While piaffe-passage helped Aldborough Rubenhall gain strength in his core to become a grand prix athlete, as a youth rider Bobby Hayler developed hers with the help of a fitness ball. In the final session at the Paul Hayler lecture demonstration at Belmoredean, West Sussex (10 March), the spectators were treated to ‘the tricks’ from Ruben and Medium Winter Championships contestant FJ Veyron was helped to contain his excitement and his balance.

RUBEN came into the arena for the second time to demonstrate some of the tricks and get his competition hat on for the start of . . .

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