Would you like to pick the brains of one of the country’s leading showmen? Now is your chance!
Robert Walker, who is renowned for success in the show ring riding hunters and cobs, is guest editing our showing special (on sale 17 March) and we are offering readers a chance to send in their questions for him. We will pick our favourites, ask Robert to answer them, and publish the answers online.
Perhaps you need tips for preparing your horse for the show ring, are wondering what is the best kit to wear or want to know how Robert gets his horses to perform so well in the ring?
Or maybe you’d like to know which show horse past or present he’d most like the ride on, how he chooses ponies for his children, how he trains at home and which items he relies on to make coats gleam and tails shine.
Robert knows what the judges are looking for and he could even share the common mistakes he sees other riders making in the ring.
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 9 March.
In 2015 Robert rode five winners at Royal Windsor Horse Show, where he lifted the novice and heavyweight championship titles and added the cob and novice hunter reserve spots for good measure.
The rider’s brilliant season continued, with victories at Great Yorkshire show and the Royal International, before culminating at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) in October, where Robert claimed the hunter championship aboard the lightweight Vantage Point.
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Robert also took the maxi-cob title at HOYS on Starry Night (pictured), who was recording his sixth victory from six starts at the Birmingham venue, and partnered the heavyweight winner Singfield’s Rockefeller — who only arrived at the Walker yard a mere 10 days earlier.
If anyone can give you top tips for getting the winning edge this show season it’s Robert — so don’t miss this unique opportunity to quiz him.