If you’ve ever wondered how your riding might improve under the tuition of a world-leading dressage rider and trainer, now’s your chance to find out.

H&H is offering six readers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase tickets to join Carl Hester this autumn for two days of intensive coaching via the H&H Training Academy.

Not only will you and your horse enjoy an individual lesson with Carl, the two of you will also benefit from the attention of an expert panel. Perfect your posture using the latest assessment technology, work through physical, psychological and dietary issues with the same specialists who train British Olympic riders, and discuss your horse’s needs with Carl’s own nutritionist and saddler.

It won’t all be hard work and no play. You’ll also enjoy a five-star stay at Orles Barn Hotel, a delicious dinner hosted by the H&H team and lunch with Carl at his favourite local pub.

End the action-packed weekend (12-13 September) by riding a test of your choice in front of a List One judge and benefit from in-depth feedback and advice.

This is a one-off opportunity to experience the same training and support offered to Olympic level dressage riders. It wil suit serious dressage riders determined to give themselves the edge in competition.

Price on application. Places are strictly limited — for further information click here.

Purchase your place on this exclusive course

First published in Horse & Hound magazine on 24 July 2014