Ride With A Pro Sessions at Horizon Festival 2014

8-14th March in Bankso, Bulgaria

Horizon Festival are pleased to announce a new offering for festival attendees in 2014; Pro Snowboarder, Seb Kern, is bringing out a team of top boarders and skiers to offer 'Ride With A Pro' sessions for festival goers.

Have you ever wanted to know how to perfect your Shifty, how to approach a rail or learn some new grabs? For only £20, you and your mates can book a session with professional riders to work on your airs, grabs, slides and spins at the specially constructed Horizon Snow Park.

The team consists of Seb Kerns, Helen Fox, Maria Prusakova and Mikee Chen from FBBB and Trick Tips sessions will kick off with a demonstration from team riders (to show you how it’s done!), followed by an overview of the snow park. Seb and his team will breakdown each element, showcasing box, rail and jump tricks.

After assessing each participant’s ability, the group will then be split into smaller teams, each manned by a pro rider. Participants will have their say on what they’d like to focus on in the session and each group will have a go on suitable snow park features and select tricks.

Designed by The Secret Hotel and veteran park builder Mikee C from For Boarders By Boarders, with input from the Pros, The Horizon Snow Park will consist of rails, boxes and jumps of varying levels, for the best progression in learning and improving your skills. Each Trick Tip session will last over an hour and will be a great way for people to improve their riding; both guys and girls who have been riding for many years, as well as beginners looking for some ideas that they can then take to the hill and play around with in their own time.

Horizon Festival’s ‘Ride With A Pro Sessions’ are about riding with friends & having fun on the hill. Pro riders will be there to offer as much or as little advice as people want & sessions will run each day from 10am to 3pm. Group sizes will be kept small and manageable with each group no bigger than eight.

Sessions can be booked in advance through the Horizon Festival website– go to http://www.horizonfestival.net for more information. Any remaining sessions will be available to book and pay for when you pick up your Festival pass.

A unique mountain festival, Horizon 2014 offers the best value snow festival around; Prices start at only £279pp for 6 days and nights of cutting edge electronic music across 30 incredible parties at 20 unique venues, 6 nights of accommodation with pool or spa use and 5-day ski pass with access to the whole mountain.

A forward thinking music festival, Horizon presents a broad spectrum from the dance genre including House, Techno, Garage, Bass & Groove. The line up incorporates many trailblazers on the underground scene, as well as those more established acts who offer a nod to the heritage of dance music. The line up already includes big hitters such as Kerri Chandler, Bondax, Âme, Andreya Triana, Roy Davis Jr. KiNK, Catz’N Dogz, & Phaeleh.

Horizon 2014 also offers free daily yoga classes, Non skiing options & Spa packages for non-skiing other halves and discounted ski/snowboard lessons for your newbie mates. There’s also The Bansko Banquet, a chance to meet your festival peers across a table heaving with the best food and drink in town, as well as further secret one-off parties still to be announced.

The mountain itself is the perfect snowy playground for all abilities, with something for everyone in the terrain department, barely any lift queues, & affordable hire prices. Bridging the gap between high-end ski festivals and a classic British festival; Horizon Festival guarantees 75kms of slopes at heights of 2,600m, no mud, affordable prices, and an incredible atmosphere.

Think it’s too good to be true? Come and see for yourself.

Website: http://horizonfestival.net/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/horizonfestivalHQ

Twitter: @horizonfestival

For more information about Horizon Festival or rider biographies, please contact:

Anna Sharp

t) 07801 283 045

e) anna@asharppr.com