As the new year begins, we look back to see which were the most read stories on the Horse & Hound website during 2012.

Horse & Hound’s top 10 stories

1. Olympic cross-country fences photo gallery
2. Event horse Elektron dies after accident on horse-walker
3. Apache Sauce put down after injury at Weston Park Horse Trials
4. Young horseman Jack Bowlby found dead at school
5. Another stallion found dead and mutilated in third ‘attack’
6. Polly Stockton’s Westwood Poser killed on road
7. Controversial diving horses show to return to Atlantic City
8. H&H Live: London 2012 Olympic cross-country
9. Dead horse with cart discovered floating in River Severn
10. Zara Phillips will ride on British team at London Olympics