H&H readers have just a few more days to send in stories, pictures and videos for a chance to appear in our second reader issue on 19 December. We will be giving away free subscriptions to H&H for the best contributions.

H&H Editor Lucy Higginson said: “Readers contacted us in droves last year with their stories and it was fabulous to be able to read and include so many in this special issue, which proved a bestseller.

“This magazine recognises the achievements and experiences of our readers at all levels. We want to hear yours — please take the time to contact us.”

Tracie Lavelle featured in the beating the odds section last year after fighting recurring breast cancer to event her Welsh cob, Jazz.

“Hopefully my story encouraged others in similar situations to carry on fighting and never sit back and give up,” said Tracie, who was among those we selected for an “at home” photo shoot. “I love looking back at the pictures and still treasure my copy of H&H.”

The reader issue also lets you pick our cover star, so make sure you vote for your “horse of the year”.

Visit www.horseandhound.co.uk/readerissue2013 for how to vote and send your story before 31 October.