The Search for a Star Master Class will provide an overview of showing and will be aimed at being informative for amateur riders planning to get underway with showing their horses. The line-up for the Master Class includes several of the SEIB Search for a Star 2018 finalists, with a variety of different show horses attending – hunters, hacks, riding horses, working ponies, ex-racehorse, cobs and possibly mountain and moorland.
Top show producer, judge and long-term Search for a Star stalwart, Richard Ramsay said:
“We are very keen to de-bug the mystique of showing. It really is something that everyone can come and have a go at. This new Master Class at Your Horse Live is going to provide a great opportunity for people to find out much more about showing.”
The Search for a Star Master Class will be run as a show class, there will be an initial go-round, individual shows and the horses and ponies will be stripped and trotted up and ridden by the ride judges. The judges will comment on the horses’ and ponies’ conformation, way of going and what the judges expect from them. Ride judges Chris Hunnable and Sarah Champman will ride each of the horses and explain their thoughts to provide a great insight as to what a ride judge is thinking as they are riding the horses in a showing class.
Your Horse Live Event Director, Emma Bedford said:
“Search for a Star is something that our visitors can really aspire to, and we are very excited to be adding something completely new to the Your Horse Live line up”.
Your Horse Live has traditionally been run over two days and the extra day – Master Class Friday is brand new for this year and will be in addition to all the usual great things at Your Horse Live including, performances, talks, demos and shopping at over 420 equine stands.
Another first for the Friday of Your Horse Live is the inclusion of the first ever competition at the event – the SEIB Search for a Star Mountain and Moorland Championship. Fifteen top class Mountain and Moorland ponies ridden and produced by amateur riders have spent the summer qualifying around the country for this exciting new final at Your Horse Live. The winner of the final will be invited to take part in the SEIB Search for a Star Master Class later in the day.
SEIB Marketing Manager Nicolina Mackenzie said:
“We are truly delighted to be a part of this exciting new day at Your Horse Live. Search for a Star will be entering its 23rd year next spring and there are ever increasing numbers of amateur riders keen to learn more about showing and we believe that the Search for a Star Master Class will provide them with an entertaining and educational insight into showing.”
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