In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on Thursday 25 January 2018, don’t miss our ‘Riding holidays’ special, including features on western riding in Dorset, explore Catalonia on horseback and more. Check out this week’s ‘Horse hero’ — eventer Cooley Rorkes Drift — and read our interview with dressage rider Lara Butler. We also go behind the scenes at the iconic Cheltenham racecourse, plus we have exercises to help strengthen your horse. Read reports from hunting with the Dartmoor, plus all the showjumping, racing and point-to-point action from the weekend.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 25 January 2018

News

  • Research aims to end bits versus bitless arguments
  • Eventing clubs: are they the future of the sport?
  • Defra plans could be good news for riders
  • Showing Life: A Cuddy champion retires, riders star on the silver screen and more

Bloodstock special

  • Stud debutants for 2018: We take a look at a selection of stallions and broodmares new to the breeding shed for this year
  • Elite Racing Club: H&H talks to those in charge of the club’s home-bred success stories, which include superstar sprinter Marsha

Riding holidays special

  • Western riding in Dorset: Discover a new style on our doorstep in the UK
  • Exploring Catalonia: Sun, sand and sea, plus plenty of unforgettable days in the saddle
  • Coworth Park: The ultimate mini-break in Berkshire for horse lovers searching for luxury

Features

  • Access all areas: H&H goes behind the scenes during a raceday at Cheltenham racecourse
  • Strengthening exercises: How you can aid your horse’s progression in between physiotherapy treatments
  • How does a hunt work? We outline the responsibilities that come with each role within a hunt
  • On the tail of: Berkeley field master Helen Hillard

Regulars

  • All in a day’s work: Racecourse starter Simon McNeill
  • Property: Kent escapes
  • Vet clinic: How to manage a stallion who competes alongside his breeding duties
  • Horse hero: Event horse Cooley Rorkes Drift
  • Masterclass: Pammy Hutton on turning on the forehand
  • H&H interview: Dressage rider Lara Butler
  • Goodnight: Tessa Waugh’s hunting diary, plus the “leather chaps” wearer

Opinion

  • Letters, plus magazine editor’s comment
  • Dressage: Carl Hester
  • Showjumping: Graham Fletcher
  • Showing: Stuart Hollings

Reports

  • Hunting: Dartmoor
  • Dressage: Highlights
  • Showjumping: Arena UK, Morris, South View and Aintree
  • Racing: Ascot and Haydock
  • Point-to-point: Barbury

Classified ads

  • Horses for sale

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