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Meet our latest Rider Rhiannon Hinton

Posted on September 02, 2017 by Carrie

About me -  I’m a working mother of two, juggling corporate career and dressage diva ambitions. You can follow #RHintonStressage on Facebook and Instagram.

About my horses-

Giorgio ii

George is a 16.2hnds 2001 british bred Trakhener x TB (by Achtetermann out of a Devils Jump/Atlantus mare). Owned, backed and produced by Rhiannon since 2004. Rhiannon describes him as her “gift horse”, teaching her more than 10 different horses could have in the same time frame. What he lacks in ideal confirmation for advanced level dressage, he makes up for in heart. Rhiannon says he’s taught her the rewards of correct progressive training, appreciating biomechanics between horse and rider, and the tools/techniques to create the sound advanced level athlete that he is today.

“Its not all about the ribbons and titles, its not even about the fun we’re still having riding at GP in training / HC. It’s about the special bond we’ve developed on our journey together”

Competitive successes

- Midway Intermediate I Freestyle Champion 2017

- Midway Intermediate I Non Freestyle Reserve Champion 2017

- Small tour championship finalists at Intermediate 1 2016, one of few amateur horse/rider combinations to qualify. Achieving a PB score with over 70% in the Inter 1 freestyle.

- Consistently qualified for the Petplan Championship finals upto Intermediate 1 level.

Quakin Horatio

 

17hnds Bob is a 2013 british bred Oldenburger by Hotline, out of a Dimaggio mare. Purchased direct from his breeder as a 2yo - Rhiannon has backed and is following the same steady building blocks inspired by the TTT - Andrew Murphy and Charles DeKunffy.

“When I met Bob he was very plain and unassuming to look at, but very inquisitive and bright eyed…I instantly took to his cheeky character and nifty neat balance throwing shape! Pedigree is most definitely on his side, certainly at an immediate advantage over George and destined for GP in years to come”.

Raffaelus

 

17.1hnds british bred Hannovarian gelding by Rafarge (Rohdiamant) out of an Atlantus mare). “Alf joined George and I as a yearling, straight from his breeder. He grew into such a gorgeous impressive horse & the judges loved him. Everywhere we went people enquired after him. I backed him as a 3 year old and had trained him to medium level. Sadly he suffered a field injury and was pts. We were devastated. Our paths will meet again ”

Divine Equestrian says "We are really pleased to be working with Rhiannon, our paths have crossed more than once & we have always been inspired by her".

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