jane Bird, Anna-Marie O’Hanlon, Michele Gregory, and Sarah Pettit who stepped in at the last minute to replace one of the team members who’s horse was badly affected by the surface’s sand particles.

IMG_0817 Louise Bull riding Bertie for Central Horse News

Louise Bull riding Bertie

IMG_0862 Anna-Marie O'Hanlon riding Hattie

Anna-Marie O’Hanlon riding Hattie

Team Manager & Chairman, Emma Richardson-Steele said ‘This was a genuine novice team, an amazing result and our first big win for Bicester Riding Club’.

Bicester Riding Club was started just four years ago and has gone from strength to strength and now has a membership base of over 150.  They ran a team last year at the prestigeous Blenheim Horse Trials Riding Club Challenge and hope to enter a team again this year.

If anyone would like details of Bicester Riding Club, please see their website www.bicesterridingclub.org.uk

 

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