Fresh concerns have been raised over the impact that the rail project will have on the environment

See which pictures caught the eye of our picture desk this week

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Hovis’ Friday diary: ‘All women are mad’

Hovis just cannot get his head around ‘women’ this week and has got certain evidence to back up his theory that the opposite sex are in fact ‘mad’…

Photo by horsebound

Chloe Chubb’s showing blog: Early HOYS and RIHS tickets for Warwick

H&H’s showing blogger has made an excellent start to the season with her New Forest stallion, picking up tickets for HOYS and RIHS at their first attempt

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Valegro is H&H’s 130 birthday cover star

As part of our 130th birthday celebrations, H&H commissioned Daniel Crane to paint Britain’s greatest living horse to grace our cover

Find out how H&H’s eventing blogger’s horses are going as her new stable yard continues to take shape

Dressage’s governing body is proposing the most radical change to the sport in decades — and it’s all in response to members’ feedback

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Don’t tell me you’re in it for the money [VIDEO]

Sarah Jenkins caught up with riders at the Winter Championships to get their thoughts on British Dressage’s proposed competition restructure

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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