Horse Hero Update - 25th May 2013
Stop Press! Horse Hero celebrity Hannah Biggs and her stallion Weltzin achieved their best international score, at Hamburg, taking second place in the Grand Prix Special on 70.9%. All will be revealed in Hannah's blog soon! (You can also watch training videos of Hannah and Weltzin on the site.)
Latest Blogs. Jo Eccles survives a fall, Georgie Somerset waits, Melissa Beer makes some adjustments, Alex Franklin has an unexpected victory, Shiwon Green goes back to basics and Jason Webb chooses real life. A dream comes true for Emma Massingale, Erin Williams has a disappointment, Annie Perry is thrilled, Lynne Crowden comes of age, things change for Fiona Price and Jane Naughton is on a roll.
Jessica Gale makes a disastrous mistake, the moment arrives for Karen Morris, Maria Wynne hits the pain barrier, Alex Franklin is on a high, Natalie Allen makes progress and Joseph Murphy kicks himself.
Competition winners. We were inundated with entries for our competition to win a school-master lesson with dressage trainer Pammy Hutton. All put forward a heart-warming case for choosing them, so it proved impossible to pick just one winner! As a result, Pammy has agreed to give three lessons. Lucky winners who were drawn from the short-list are Sara Bowie, Sarah Reeve and Tracy Caldwell. We will be videoing them all.
Filming. We recently filmed with Grand Prix rider Annie Macdonald-Hall teaching her students, including fellow Grand Prix rider Roland Tong with a Prix St Georges horse. Sadie Smith rode a 6 year old by DiMaggio and up and coming Young Rider Jez Palmer had a lesson on Annie's own GP horse Rosso. We also filmled Italian eventer Vittoria Panizzon, (11th London Olympics, 7th at Badminton '13) jumping a half brother to her top mare Borough Pennyz, 3* Woody and a very green baby beginning her training. Next up Jane Lavington, training native horses for dressage!
Editorial. Horse Hero Guru's straight-talking answers to forum questions focus on trot issues, including young horse problems and jogging. You can also read a selection of April's blogs in Editorial if you haven't yet caught up with all our bloggers.