PIAFFE PRESENTS: COMPETITION PREPARATION - SMALL TOUR WITH LEVI HUNT

Levi Hunt is a British Dressage Rider based in the beautiful Cotswolds in England and one of the nicest people on the dressage circuit. He came from a non horsey start, growing up originally in the West Midlands. He started riding late at 15 years old embarking on show jumping, eventing, and racing, working for the Bleekman's (Eventing ) Waley Cohen's (Racing).

Levi started riding Iberian horses for Helena Doliznjy and young horses in Dressage. In 2016, he was the British Dressage Young Professional of the Year and he got his break on a horse called Abbey Tiron, coming second in the Prix St George Regionals at Mount Ballan that same year and achieving multiple top three placings at Premier Leagues throughout 2016/17. He came third in the Invitational PSG at Bolesworth International and fourth over all Hartpury CDI small tour. He was also the winner of the Inter 1 at the Mount Ballan Regionals in 2017.

Levi has a large training yard and livery near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire and currently has four younger horses working at various levels. He trains with Carl Hester MBE and also teaches clients himself, throughout the UK. He is a UKcc 3 level coach undergoing a coaching excellence programme as well as being a BD clinic trainer and a BD inter regional team coach.

In this session today on Piaffe Presents, Levi works with his top horse Abbey Tiron, known as Tom and owned by Glennis Hemmings. Levi has ridden Tom for two years and has various successes at Small Tour level. Today he works on preparing for competition by keeping him supple, with various exercises to encourage bending and correct contact.