This year’s winner gets a year’s sponsorship from Blue Chip and the chance to co-present an episode of Rudall’s Round-Up with Jenny, while all eight finalists will be invited to join H&C’s All Star vlogging team and will appear on the channel regularly on the All Star Diaries programme.
Applications are open now, with potential candidates invited to submit their video auditions at horseandcountry.tv. Entries close on 1 March 2017.
“Blue Chip All Star Academy was a huge success for the channel last year, and we’re pleased to be able to produce a second series,” said H&C’s Head of Programming, Jonathan Rippon.
“The first series winner Rhi Lee-Jones has had a phenomenal year since winning the show, getting the opportunity to go to some of Britain’s biggest equestrian events and interview leading stars such as Ben Maher and Gemma Tattersall. We’re looking forward to seeing all of this year’s audition videos, and to finding out who will be crowned the All Star Academy champion for 2017.”
Clare Blaskey, Founder of Blue Chip Feed Ltd, added:
“We are thrilled that Blue Chip is once again sponsoring Blue Chip All Star Academy. We have kept in touch with last year’s contestants and it has been fascinating to follow their incredible progress after appearing on the programme. We are very proud that our winner, Rhi Lee-Jones, has become a regular presenter on Horse & Country TV and looks to have a bright future in television. We can’t wait to meet this year’s contestants and look forward to working with them during the year.”
Series two will premiere on Horse & Country TV in May. H&C broadcasts on Sky channel 253 and via H&C Play, where viewers can watch the channel on laptop, smartphone and tablet.