Chris Hughes rides out at Wincanton with Joe Tizzard
This week Chris visited Wincanton where he met and took advice from former jump jockey legend and Coral ambassador Joe Tizzard.
The ride-out was the closest that Chris will experience to a race before his big day on the 16th June. Riding out on Coral’s Battle of Ideas he reached speeds of up to 35 miles per hour over a distance of two miles.
Understandably after such a serious time in the saddle the reality TV star suffered from ‘jelly legs’ as soon as he clambered off the horse.
Chris Hughes says: “My legs are gone and my hamstrings feel sore but I survived! When I was straightening out, that’s when my legs went to jelly. It went better than I expected and it was nice to sit on another horse and get a bit more experience. I really enjoyed it.”
Joe Tizzard says: “This is the closest Chris will get to racing before the race. He felt it in his legs a bit this morning, but he got to experience the speed that he will face in June.”
Follow Chris’s journey to becoming a jockey here: https://sports.coral.co.uk/news/loveracing