H&H dressage columnist

Articles by Carl Hester

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Carl Hester: The Caen before the WEG storm [H&H VIP]

Carl is surprised to find so few nations scoping out the venue for this year’s World Equestrian Games at the test event and talks about two soon-to-be vacant positions which will leave big holes in British dressage

Carl Hester: Totilas is back, let’s support him [H&H VIP]

H&H’s dressage columnist reflects on the best of Somerford and asks armchair enthusiasts to stop bashing Matthias Rath and Totilas

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Carl Hester: New judging rules and a wicked Windsor [H&H VIP]

Carl discusses a revolutionary new idea for levelling out wayward low scores from judges and he is impressed by the inaugural CDI3* at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Carl Hester: Let’s showcase British talent at conventions [H&H VIP]

Carl calls for British trainers to be used at the British Dresasge National Convention and muses on what big boots Amanda Bond’s will be to fill

Carl Hester working on the H&H dressage special
H&H guest editor Carl Hester: ‘I’ve loved feeling like top dog’ [H&H VIP]

Carl Hester shares what it feels like to take over the Editor’s reins and explains why he chose the topics he did for features in the magazine

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Carl Hester: New grand prix, foreign test riders and a cross-pole for Valegro

H&H’s dressage columnist debates whether grand prix is easier now than it used to be, suggests a change for the national championships and thinks about popping up a cross-pole for Valegro

Carl Hester riding Uthopia at Olympia Horse Show 2011
Carl Hester: Bright ideas to boost crowds [H&H VIP]

Carl was gripped by sports he didn’t fully understand during the winter Olympics and asks what dressage can do to try to emulate this?

Carl Hester teaches Lucinda Green on Valegro
Carl Hester: less of the jargon, please [H&H VIP]

In this week’s comment, H&H’s dressage columnist explain why he thinks there is too much jargon in the world or dressage and introduces his new dog from Battersea

Valegro at home with yard cat Clyde
Carl Hester: Valegro is staying [H&H VIP]

H&H dressage columnist explains why Valegro is no longer for sale, how you could become part of the Valegro story and reflects on Olympia

Carl Hester: Harmony over collection, please [H&H VIP]

Carl Hester doesn’t want to see relaxation lost in pursuit of maximum collection in piaffe