Fantastic New Masterclasses added to The London International Horse Show 2022 Programme

Fantastic New Masterclasses added to The London International Horse Show 2022 Programme

The London International Horse Show 2022 is delighted to announce the addition of a programme of masterclasses to the 2022 timetable, expected to educate and inspire spectators. The new masterclasses will take place in the Warm-Up Arena in the mornings and are free to all visitors who have purchased a ticket to that day’s afternoon or evening performances.London International Horse Show 2022 #eliteequestrian

These new masterclasses will take place in addition to the previously announced ‘Dressage Unwrapped: Back to the Future’ edition, which is taking place on the afternoon of Thursday 15 December in the Main Arena. In this session, a collection of Great Britain’s most celebrated Dressage riders, such as Richard Davison, Carl Hester MBE and double world champion Lottie Fry, will reflect on past successes and expand on how they go about identifying and producing potential championship horses. Through a series of demonstrations some of the biggest names in Dressage and Eventing will consider the process of building a relationship between horse and rider, and the challenges faced enroute to success.

The unique session will begin with Carl Hester MBE, who will detail the qualities experts look for in potential future champions and use a selection of his horses in the demonstration. This will be followed by Danish Olympic medallist Anne van Olst who, with the help of her protégé, Britain’s new double world champion Lottie Fry, will go on to explain that it takes more than just putting a great horse with a great rider. There are years of training, hurdles to overcome and experience to develop to be able to reach the pinnacle of the sport.

Finally, the British Performance Director, Dickie Waygood, will partner with Olympic Eventing team gold medallist and reigning Badminton champion Laura Collett, to demonstrate how to keep Dressage horses interested and motivated through fun training methods – providing tips for how to get the most out of a horse by keeping them happy.

On Saturday 17 December, the Show welcomes its first new masterclass, the ‘Para Dressage Showcase Hosted By Natasha Baker’. Natasha Baker OBE is a British Para Equestrian who has won a total of seven Paralympic gold medals and six Paralympic silver medals across her career to date, and will treat the audience to a 360-degree guide to Para Dressage with the help of world-class riders. Beginning with a demo from Grade I and II athletes, Natasha will discuss the adaptability both horse and rider need to excel, followed by a closer look at the rider-horse-coach relationship required. The Showcase will complete with some fantastic Freestyle to Music from Grade IV and V riders to end. The Para Dressage Showcase takes place from 10.15–11.00am

The second masterclass, ‘Riding Academy Live’, will shine a spotlight on a 2022 feature display The Devil’s Horsemen, and Show charity Ebony Horse Club, as they join forces once again following their involvement in The London International Riding Academy 2022. In August 2022, the Show facilitated an Academy Day that provided invaluable lessons and experiences to a group of children from the Ebony Horse Club, courtesy of the renowned stunt riding siblings Camilla and Dan Naprous. The Academy’s long-term mission is intended to educate and inform children about the range of career options open to them within the equestrian sector, and audiences will be able to witness the Academy’s magic first hand on Sunday 18 December between 9.15–10.00am.

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