Hovis the wonderful BFG is counting down till his appearance at Your Horse Live this November. Here he tells us why we should all be getting excited about the greatest horsey event on the planet.
"So are we all ready? Only a few weeks to go until our favourite cult event of the horse world, at which mothers go mad with credit cards and are brain washed by the stressage gurus of the world into believing that ground work is good and that 150 transitions in the space of 20 minutes is the way forward.
There’s some big names there this year: Charlotte What’s-her-face-whose-name-no-one-can-pronounce-like-ever, Geoff Billabong, some French dude with loads of white horses (who for the record I am praying are all mares and full of va-va-voom) oh and some handsome, talented, equine philanthropist type who raises thousands for charity and is, at present, the greatest overlooked eventing talent in the UK. For the record, and the absence of any doubt, if indeed such doubt could ever occur, the aforementioned equine talent is ME!!!
Yes people like Jack Nicholson before me I’m BACK!!
Two years ago the amazing team at Your Horse is Alive invited me to come and meet you all, share with you my literary genius, hobnob with Mr Nester and teach Nip and Tuck-shop all he ever needed to know about becoming an equine superstar. You came to see me in your droves, waving cameras and selfie sticks at me and asking the porky two legged one to sign copies of my third book. Why on earth you’d want her paw print on anything I know not – anyone would think she writes the things.
Anyway this year we’re back and with LOTs of exiting news, not least we are exclusively releasing book number FIVE (I know people – my genius does require a moment of reflection) at Your Horse Live. You can’t get it anywhere else until after the event so if you want your hands on the very first copies then head over to the rare breeds village and come and see me.
Talking of my location, I’m very honoured to be asked to be part of the rare breeds, acknowledging my special feathered supremo status; mum thinks it more honouring the “rare” bit but then she is a human palomino so what does she know (blonde hair and very little between the ears...).
So head over to the village, come and admire my manliness, take lots of photos, bring carrots and kisses and possibly buy a book or two.
Stay tuned to hear more about what else I might be doing whilst I’m there soon. Oh I’m such a tease!"