Team Hayler re­united

Horse & Hound - - Dressagelife -

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL grand prix rider Bobby Hayler has re­turned home to her fam­ily’s Es­sex base af­ter spend­ing a year training in Ger­many with Arnd Er­ben.

“I had the most amaz­ing time and am very grate­ful, but I’m ex­cited to come home and work with Dad and the rest of Team Hayler, and to get out and com­pete more,” said 25-year-old Bobby, whose fa­ther Paul has suc­cess­fully cam­paigned her horses, in­clud­ing her grand prix ride Ald­bor­ough Ruben­hall, in 2017.

“My time in Ger­many has taught me to look dif­fer­ently at my ca­reer and the fu­ture, about see­ing the big­ger pic­ture and fo­cus­ing on training the horse,” added Bobby, who rode between 10 and 12 horses a day, from prix st ge­orges up to grand prix, while at Arnd’s.

“I think it’s im­por­tant for younger rid­ers to fly the nest a bit; ex­pe­ri­ence a dif­fer­ent yard, lan­guage and cul­ture.”

Back home: Bobby Hayler, pic­tured here with Ald­bor­ough Ruben­hall, is look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing on home soil again

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