In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on Thursday 7 December 2017, check out our Olympia preview, in which top riders reveal their best moments and we meet the team behind the successful Christmas show. Don’t miss this week’s ‘Horse hero’, we meet Holly Smith’s versatile puissance winner Quality Old Joker and talk to rising star of the weighing room, Bryony Frost. Plus we have reports from the racing action at Newbury, as well as point-to-point and showing and in this week’s ‘Pack of the Week’ we’re out with the Ludlow.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 7 December 2017

News

  • Crucial changes to protect ‘invisible horses’ of the future
  • From food to beauty treatments: the uses for equines
  • The legal implications of doing someone a favour
  • Dressage Life: Olympia line-ups, plus Carl Hester set to make debut with WEG hopeful
  • Sport Horse Breeding Life: Eventer Nicola Wilson finds a full brother to her four-star mare

Olympia preview

  • Olympia memories: Top riders reveal their favourite moments from the Christmas extravaganza
  • The dream team: H&H meets some of the people who help make the show a success

Features

  • Horses in adverts: We find out why our equine friends are such popular additions on TV
  • Under the Christmas tree: Discover what you, or a loved one, can look forward to with an H&H subscription this festive period
  • Edie Campbell: The top model and event rider tells us how her two worlds combine
  • The hunt secretary: How the role’s “many hats” have evolved

Regulars

  • Best of my fun: Dressage rider Jessica Dunn
  • Property: Set-ups in Surrey
  • Vet clinic: Why making end-of-life plans for your horse now will make difficult decisions easier when the time comes
  • Horse hero: Holly Smith’s versatile puissance winner Quality Old Joker
  • Masterclass: Eventer Piggy French on using gridwork
  • H&H interview: Rising National Hunt star Bryony Frost
  • My inspiration: By showing producer Robert Walker

Opinion

  • Letters, plus editorial comment
  • Hunting: John Holliday
  • Dressage: Pammy Hutton
  • Showjumping: William Funnell
  • Showing: Stuart Hollings

Reports

  • Hunting: The Ludlow, plus Farquhar’s diary
  • Dressage: Highlights
  • Showjumping: Scottish National EC plus international highlights
  • Showing: British National Foal of the Year and Royal Welsh Winter Fair
  • Racing: Newbury
  • Point-to-point: Cottenham and Larkhill

Classified ads

  • Horses for sale

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