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Carl Hester

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Carl Hester was raised on the tiny Channel island of Sark. Once a year the whole island gets together for the Sark horse show.  This tradition still remains and the horse show weekend has now become an annual pilgrimage for Carl Hester and his friends.

At 19 Carl Hester he decided to apply for a job with horses on the mainland. Through an advertisement in Horse and Hound Carl Hester arrived at the Fortune Centre in Hampshir It was there Carl Hester had his first opportunity to compete and it was on the Fortune Centre’s skewbald mare, Jolly Dolly, that Carl Hester won the 1985 Young Dressage Rider Championship.

His next job took him to the Gloucestershire village of Bourton on the Hill and the farm of Jannie and Christopher Taylor. I was made to ride difficult horses, Jannie’s specialty, which resulted in a broken ankle and shoulder during my brief eventing career. However Carl Hester did compete at the first Blenheim Horse Trials and won the Spillers Dressage with Jumping Championship. It was during this time that Carl Hester learnt the true basis of horsemanship, finding a way based on tact, patience, firmness and kindness when dealing with horses with behavioral problems. Making them think for themselves, rather than having their natural character and ability suppressed through harshness.

Carl Hester’s career took the most dramatic turn when Dr Bechtolsheimer approached him to join his yard as a rider. Carl Hester rode and trained with Dr Bechtolsheimer for three and a half years and in 1990 went to the World Championships on Rubelit von Unkenriff, the European Championships in 1991 and in 1992 the Barcelona Olympics on Georgioni. Carl Hester was the youngest British rider to ever compete in an Olympic Games.

On leaving Dr Bechtolsheimer Carl Hester went into a business partnership with Kate Carter at her yard at Stow on the Wold. This continued until Kate decided to move for more space for her stud activities and soon Carl Hester too had moved to buy his own yard.

Carl Hester continues to be one of the leading UK dressage riders and is a renowned dressage trainer


Equestrian News - Carl Hester

2012 British Dressage Convention To Be Hosted By Leading Dressage Rider Carl Hester
The two day dressage convention is one of the key events in the British Dressage calender and will see dressage trainers, judges and supporters come together for the event, which will include a number of sessions by Carl Hester where he will share his training approach and will demonstrate his techniques with horse and rider combinations at various levels.

British Dressage is hoping Carl and his pupil Charlotte Dujardin will ride themselv

Carl Hester secures dressage silver in Grand Prix Freestyle
Carl Hester completed an unprecedented weekend for the British dressage team by adding a second individual silver to Thursday's team gold. After finishing second in Saturday's Grand Prix Special, the Sark rider replicated that result in Sunday's Grand Prix Freestyle with 84.179%.

Dutch rider Adelinde Cornilessen, who won Saturday's Grand Prix, was again a cut above the rest with 88.768%.Britain's Laura Bechtolsheimer was edged into fo

Carl Hester`s 82.568% personal best
Carl Hester produced a breathtakingly beautiful test with the 10 year old Uthopia, causing the crowd to gasp and murmur with excitement as he put the horse he co-owns with Sasha Stewart through its amazing paces. There where whoops and cheers before he had even nailed his halt, everyone aware they were witnessing something very special. The score of 82.568%, another personal best, confirmed it, catapulting them into the lead and leaving him and h

GB Dressage Team Named: Richard Davison, Carl Hester, Nicola McGivern and Emma Hindle
Great Britain has selected four riders to compete for dressage medals at the Athens Olympics in August. Richard Davison, Carl Hester, Nicola McGivern and Emma Hindle have all been called into the team.

"We were pleased to see not only four strong riders for Athens, but talented horses and riders for the future.

"We are confident that each of them can produce excellent performances in Athens," said British Dressage chairman of select

Spanish hat-trick for Carl Hester
British riders are returning home from the Spanish Sunshine Tour on a high following good performances from established partnerships and stars of the future alike. Carl Hester finished the Spanish Sunshine Tour on a huge high at the weekend, when he and Escapado enjoyed a hat-trick of wins in the big tour classes. The partnership proved unbeatable in the grand prix, grand prix special and grand prix kür, with scores of 69.29%, 70.80% and 74.50%

Uthopia and Carl Hester to be immortalised in bronze
Sculptor Lorne McKean will be immortalise Carl Hester's European dressage champion Uthopia in bronze, the work of art as part of the BT Art of Sport project.

She visited Uthopia and Carl at home earlier this month to create a wax maquette — a preliminary model — of the pair performing piaffe .

The final 18in bronze sculpture will go on show at the Clarendon Gallery, Mayfair , London (25-30 June).

"Uthopia loves e

Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin go stateside
It's not just British show jumpers who will be enjoying the Florida sunshine in Palm Beach this season as they will be joined by Britain's golden dressage duo, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin for the World Dressage Masters, 26-29 January 2012.

While Charlotte will blaze the US trail with Carl Hester and Roly Luard's superstar ten year old phenomenon Valegro, Carl will partner Penny and Fiona Bigwood's WEG team silver medallist geldi

Second world record for Charlotte Dujardin, swan song for Carl Hester and Uthopia
The Victorian glass-roofed grand hall at Olympia has witnessed some spectacular pre-Christmas dressage competition over the years but last night’s fifth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup was one of the most special yet. The fact that the venue was a sell-out ten weeks before the competition is testament to the phenomenal rise in popularity of the ‘dancing horses’ and our medallists, some international stars and Olympia debutantes didn’t disappoi

Carl Hester - Official Site
Official web site of British olympoc dressage rider Carl Hester

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