Photo: Stephen Bartholomew Photography
Horse & Country US is excited to announce four fantastic new Masterclass Xtra shows, focussing on the core disciplines of showjumping, dressage and eventing.
Throughout June four different riders, all performing at the pinnacle of their sport, will share top training tips and secrets of their success. They join other famous riders such as eventer Nick Gauntlett (featured in the video above).
The new series kicks off with young eventer David Doel, who works from poles on the ground all the way up to corner fences.
David rode in his first British Eventing (BE) competition when he was just 14 and has progressed up the ranks, joining the senior league in 2015.
Major results include team silver at the Team GB young rider championships in 2013 and winning British Eventing’s Goldman Cup in 2014, which is awarded each year to the under-21 rider with the most BE points.
Back by popular demand!
This episode will be followed by a Masterclass with Jay Halim, who is back by popular demand! The international showjumper and top trainer takes us through a range of jumping exercises, which are great to try at home.
Eventer Emily King is the star of our next programme, which features some interesting grid work ideas. In case you don’t know (we’re sure you do!) Emily is the daughter of eventing legend Mary King and has forged her own successful career in the sport, recently announcing that she is moving out of the family home to set up on her own.
She represented Team GB for the first time when she was just 15 and went on to win team gold in the young rider European Championships in Strzegom in 2015. Emily now competes at four-star level and is a great hope for the future.
The final show in June sees international dressage star Matt Frost demonstrate how to work through the paces on horses of all ages and abilities, from a four-year-old to a grand prix horse. His exercises are applicable to all types of horses, so this show offers something for everyone.
Matt has worked with some of the world’s best trainers, including Carl Hester – where he got to compete amazing horses including Uthopia, Valegro, Tyson, and Donnersong.
Masterclass Xtra: David Doel on Wednesday June 6 at 8pm (all times Eastern)
Masterclass Xtra: Jay Halim on Wednesday June 13 at 8pm
Masterclass Xtra: Emily King on Wednesday June 20 at 8pm
Masterclass Xtra: Matt Frost on Wednesday June 27 at 8pm