ONE of Britain’s most successful dressage riders, Richard Davison, is bringing his masterclass to Bishop Burton College later this month.
Richard has competed in four Olympic games including London 2012, where he scored 72.812% in the grand prix on Hiscox Artemis.
He will be joined by Alex Hua Tian, who has become something of a golden boy as the only Chinese rider competing internationally. He was the youngest ever Olympic event rider, competing at Beijing in 2008 at the tender age of 18.
Interestingly, he is an old Etonian and while still at school was taken under the wing of former world champion Clayton Fredericks and his wife Lucinda.
Completing the line up at the “Olympic Dressage and Eventing Training Methods Masterclass” at the college near Beverley on Wednesday, November 21st, will be Richard Davison’s wife Gillian and son Tom.
Gillian Davison is a former point-to-point, national hunt jockey and event rider and in recent years has concentrated on producing the family's young dressage stars.
She has competed a number of horses on the international stage at Grand Prix level.
The couple’s son Tom has been a member of Great Britain's jumping team and is heavily involved in the competition, management and production of the family’s young dressage, jumping and event horses.
Tickets in advance are £20, rising to £25 on the night (subject to availability). For further information and to book tickets call 01964 553087. Timings for the evening are 6.30pm for a 7pm start.