BRITISH dressage rider Carl Hester, who is one of the human stars of this year’s Horseware Christmas video, gave a masterclass at Olympia on Wednesday evening.

Four days earlier, he and other members of The Dramatic Partners syndicate were at Chepstow where their Tom Symonds-trained Dramatic Pause made a winning racecourse debut in the concluding bumper. This marked a first venture into racehorse ownership for the Olympic gold medallist who, in an interview with attheraces’ Hayley Moore, seemed as stunned as punters with the three-length success of the 20/1 shot who was ridden by Alex Edwards.