A rider who slimmed down from 23st 3lb to 13st 9lb, and different issues the horse world is speaking about

  • 1. ‘It wasn’t truthful on her’

    The H&H group wish to congratulate Abbi Newton, who misplaced greater than 9 stone so as to really feel comfy using her thoroughbred-warmblood mare Might. Abbi was 23st 3lb at her heaviest, in September 2021. Motivated by the will to get again within the saddle, she is now 13st 9lb, and as decided as ever. She has a contest objective to return to the British Driving Membership championships, the place she had competed earlier than her weight acquire, and we want her the easiest of luck.

    Learn how Abbi lowered her weight

    2. 5-star rider switches sports activities

    Hannah Bate and Finbury Hill jumping through The Lake at Badminton 2015

    Hannah Bate and Finbury Hill at Badminton 2015.

    British five-star occasion rider Hannah Bate has made the choice to surrender eventing and focus totally on showjumping. Hannah informed H&H: “I discovered myself planning this spring across the showjumping reveals and that’s after I thought that if I used to be attempting to get the eventing to slot in with showjumping, that’s mistaken on homeowners and horses. My coronary heart simply isn’t in it. That’s what I’ve informed my homeowners and so they appreciated my honesty.”

    Discover out why Hannah is altering route

    3. A 20-year-old stallion who nonetheless loves competing

    Ben Maher and Tic Tac return to their winning ways at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Florida

    Ben Maher has loved one more success together with his Olympic associate Tic Tac, nearly a 12 months to the day of their earlier triumph. Jane Clark’s 20-year-old Clinton stallion lives in Florida full-time and seems to like the grass Derby discipline on the Winter Equestrian Competition the place he received Thursday’s (19 January) CSI3* 1.45m pace class.

    “It’s actually old-school floor right here and I believe as an older horse, he likes the brighter jumps and loves the bottom,” stated Ben. “We’re very restricted with what we do with him, and we care for him; he’s nonetheless having fun with it. He truthfully nonetheless appears like he desires to do nothing else.”

    Discover how Ben’s group retains Tic Tac match and effectively

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