If only we were short enough, small enough and young enough to get our hands on one of these dream ponies — and able start planning a summer of Pony Club triumphs…

Eventing is often deemed to be the ultimate test of horse and rider, but with so much to ask, what do top riders prioritise when they’re looking to buy an eventer?

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Thief masqueraded as professional rider [H&H VIP]

A conman stole an event rider’s identity and tricked a vendor into handing over their horse without being paid — and now the horse has disappeared

Dressage at Hickstead

How to buy a dressage horse: top riders’ tips

H&H asks top riders and producers what they look for when buying a new dressage horse

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How to buy a showjumper: top riders’ tips

When you’re looking to buy a showjumper it’s easy to get lost among the endless lists of adverts promising the next jumping superstar, so H&H helps you sort out the wheat from the chaff

Banish the adage “chestnut mare beware” to the back of your mind — we’ve found 7 that promise to belie the stereotype with impeccable manners and scope across the disciplines

Are you the kind of person who is always drawn to bays on the hunt for your next horse? Take a look at our pick of smart bays on the market this week

8 smart coloured horses for sale

Coloured horses are topping the scoreboards across the disciplines, flying across the hunting field and being heralded as the most treasured of family ponies

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How do you find the perfect Pony Club pony?

Rarer than rubies, more valuable per ounce than gold, as sought after as truffles, the Pony Club gem is top of every mother’s Christmas list. But how do you go about finding one?

Jason Web working with Podge at Your Horse Live

Jason Webb’s blog: Your Horse Live and Tom’s terrible accident

Having come back from a succesful weekend at Your Horse Live, Jason was left reeling by the news his assistance trainer was in intensive care following a car accident