Have you always dreamt of being trained by one of your equestrian heroes or heroines? We take a look at some of the training opportunities that the stars are offering and how you can get your hands on them.

Ludger Beerbaum

The Olympic gold medallist is offering a weekend clinic at his yard in Germany (3-4 September) for 20 budding showjumpers and their horses. It marks Ludger’s 20-year association with Eskadron — to enter, riders need to buy a pair of Flexisoft tendon boots. For more information, email info@pikeur.de

Piggy French

This year’s winners of the British Riding Clubs BE80(T) championships will enjoy a lesson with one of eventing’s leading ladies, at her Leicestershire base, over the winter.

Sir Mark Todd

Riders who take part in Toddy’s “Bridging the Gap” sessions for those aiming at advanced can apply for a scholarship with the veteran horseman. He promises mentoring and individual tuition — but can’t guarantee you’ll win Badminton on your first attempt… Visit keyflow.co/mtbtg

This article was first published in Horse & Hound (23 May 2013)