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SPANA is H&H charity of the year

Working horses, ponies and donkeys around the world will be helped this year, thanks to the readers of H&H

Gatehouse New Water at Badminton 2014

Badminton Horse Trials preview blog: what’s Giuseppe Della Chiesa’s new course like?

H&H eventing editor Pippa Roome predicts the most difficult fence on this year’s Badminton track


New York carriage horse trade under threat

The Mayor of New York is stalling on his promise to ban carriage-driving in the city, but animal rights campaigners are pushing for the trade to be stopped

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Badminton cross-country course preview [VIDEO]

Get a first look at the 2014 cross-country course for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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Exciting opportunity for equestrian trainers

Applications have opened for this year’s United Kingdom Coaching Certficate Level 4 programme


Don’t miss H&H’s 130th birthday issue!

Help us celebrate our 130th birthday in style, in this week’s Horse & Hound magazine out tomorrow, we meet our longest-standing readers and take a look at how our pages have transformed. Plus to help you celebrate our birthday, we have more than 60 gifts up for grabs.

Lambourn open day

Equine stars on show at Lambourn

As well as visiting more than 25 yards, racing fans will get to see equine stars such as Sprinter Sacre and Kauto Star at the Lambourn Open Day

Harry and Alice Homer enjoy a spot of hunter trialing

Loraine Homer’s showing blog: new ponies, new judges and a goal for the Winter Champs

With some successful outings with both daughter Alice and son Harry, our showing blogger looks forward to the BSPS Winter Championships at Arena UK

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Strangles outbreak at leading show centre

A strangles outbreak has forced a popular show centre to cancel all competitions

Sophie Jenman and Fedorian at South of England 2014

Sophie Jenman’s first Badminton Horse Trials: a good outing at South of England

H&H’s Badminton first-timer is pleased with all her rides at South of England, including a dressage and showjumping outing for Geronimo


Amateur rider killed in rotational fall

A father-of-2 is killed after his horse somersaulted and landed on him at a hunter trials in Ireland


Classic-winning racehorse sculpted at Chelsea Flower Show

Animal sculptor Edward Waites will be working on his life size statue of the racehorse Makfi at the Chelsea Flower Show

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Carole Mortimer: Don’t keep horses on postage stamps of land [H&H VIP]

Read Carole Mortimer’s punchy views on why horses should not be raised or kept on small patches of land where they can’t roam or stretch their legs sufficiently

How to introduce lateral work in-hand [VIDEO] [H&H VIP]

Learn how to teach your horse to move away from your leg aid from the ground, keeping your training harmonious

South Midlands Area Point to Point

Darren Edwards: horses may ‘lose’ point-to-points at Aintree [H&H VIP]

There may be glitz and glamour at Aintree and Cheltenham, but when horses have had taxing runs on difficult ground, their prowess in points may be affected, says our columnist

Endurance Horse Race in Jordan's Wadi Rum

Further endurance horse switch allegations [VIP]

Marmoog, the alleged “ringer” ridden by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum at the 2012 Euston World Championships, is not the only horse switch allegation

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Geoff Billington: Bob Ellis deserves a knighthood! [H&H VIP]

Geoff Billington reveals why the Blue Chip Winter Championships is one of his favourite fixtures — and why he’s the best masterclass compere there is…

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Horse & Hound: where do you read yours?

People have now been reading H&H for 130 years — and hardcore fans seem to find time to read the latest issue anywhere from the top of Everest to a deck chair in the Maasai Mara

Lucinda Fredericks and Headley Britannia

Headley Britannia: Lucinda Fredericks’ 6 fondest memories of the mare

Lucinda Fredericks tells H&H about her fondest memories of Headley Britannia after she had to be put down earlier this month following an accident cross-country schooling

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Carl Hester’s latest dressage star? [VIDEO]

Horse & Hound turns Foal & Foul to bring you Carl Hester’s chicken in training — this video had us in stitches

Meet gorgeous foals of 2014: in pictures

Wobbly lambs might be dominating fields around the country. But this time of year also sees the arrival of offspring a whole lot more wobbly, limbier, flufffier, unquestionably cuter — and with exciting potential

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8 things you didn’t know about the showjumping World Championships

The World Championships is an event loved by the crowds, but by no means all the riders. Find out when — and why — the unique formula all began

Winter dressage championships Petplan area final championship

Meet ‘Nigella Awesome’ — the horse with a heart condition defying the odds [VIDEO]

Winter dressage championship first-timer and working rider Chloe Spencer explains what it took to reach this competition

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