In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on Thursday 22 February 2018, don’t miss our ultimate show guide issue, including features on seeing a stride, using spurs, best venues for any unhorsey plus-ones, show dates and much more. In this week’s ‘Vet clinic’ we look at mite management in horses and we also talk to show cob supremo Lynn Russell. Read reports from hunting with the Coniston, racing action from Ascot and Haydock Park, plus the JAS Championships and much more.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 22 February 2018


  • Two very unusual doping cases
  • Hook-up costs: what’s it all about?
  • Equine super-bugs on the rise
  • The effect of breastplates on your horse’s jump
  • Hunting Life: Horn-blowing contest will be highlight at fundraising ball, joint-master steps down after 35 years and more
  • Showing Life: Well-deserved awards presented, plus one series gets shake-up

2018 Show Guide

  • Seeing a stride: Riders and trainers share their views
  • Show bloopers: Cringe-worthy show days revealed
  • Heathrow horses: We go behind the scenes to see how equines are transported
  • Best venues for HABS and WAGS: Where to go with unhorsey plus-ones
  • Spur mastery: Why choosing spurs needs careful consideration
  • Show dates: Your ultimate list of shows to put in your diary this competition diary


  • All in a day’s work: Commentator John Kyle
  • Property: Homes for sale close to show centres
  • Vet clinic: Mite management in horses
  • Horse hero: Para dressage star Athene Lindebjerg
  • Masterclass: Eventer Paul Tapner on developing the canter stride
  • H&H interview: Show cob supremo Lynn Russell
  • Goodnight: Columnist Tessa Waugh’s hunting diary


  • Letters page, plus 100 horseworld clichés
  • Hunting: Richard Gurney
  • Dressage: Carl Hester
  • Showjumping: William Funnell
  • Showing: Katie Jerram-Hunnable
  • Point-to-point: Darren Edwards


  • Hunting: Coniston, plus pictures from meets across the country
  • Dressage: Bishop Burton, Merrist Wood, Easton & Otley plus highlights
  • Showjumping: South View, Bury Farm and plus international highlights
  • Eventing: Jumping and Style Championships
  • Racing: Ascot, Haydock Park, Wincanton, Gowran Park and bloodstock
  • Point-to-point: Charing, Larkhill, Bangor-On-Dee and Howick

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