Young Riders, funded by NZ On Air released on HeiHei, TVNZ’s kids’ platform on Friday 5 July (start of the school holidays).
We follow 6 talented young equestrians competing in the 2018/2019 summer show jumping circuit, all seeking the prestigious title of Young Rider of the Year.
We meet our Young Riders in their stables, paddocks and arenas at home and learn about the connections they have with their horses, the hard work they put into training, preparing for each show and the detailed and well planned programs they have for their horses, the feeding, grooming, lessons with their coaches and of course the less glamorous work behind the scenes work like mucking out.
Our cameras are with these riders before as they travel to compete at shows in Hastings, Taupo, Dannevirke, Gisborne, Woodhill, Brookby and finishing off at Horse of the Year where a champion is crowned Young Rider of the Year.
Sorry, no spoilers saying who the winner is!
While our six riders are all friends, once they get into the arena the competitiveness kicks in, everyone wants to win!
Young Riders can be accessed on HeiHei click for link
and iPhone and iPad