Whether you own a grey, a piebald or a Welsh with white socks, mud will always be your number one enemy. But it seems some meticulous competitors have managed to defy the conditions and keep their steeds looking tip-top, as they headed out to the early season shows. Get some…
Just how do the professionals pick out the future HOYS winners before anyone else?
If a non-horsey person was having a nose through your show ring kit, what would make them look twice?
Find out what pony producer Katy Carter and Jo Jack, head groom to Katie Jerram for 12 years, use to make their charges shine
Leading producers and judges explain the common mistakes they see in the ring — and why it means the difference between winning or losing
Bright white greys and flashy white socks are not easy to achieve, so we are here to help with our selection of the best stain remover products
If you're looking to be in the ribbons this summer, it’s all about wowing the judges from the off. Here's how to create the best first impression
Concerns over show ring etiquette can be off-putting for showing novices. So we have answered the questions that you thought were too obvious or embarrassing to ask
In the final part of our training series with Allister Hood, the reigning Horse of the Year Show supreme champion explains how to relax a buzzy horse
From the moment you enter the show ring, you and your horse should look like you mean business, says top producer Allister Hood
How do you make sure your horse shapes up? Talking at the BSPA clinic at Barleylands EC, Essex (12 March), Allister Hood explains that it’s a mix of correct schooling and showmanship, reports Carolyn Henderson
Follow this advice from fellow parents and pony producers to boost your child’s chances in the show ring — and keep them interested
Five riders who took the plunge in 2016 pass on the key things they learned when going it alone
Save those perfect square halts for individual ridden shows and dressage tests, says leading producer Allister Hood
How do you trot up a horse to impress the judge? In the first part of a new training series with Allister Hood, the leading producer explains that it isn’t just about showing your horse moves correctly
Jayne explains how to get the best from your horse, and shows you what not to do
In the last of a three-part series, prolific rider Sarah Parker shares her tips on how to make Connemaras sparkle in the show ring
Conformation judges Stephen Howard and D Price Jones explain what they want to be presented with during the Blue Chip British Show Pony Society (BSPS) Heritage mountain and moorland championship at Olympia
Standing out from a strong field at Olympia’s Blue Chip British Show Pony Society (BSPS) Heritage mountain and moorland championship is a tough task. Which judges will be making the big decisions this year and what will they be thinking?
in the next part of our turnout series with Sarah Parker, who piloted the section A stallion Sarum Rembrandt to supreme pony honours at Horse of the Year Show in 2015, the prolific producer shows us how best to show off Welsh ponies in the arena