We are pleased to announce the release of the eagerly awaited Thrills & Spills 3 on DVD. To give you a taster, we asked British Olympic Dressage team captain and three time olympian, Richard Davison, to take a look.
"I don't like watching horses fall, so when I as asked to review this 'thrills and spills' video I kept putting it off. But finally, on a Sunday evening in front of a roaring fire, I settled down and with some trepidation, and pressed go on the DVD player. My concerns soon faded away and I soon discovered that this is actually a wonderful celebration of excellence across the equestrian landscape. It stars our favourite equine heroes from dressage, eventing, show jumping and racing. It's hunting section explains the background to 'the ban' and has action footage,including a head cam, taken while hounds are running. It's a delightful DVD and I defy anyone who loves horses and top level equestrian sport not to have a tear in their eye at some point as they witness the marvel of our equine elite and the tributes of respect and gratitude displayed by their riders and trainers. There is a rare opportunity to witness Pippa Funnell talking through some of her highs and lows. Its the sort of conversation which for those of us that know Pippa, is typically honest and humble but is mostly kept between fellow riders at the coffee bar, and is an exemplary self critique of her performances. There is something for everyone in this DVD and I loved it; so much so that as each of my sons and wife arrived home from their competitions, all at separate times, I couldn't wait to replay it to them, and like me I'm sure you'l love watching it over and over again.
Oh yes, there are a few harmless rider falls at the end, but they are incredibly funny and we all ended up stitches. So tears and laughter in one DVD - it's light hearted and inspirational, and even your non horsey friends will love this one."
This is the third DVD in the Thrills & Spills series. Through the first half of the programme, relive many of the outstanding performances of recent years by great horses and riders such as Totilas and Edward Gal, Headley Britannia and Lucinda Fredericks, Shutterfly with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Sea The Stars racing to the Derby finish line.
Then sit back for an armchair ride in the hunting field as you get the ‘snaffles’ view through the horse’s ears as you fly across country following a pack of hounds, it’s a breathtaking experience!
The final section of the DVD is the spills section when jockeys and amateur riders alike do their best to defy gravity!
Presented by Jamie Hawksfield, this is an MBPtv production for Equestrian Vision. The run time is approximately 50 mins duration and the DVD is available now, RRP £14.99.