British dressage team member Carl Hester has not had an easy ride to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with his mount Nip Tuck.
In this video, he talks about the perseverance it has taken to bring Nip Tuck to the top level. Filmed at Nip Tuck’s first CDI3*on British soil, at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May, he tells of how difficult the journey with the 18hh 10-year-old has been.
“Unusually, for a top competition horse, he lives out in the field. People don’t that that is possible, but he came in yesterday morning from the field, and here is is, at the top end of the grand prix tonight,” Hester said.
Dutch warmblood Nip Tuck (Don Ruto x Irean) is co-owned by Hester and Jane de la Mare. The combination joins Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro; Michael Eilberg and Half Moon Delphi, and Gareth Hughes with DV Stenkjers Nadonna on the British team for WEG 2014.