Horse & Country TV (H&C) today announced the launch of a new three-part series “Alan Davies Masterclass with NAF”, in which Alan shares some of the tips and techniques which have taken him to the very top of his trade. In his role as international travelling groom, Alan has clocked up many thousands of miles travelling to Olympic, World and European championships with Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin and their horses including Valegro, Uthopia and Nip Tuck.
With riding opportunities so restricted at present, it’s a great opportunity to learn and who better to learn from than the Super Groom himself. In each episode Alan demonstrates his approach to a range of topics which were suggested by H&C viewers keen to develop their own insight.
In the first episode we meet Olympic legend Uthopia and Alan talks about his approach to feeding routines and tying a haynet among other things. Future episodes cover subjects such as mane, tail and hoof maintenance, quarter marking, and Alan’s legendary plaiting technique. And of course there’s an appearance from Valegro.
Episode 1 premieres this Friday 17th April at 9pm on H&C Plus and will be followed by Episodes 2 and 3 at the same time on subsequent Friday evenings. All episodes will be available on demand to subscribers on the H&C website or in the free H&C apps.
Commenting on the new series Director of Content at H&C, Jonathan Rippon, said: “We’ve filmed with Carl and Charlotte for many years and Alan has become a familiar face to our viewers over that time. It’s great to be able to shine the spotlight on him now with his own series, and to give our viewers real, hands-on advice that they can put into practise with their own horse care.”
For NAF, Advertising and PR Manager Mel Newman added: “As Partners with both Carl Hester and Team GBR, we’ve built a very close relationship with Alan, bringing Five Star support to him and all the horses on the yard. We’re delighted to be working with Alan and H&C on this new series which will ensure Alan’s insight is shared with a whole new audience.
“Alan Davies Masterclass with NAF” is an in-house production for H&C, Executive Producer Jenny Rudall.