Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 by Heather Dodd
As if acres of incredible equestrian shopping and demonstrations by some of the world’s best riders weren’t enough, Your Horse Live is delighted to announce that this year’s event will be playing host to Olympic dressage superstar Carl Hester MBE.
Whatever your discipline, if you love horses and riding make a date in your diary for November 8 and 9, so you can catch the Olympic gold medallist’s demonstrations in the show’s main arena. Raised on the tiny Channel Island of Sark, where horses (and the odd tractor!) are the only form of transport, Carl has risen through the ranks to become one of the best dressage riders this country has ever produced. With numerous major championship wins under his belt, Carl has taken British dressage to a new level, and his career highlight came at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where he won team gold with teammates Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Tomlinson.
Alongside his own achievements, Carl’s incredible talent has led to a unique training partnership with fellow rider Charlotte, helping her and her much-loved horse Valegro, who is part owned by Carl, to their spectacular victory in the individual competition at London 2012.Often praised for his determination to allow his competition horses to be horses, Carl’s training methods and philosophies have seen him reap reward after reward, and no doubt fans will be keen to get an insight into how he sympathetically produces youngsters from the beginning of their careers through to Grand Prix level, as well as hear about the lives of the world-beating horses that call his Gloucestershire yard home.
Wherever he appears, Carl’s demonstrations always prove highly popular and with his wealth of experience his Your Horse Live demonstrations are guaranteed to be fun and informative.
For more information on Your Horse Live 2014 or to purchase your tickets visit www.yourhorselive.co.uk or telephone 0844 5810770.
WIN – WIN – WIN – CHN has a great YHL Ticket Giveaway in the August 2014 issue -see page 6 of the printed or online issue for details!