Watch this video of Carl Hester who took time out to speak to H&C before competing in the Freestyle in Omaha, USA.

Jan Tönjes H&C presenter and editor-in-chief of German equestrian magazine St Georg, caught up with Carl just hours before he took his place on the podium at the FEI World Cup Final.

Carl spoke about coping with Nip Tuck’s nerves, hitting the big 5-0 and why he didn’t like his freestyle music the first time composer Tom Hunt sent it to him.

You can catch highlights from the World Cup Final right here on H&C. FEI World Cup Dressage: Final premieres on Sunday 9 April at 9pm on Sky 253, or you can watch online by subscribing to H&C Play.