Our Badminton first-timer has been polishing up her dressage ahead of the big day and is looking forward to walking the course

Carl calls for British trainers to be used at the British Dresasge National Convention and muses on what big boots Amanda Bond’s will be to fill

Children hunting

Andrew Sallis: Don’t take us for granted [H&H VIP]

As the Prime Minister announces the amendment to the Hunting Act 2004 made by Statutory Instrument will not be brought forward, Andrew Sallis warns that the support of the hunting community should not be taken for granted going into the General Election

Sophie Wells - Valerius

Sophie Wells’ dressage blog: 4 wins plus 2nd equals a great week for Team Wells

Our dressage blogger is celebrating international para wins followed by success at the winter championships

Berkeley Hunt point to point April 25 2009

Jacqueline Coward: winning local ‘Gold Cups’ and helping out [H&H VIP]

Our point-to-point columnist highlights the importance of the once-a-year hunt race to local supporters and urges more people to get involved with their local meeting

The Equine Therapy Centre manager shares her top tunes from the winters, an extreme makeover and steps boldly into the wonderful world of twitter

Judges must be educated to use their full range of marks, but it’s not a driving test and marks will vary, says our showing columnist


Chloe Vell’s dressage blog: Revising for GCSEs after disappointment in Holland

Our young dressage blogger ruminates on the soaring highs and crushing lows of an intense competition schedule and balances riding with her school work, while her modelling career takes a back seat

The TREC carriage

Emily Ham’s driving blog: have a go at TREC

H&H’s driving blogger explains what’s involved in the fun sport of driven TREC, from map reading to pegging out washing


Daryl Jacob: Eventers are lunatics [H&H VIP]

Jockey Daryl Jacob bring us up to date with his recovery and explains why he has the utmost respect for event riders