Those equestrian competitors who are itching to make a start on their plans for the 2005 season will be delighted to hear that the first of Horse & Hound’s three eagerly-awaited shows specials will be sale tomorrow (17 February).

This massive 220-page bumper issue is the biggest issue of Horse & Hound ever produced, making this week’s magazine significantly bigger than many monthly titles.

The issue includes part one of Horse & Hound’s often imitated, but never bettered, annual three-part show directories, which list more than 8,000 show dates making it the competitors bible. In addition to more than 30 pages of essential show listings and H&H’s regular news, reports, and results, there are myriad competition-related features including:

  • Top riders reveal their worst show disasters
  • What’s new and different on the 2005 competition circuit
  • How breeding for success is changing the essence of show horses
  • Are the big permanent show centres killing off traditional green field competitions?
  • H&H finds out what makes Rodrigo Pessoa so successful
  • Why Britain’s pony teams are unbeatable
  • PLUS: claim your free BSJA ticket to ride

Simon Hare, publisher of Horse & Hound says: “A fantastic effort by the H&H advertising teams has helped make this mammoth issue possible, and with a record number of editorial pages being produced in a single week, the editorial team deserves the highest praise. It is a huge challenge to which they have risen with their legendary commitment and professionalism — a superb team effort.”

The show numbers are always huge sellers, and this year looks set to break even more records, so reserve your copy with your local newsagent today to ensure you don’t miss out tomorrow. Click here for full details of what’s in the first 2005 Horse & Hound Shows Special.