In our 17th weekly episode of the first series of The Horse & Hound Podcast, we kick off by speaking to five-star British eventer Imogen Murray, who chats to H&H’s Hannah Lemieux about her talented but quirky partner Ivar Gooden, who comes into his own at Badminton and Burghley. Moving on to the week’s top news stories, H&H news regulars Eleanor Jones, Lucy Elder and Becky Murray join our host Pippa Roome to discuss the reduction of penalties for all athletes, including riders, found guilty of using recreational drugs, proposals for digital equine passports and new opportunities for young horses across the Olympic disciplines, while Catherine Austen shares her thoughts on the action from Britain’s only four-star long eventing competition at Burnham Market. We also welcome back British supergroom Alan Davies, who offers his expert advice on rugging horses.
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In episode 17, British five-star event rider Imogen Murray chats with H&H’s Hannah Lemieux about her top horse Ivar Gooden, who comes into his own at the five-star events of Badminton and Burghley.
“He was only 10 when he went to his first Badminton. I was pretty nervous, he’d never competed at that level before. He rose to the occasion and flew round – I never thought it could feel that easy, especially when everyone else was having so many problems on the cross-country” – Imogen Murray
Our podcast host Pippa Roome is joined by Eleanor Jones, Lucy Elder and Becky Murray of the H&H news team to evaluate this week’s top stories including changes to penalties related to recreational drug use among all athletes including riders, proposals for digital equine passports to make moving horses between countries easier after Brexit and new opportunities for young horses across the Olympic disciplines, while our Burnham Market reporter Catherine Austen joins us to share her views on Britain’s only four-star long competition of 2020.
“It was a good event, it had very, very good entries… but a three-day event behind closed doors did feel quite empty” – Catherine Austen
“I do love a nice thin cotton summer sheet, which you can wash quickly and easily. It keeps their coats good and keeps the dust off in the summer, then I use them in the winter under their other rugs” – Alan Davies
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