Slam Victor Launches New Video
Funnell's momentous victory at Burghley, which also netted
her the valuable Rolex Grand Slam award of $250,000 for winning
Badminton, the Rolex 3-Day Event in Kentucky, and Burghley,
provided an exciting climax to the season for her sponsors,
Burghley provided the ideal venue for the launch of their
new video, Pippa Funnell: Riding Your New Horse. One of the
great strengths of the double European and Badminton champion
is her ability to forge successful partnerships with her new
horses and she cannot stress strongly enough the importance
of developing that unique relationship. The programme sets
out a series of exercises to help assess the new horse and
then deal with and work on some of the common problems.
Pippa demonstrates the flatwork and show jumping exercises
riding a 4 year old and 6 year old and also teaches a pupil
on a third, more experienced horse. The programme also includes
an introduction to cross country riding and how to start off
your training for this particular discipline.
The aptly named Pippa Funnell: The Road To The Top is the
first in a series of videos being produced by Equestrian Vision
as part of their sponsorship of Pippa. Since its release at
Badminton, the programme has proved popular throughout the
season as it became more apparent that Pippa could achieve
the Grand Slam. The film takes a look at Pippa's career to
date and gives a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at
the day-to-day life of this popular and successful rider.
Pippa Funnell: Riding Your New Horse costs £19.99 (RRP).
Pippa Funnell: The Road To The Top costs £15.99 (RRP).
Both are available from all good equestrian retailers or by
mail order from Equestrian Vision. A wide range of Equestrian
Vision titles to suit all tastes and interests will provide
the answer for some early Christmas presents. For more information,
telephone 01730 892220, or visit www.equestrianvision.com.