In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on Thursday 24 December, we bring you 24-pages of reports, analysis and opinion from Olympia, including the controversy surrounding Bertram Allen’s elimination and Carl Hester’s fairytale first win at the show.

We also find out about an exciting new treatment for melanomas, try to keep up with Ian Stark out hunting, get expert race-riding tips from Yogi Breisner and ask whether it’s possible to boost poor prize money in eventing. You can also enjoy all our regular news and reports, including racing from Haydock and Ascot, as well as dressage from around the country and hunting with the West Somerset Vale.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 24 December 2015

News

  • Controvery as Bertram Allen disqualified at Olympia
  • Carl Hester wows the judges at Olympia
  • Arson on the rise: owners beware
  • New bridle proven to boost performance
  • Money pledged for fence safety research in US
  • Eventing Life: who’s in line for Rio 2016 spots?

Features

  • The best of my fun…: Lara Dyson
  • Property: Equestrian homes near Kempton
  • Vet clinic: A new melanoma vaccine and the essential guide to managing ulcers
  • H&H interview: Michael Whitaker
  • Move it like…: Nicole Pavitt
  • Hunt Hero: Super-talented Leo The Lion
  • Christmas staff: Equestrians who keep the wheels turning throughout the festive period
  • The Pullein-Thompson sisters: Fond memories
  • Eventing prize money debate: How can we better reward top riders?
  • Preview: Liverpool International Horse Show
  • British Racing School: Learn with Yogi Breisner, plus how to fall
  • Hunting: On the tail of Ian Stark
  • The horse that made me…: Jane Holderness-Roddam on Our Nobby

Olympia special report

  • Showjumping: Brits show strong form but the show ends in controversy
  • Dressage: Carl Hester nails an emotional first win at the London show
  • Showing: Fell stallion wins native title on his Olympia debut, plus in-hand and ridden seniors
  • Driving: IJsbrand Chardon triumphs, as fellow Dutchman takes a dramatic fall
  • Riding clubs: Quadrille title-defenders pipped to the top spot by Moat View RC

Reports

  • Hunting: West Somerset Vale
  • Dressage: Regional highlights
  • Racing: Haydock and Ascot

Opinion

  • Letters: Your views
  • Editorial comment: Content director Sarah Jenkins
  • Olympia showjumping: Cian O’Connor
  • Olympia dressage: Richard Davison
  • Olympia showing: Henrietta Knight
  • Eventing: Sue Baxter
  • Racing: Richard Johnson

Classified

  • Horses for sale

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