John Holliday looks back on his judging engagements and discusses the goings-on in the harrier ring at the Festival of Hunting

After controversy regarding the team selected to play in the Coronation Cup, Luke Tomlinson explains the selection criteria


Mark Todd: a stint in the scorers’ seat [H&H VIP]

H&H’s eventing columnist shares his scoring experience and views on some popular events

New Forest hounds meet the public

Andrew Sallis: Maintaining positive PR [H&H VIP]

Andrew Sallis recalls some embarrassing incidents at hound shows and builds up to judging hounds at the Festival of Hunting

Epsom downs oaks 2008

Ralph Beckett: Nothing will change [H&H VIP]

Ralph Beckett discusses the difficulties for trainers and jockeys with clashes of high-profile race meetings on the same day

Why are so many young colts kept entire? And why were the prices at the recent Brightwells auction so dismal? Carole Mortimer wonders whether breeders are delivering what buyers want and whether buyers need to readjust their price expectations for a decent sport horse

H&H’s showing columnist questions why some working hunter pony jockeys don’t pay as much attention to the showing phase as they do the jumping


William Funnell: Where are all the Derby horses? [H&H VIP]

H&H’s showjumping columnist considers what it takes to make a great Derby horse and looks ahead to the Nations Cup in Falsterbo


Mark Phillips: Do riders realise the risk they take across country? [H&H VIP]

H&H’s eventing columnist ponders why he sees so many ‘bad moves’ while watching cross-country

Carl Hester Caen

Carl Hester: The Caen before the WEG storm [H&H VIP]

Carl is surprised to find so few nations scoping out the venue for this year’s World Equestrian Games at the test event and talks about two soon-to-be vacant positions which will leave big holes in British dressage