Watch this clip of Olympic medallist Chris Burton showing us his favourite exercise, which helps him save valuable seconds on the cross-country.

Formula One

According to data experts EquiRatings, Chris Burton is officially the fastest cross-country rider in the world. So what is the secret to his success? Think like a racing car driver.

“Our sport is a lot like Formula One, but that doesn’t mean you should try and go flat out,” says Chris. “You need to make good lines, be brave and brake late.”

The other important thing is seeing a distance. In front of a full house at the International Event Forum (IEF) at Hartpury College, Chris demonstrated how you can practise seeing a stride – and adjust it – using two poles.

International Event Forum

“Seeing a distance is something I’m obsessed about and always working on,” Chris told the audience.

For more great eventing advice, don’t miss Rudall’s Round-Up: Eventing Forum, which brings you all the action and exclusive interviews from this year’s IEF. It’s on tonight at 8.30pm on Sky 253, or you can watch online by subscribing to H&C Play.