A new six-part series from eventing legend Lucinda Green is being televised by Horse & Country TV, based on Petplan’s “Cross Country the Safe Way” clinics.
Petplan Masterclass with Lucinda is sponsored by specialist equine insurer Petplan, and premiers at 8.30pm on Tuesday, June 25.
At the heart of the six-time Badminton winner’s philosophy are the principles of safety and the development of mutual confidence between horse and rider, which is reflected throughout the series. Each episode features riders and horses of different abilities being coached on how to deal with the challenges posed by a range of fences including skinnies, ditches and drops.
“My aim is to develop the confidence and thus the partnership between horse and rider through setting them various challenges to empower them to feel that together they can ‘get the job done’,” Green said.
The series is presented by Horse & Country TV’s Jenny Rudall who said, “When I started riding Lucinda was an absolute hero to me and it was a real privilege to work alongside her on the Masterclasses. I can assure viewers that, whatever level you ride at, you’ll learn something new watching these shows.”
The topics covered in each episode are:
#1 – Cross country preparation
#2 – Skinnies
#3 – Ditches
#4 – Drops and steps
#5 – Water jumps
#6 – Corners and riding the course as a whole
The series was filmed at Swalcliffe Park Equestrian near Banbury by Cavewood Productions for Horse & County TV (Sky Channel 280).