In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on Thursday 21 December 2017, check out our bumper report from Olympia, with all the news from the London International Horse Show. Plus read about equine nativity stars, and we meet Ros Morgan — eventing’s in-demand showjumping trainer. Plus we have reports from hunting in the Netherlands, racing action from Cheltenham and much more.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 21 December 2017

News

  • Should horses been seen as livestock in law?
  • The effect of television coverage on equestrian sport
  • New hat standard delayed
  • Unusual outcome in sheikh’s doping case
  • Showjumping Life: Ireland celebrates success, two riders team up with new horses and more

Olympia special report

  • Showjumping: Glory in the grand prix and Frenchman’s winning World Cup performance
  • Comment: John Whitaker
  • Dressage: Swedish rider’s win after a 13-year Olympia hiatus
  • Comment: Spencer Wilton
  • Showing: Triumph and some controversy in the show ring
  • Comment: Lizzie Briant
  • Driving: Dutchman steers his team of horses to success

Features

  • Equine nativity stars: Horses will add something special to your Christmas celebrations but things don’t always go to plan…
  • Liverpool International: Five reasons why you shouldn’t miss the New Year extravaganza
  • Ros Morgan: We meet eventing’s in-demand showjumping trainer to the stars
  • Festive hunting memories: From donkeys in the kitchen to skinny-dipping: Rory Knight Bruce recalls his favourite Christmas memories
  • Sean McClarron: H&H talks to the businessman, who is the sole master and huntsman of the Derwent, in his spare time

Regulars

  • Best of my fun: Dressage rider Laura Graves
  • Property: Lincolnshire gems
  • Vet clinic: Over the festive period, spare a thought for the equine vets and their team on call during Christmas Day
  • Hunt hero: Staghunting bastion Tom Yandle
  • Masterclass: Showing producer Michaela Wood on improving balance through corners
  • H&H interview: Showing producer Jordan Cook
  • My inspiration: By event rider William Fox-Pitt

Opinion

  • Letters, plus editorial comment
  • Hutning: Richard Gurney
  • Dressage: Anna Ross
  • Racing: Jamie Moore

Reports

  • Hunting: A day’s hunting in the Netherlands, with the De Veluwe
  • Dressage: Highlights
  • Racing: Cheltenham

Classified ads

  • Horses for sale

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