UK Dressage rider Carl Hester has ridden horses at an international level for more than two decades and has won a remarkable 51 British titles. Horse & Country TV commissioned Halo to produce a five part fly-on-the wall documentary series revealing Carl’s day to day life, his equine philosophy and the secrets to his success. Halo had the privilege of spending time with Carl and the crew filmed him at home, at work and with his family of animals to produce an affectionate five part series on the dressage rider.
At Home With Carl Hester was sponsored by Saracens Horse Feeds and as well as the series Halo produced a highly successful TV advert. We also created a range of viral films exploring the science of equine nutrition for the Saracen web site – a true 360 degree project.
Jonathan Rippon, Head of Programming at H&C TV explains, “We know our audience craves the back story on their equestrian stars, and Carl’s personality is a natural fit for TV. It’s our hope that partnerships like this one will help broaden the appeal of equestrian sports and we thank both Carl and Saracen Horse Feeds for working with us on this series.”
At Home with Carl Hester was the most watched TV series on Horse and Country TV in 2011 and is now available as a DVD through Amazon.