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The Horse & Hound Podcast 52: Bob Champion | Taking a horse to a new place | News round-up


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  • In our 52nd weekly episode of the first series of The Horse & Hound Podcast, legendary former jockey Bob Champion talks to H&H racing and showjumping editor Jennifer Donald about his win in the Grand National and more. Moving on to the week’s top news stories, H&H editor Pippa Roome is joined by news editor Eleanor Jones, senior news writer Lucy Elder and news writer Becky Murray to discuss owners in Tokyo, grants for riding schools and how Brexit effects the movement of people in the horse world. We also welcome back Jason Webb, who specialises in starting young horses and retraining those with problems, who talks about how to make outings to new places successful. We hope you will find it useful.

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    In episode 52, legendary former jockey Bob Champion talks to H&H racing and showjumping editor Jennifer Donald about his win in the Grand National and more.

    “I jumped Becher’s in about 29th place and I must have had the best run around the Canal Turn, because three fences later at Valentine’s, about three-and-a-half miles from home, I jumped to the front” – Bob Champion on his historic Grand National victory

    Moving on to the week’s top news stories, Horse & Hound editor Pippa Roome is joined by news editor Eleanor Jones, senior news writer Lucy Elder and news writer Becky Murray to discuss owners in Tokyo, grants for riding schools and how Brexit effects the movement of people in the horse world.

    “You won’t be in Tokyo if you don’t get that owner accreditation and it’s such a shame as these people plough thousands of pounds into the sport” – Pippa Roome on the current situation for horse owners and the Tokyo Olympics

    In this week’s advice section, we welcome back Jason Webb, who specialises in starting young horses and retraining those with problems, shares his tips on taking a new horse out to a new place.

    “When you take a new horse out to a new environment, having a plan on what to do is critical in creating behaviours that relax your horse” – Jason Webb

    We hope you will enjoy our latest episode and would love to hear your feedback, so please do send your thoughts to pippa.roome@futurenet.com

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