Ryders Farm featured in CBBC show
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The critically acclaimed My Life series returns to CBBC with seven brand new films featuring incredible children with amazing, inspiring, poignant and thought-provoking stories.
The first episode, Never Give Up, airs on February 17 2016 at 17:10 and is the story of horse obsessed 13-year-old, Kai. Kai dreams of being an Olympic show jumper but the odds are stacked against him. He has ADHD, has been expelled from school and his family don’t have the money needed to fund his ambition.
Kai discovered his talent for horse riding at a Hoof-affiliated centre – Ryders Farm – with lessons funded by the Emile Faurie Foundation, and soon realised that horses keep him calm. He knows that to get to Olympic level he must test himself and with his first ever competition looming he will finally get the chance to see if he has what it takes.
The film follows his journey as he mentally and physically prepares for the competition. He gets taught how to walk a course with professional show jumper Tim Stockdale and his sponsor, Emile Faurie, top international dressage rider and trainer, gives him some invaluable words of advice.
Even though Kai has lots of support, he knows that when the competition day comes around it will just be him and his favourite horse, Gypsy, against other riders with a lot of experience. How will he cope when the pressure is on and how does he react when obstacles are thrown in his way; will it all be too much for him or will he keep going?
Tune in February 17 2016 at 17:10
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