More than 70 readers joined Horse & Hound at a Reader Evening at our London offices last week to hear the Olympic predictions of an expert panel and fire questions at them about riders, formats and more.
After drinks on the terrace against the backdrop of the City, readers listened as our expert panel of H&H showjumping columnist Graham Fletcher, contributor and six-times Badminton winner Lucinda Green and dressage legend Kyra Kyrklund (chaired by H&H Editor Lucy Higginson), discussed their own extensive Olympic experience and explored our medal hopes at the coming Games, why the world has suddenly become so good at dressage, and why Olympic event riders appear to be getting older.
Graham Fletcher revealed how close the battle for showjumping selection had been – and explained why Germany’s showjumpers could be mistaken for track and field athletes these days.
Readers then asked questions on topics ranging from rider fitness to Paralympic chances before catching a final chance to chat with their equestrian heroes.
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