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Adele song becomes equestrian spoof YouTube hit

PUBLISHED: 08:00 07 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:11 08 January 2016

Kelly Jewell and her horse in the video.

Kelly Jewell and her horse in the video.


A HORSE trainer has starred in a spoof video for an Adele song – and she says she was shocked when it received more than 500,000 hits in three days. Kelly Jewell was inspired to create a parody song of Adele’s song Hello after her step-son, Arlie Hobden, wrote one about the game Minecraft.

Kelly Jewell. Kelly Jewell.

She and her partner Tony Hobden, who is a music producer, recorded the song and then spent three hours on New Year’s Eve filming a video to go with it.

The video received more than 500,000 hits within three days of being published on YouTube.

Kelly said: “The idea was to make the video for friends and family for New Year’s Day.

“I didn’t expect the response it has had.”

The video includes Kelly singing about the struggles of getting horses into their stables, the mud and grooming.

She said: “It’s about what horse owners go through.

“People think horse-riding is glamorous, but it’s not.

“It’s the most unglamorous hobby someone can have. You are always wet and muddy.

“So the song is about the trials and tribulations of horse ownership.”

Kelly, aged 36, looks after ex-race horses and helps to train them in different disciplines.

She also produces free videos on her YouTube channel Racers To Riders to help other trainers with their horses.

She said: “We have had some phenomenal emails from people all over the world saying how much it made them laugh.

“I have had offers to make videos in America for advertising, I’ve been asked to write a blog and have a feature written about me.”

Kelly is also hoping to create a sequel to the video and release the song to raise money for the Great Western Air Ambulance.

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