Horse & Hound’s Olympic preview special issue goes on sale tomorrow (28 July).

This bumper 148-page magazine is your essential guide to making the most of all the equestrian action in Rio over the next month.

The preview includes:

  •  Special collector’s cover
  •  Detailed profiles of all the British and Irish contenders
  •  Medal predictions from H&H’s expert eventing, dressage and showjumping editors
  • Foreign challengers and teams to watch out for
  • Full timetable, with Brazilian and British times
  • TV times
  • How to follow with H&H
  • Advice from experienced Olympians to those making their debuts
  • Age and the athlete: why riders go on longer
  • Interview with British dressage team lynchpin Carl Hester
  • Vet clinic: how the horses fly to Rio
  • Horse hero: Kitty King’s British eventing team horse Ceylor LAN
  • Best of my fun: Dutch event rider Tim Lips
  • How I won my medals: two-time Olympian Pippa Funnell
  • My Olympic horse: London team gold medallist Peter Charles on Vindicat W

The magazine features a special collector’s cover, which readers can unfold to reveal its full glory.

“Our team has been working on the concept for this cover for months and I absolutely love it,” said H&H magazine editor Pippa Roome.

“It’s very different to our usual H&H covers because we wanted to make this feel like a real occasion. But the fact it features the most popular British horse and rider stars means it also taps into everything our readers know and love — and expect to receive from H&H so they can make the most of the exciting month ahead.”

H&H is sending two journalists and a photographer to Rio for the whole Games so that we can provide the best possible coverage, both on our website and in the magazine.


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Don’t miss any of H&H’s Olympic issues:

  • 28 July: Olympic preview
  • 4 August: Olympic pull-out form guide — including every rider and horse at the Games, plus scorecards to fill in
  • 12 August (H&H is published on Friday this week to allow us to report the full Olympic eventing, which finishes on Tuesday, 9 August): Olympic eventing report
  • 18 August: Olympic dressage report
  • 25 August: Olympic showjumping report
  •  1 September: Olympic commemorative issue