A new television series that is said to be a cross between The Apprentice and Pony Club camp is set to air this weekend.
The Blue Chip All Star Academy will be shown on Horse & Country TV from 12 June and will feature eight riders who were chosen to attend a training camp with a difference. The camp took place at Talland School of Equitation and every moment was filmed, including lessons and tasks, while the contestants also revealed their thoughts and feelings to a special camera set up in the 'Blue room'.
The contestants were in competition throughout the camp, each hoping to win the top prize - the chance to co-host an episode of Rudall's Round-Up on Horse & Country TV, a year's sponsorship from Blue Chip Feed and the chance to become video bloggers for the TV channel's website.
During the show the riders got to have lessons with some of the sport's leading names, including dressage star Carl Hester and leading show rider and producer Jayne Ross. They also took part in a number of challenges to test their horsemanship knowledge and media skills, proving their worth as future video blogging stars.
There are five episodes to enjoy, starting from 9pm on Sunday 12 June.
Meet the contestants
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