In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on Thursday 6 April 2017, don’t miss our ‘Breeding special’ pull-out — packed full of interesting features including we meet influential stallion Harlequin Du Carel, we take a look at the Brightwell auction graduates and much more. Check out our Grand National preview, in which we speak to Kim Bailey — trainer of 2016 runner-up, The Last Samuri — plus we profile National runner, One For Arthur, and don’t miss our ultimate form guide. Read our feature on the special horses who’ve taken their riders from Pony Club to the top and find out more on Nick Skelton’s retirement from the saddle, plus much more.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 6 April 2017

News

  • Farewell to a legend: Nick Skelton and Big Star retire
  • Rise in insurance costs is on the cards
  • Tougher sentences for animal abusers proposed
  • Eventing Life: Kentucky entries, plus cross-country course changes for Tattersalls
  • Hunting Life: Senior huntsman retires and vital funds for air ambulance are raised

Breeding special pull-out

  • West Kington Stud: A look around Chilli Morning’s new home
  • Brightwell graduates: The auction’s “alumni” making their names across the disciplines
  • The cost of breeding: How best to maximise your returns
  • Harlequin Du Carel: Meet the 22-year-old influential stallion
  • Studbooks in peril: Why the industry needs to work together
  • Lynwood Stud: A family’s 70-year passion for Welsh ponies
  • Opinion: Carole Mortimer, plus the bloodlines of Bintang II

Grand National preview

  • H&H interview: Kim Bailey
  • One For Arthur: We meet Scottish trainer Lucinda Russell’s exciting Grand National prospect
  • H&H’s ultimate form guide: We check out the runners for Saturday’s big race at Aintree

Features

  • From Pony Club to the top: Special horses who have taken their jockeys up the grades
  • Pack of the week: Eskdale and Ennerdale

Regulars

  • The best of my fun… Trevor Breen
  • Property: Equestrian homes near Aintree racecourse
  • Vet clinic: Disorders of the endocrine system
  • Horse hero: “Strapping” show sire Cameo’s Reflection
  • Masterclass: Francis Whittington
  • Inspirations: By Carl Hester

Opinion

  • Letters, plus editor’s comment
  • Dressage: Anna Ross
  • Showjumping: George Morris
  • Eventing: Mark Phillips
  • Showing: Katie Jerram-Hunnable
  • Racing: Dan Skelton
  • Point-to-point: Darren Edwards

Reports

  • Dressage: World Cup final and highlights
  • Showjumping: World Cup final and international highlights
  • Eventing: Belton and highlights
  • Showing: PUK Winter Classic and BSPA Winter Champs
  • Racing: Ascot, Doncaster and bloodstock
  • Team chasing: Fernie
  • Point-to-point: Kingston Blount, Friars Haugh and more
  • Pony Club: Dengie Winter Championships

Classified ads

  • Horses for sale

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