Calling all budding writers and point-to-pointing enthusiasts! Horse & Hound is expanding its team of reporters to help us cover the fast-paced and adrenalin-fuelled sport of point-to-pointing during the 2015/16 season.
Could you interview an out of breath but elated jockey seconds after winning a race? Would you be the first person to pounce and get an owner’s immediate thoughts when their horse gallops across the finish line in front? Are you able to track down the trainer of the moment outside the paddock and get the low-down on their horse’s preparation?
You don’t have to be an experienced journalist, but you must be eager to get involved in the point-to-pointing world — if you are not already — and be fully conversed in all things horse.
This is a brilliant opportunity for you to boost your CV by learning journalism skills on the job. Or perhaps you have been enthralled by the sport of point-to-pointing for years and would enjoy reporting on something you love, and seeing your name in print.
H&H can offer you several reporting opportunities during the season, the chance to hone your skills with feedback from our in-house editorial team. Plus your name will be printed in the UK’s leading equestrian magazine and you will be paid for your work.
If you are interested please email Horse & Hound’s point-to-point editor, Aimi Clark, on firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 6 November. Clearly state why you would make a good reporter, and send an example of a 200-word point-to-point report that you have written. This can be from a fixture you attended last season, or a rewrite of a report we printed last year.
Remember to include your name, where you are based and the fixtures you could attend for Horse & Hound (including dates) during the 2015/16 season.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!