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BRC: How much is a bale of hay? With Ben Hobday

In November's edition of the British Riding Club 'RIDER' magazine, we caught up with HorseQuest Ambassador Ben Hobday, to find out some weird and wonderful facts for their 'How much is a bale of hay' feature...

How much is a bale of hay?

Too much!

When you were a child did who did you admire/inspired you?

My dad, he’s a super hero – and a British National champion in motocross!

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Being crowned British Open Champion at Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing earlier this year with Shadow Man. That was pretty special!

What is the most embarrassing moment of your career so far?

I fell of a pony 7 times in same round…I was eliminated but didn’t want the pony to win so I just kept getting back on!

If your horse was human who would he be?

Shadow Man would probably be Ronaldo – he’s not short of confidence!

Who would you have at your ultimate dinner party? (living or dead)

Nelson Mandela, Muhammed Ali, Jan Tops, Robin Williams and…Jenifer Anniston.

What was the first album/cd you ever bought?


If you could start your career all over again would you follow a different path?

No way – I love my job

If you could take three items to a desert island what would they be?

My wife Emma, some music and drinks!

Do you possess any lucky underwear?

I don’t need lucky underwear - I make everything lucky 😉

If you could choose anyone to play you in a film who would it be?

Tom Hardy. Who else?!

If you could be any breed of horse which would you be?

Clydesdale, love them

Dogs or cats?

Dogs every time

How old were you when you had your first pony/horse?

About 3 years old

What did you win your first rosette for?

First Ridden Champion at Ponies UK!

Finally, what could you not live without?




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