As Germany dominates in all three disciplines at Aachen, could this signal disappointment for Britain at next month’s World Equestrian Games?

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro may not have been beaten since January 2012, but with top horses returning to form, the world title is not a foregone conclusion

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‘Working equines are vital for human livelihoods’ [H&H VIP]

Nearly 200 experts from 27 countries met in the UK on 2-4 July for the seventh International Colloquium on Working Equids. Their aim? To highlight the vital importance of equines for the global economy.

garage mechanic checking underside of a car during an MOT test in the UK. Image shot 2010. Exact date unknown.

Long delays for horsebox MOTs [H&H VIP]

Waits for horsebox MOTs could reach up to 90 days after a reduction in the number of test centres.

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British showjumpers skip Aachen to focus on WEG [H&H VIP]

A top rider has labelled the decision not to field a British showjumping team at the Nations Cup in Aachen “very disappointing”

After a one-eyed horse wins the Hickstead Derby and with visually impaired riders in the news recently, we meet the competitors who don’t let sight problems hold them back

A national coach who spoke out about equine welfare concerns in the sport has been removed from the FEI endurance technical committee

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Riders beware: competition and livery yards targeted by thieves [H&H VIP]

After recent high-profile equestrian break-ins — including at Olympic eventer Vittoria Panizzon’s yard — riders and yard owners are urged to be extra vigilant. Rural insurer NFU Mutual told H&H claims for major thefts are on the rise. “We have …

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British eventers to do battle at WEG: H&H’s analysis [H&H VIP]

A few surprises and some familiar faces: H&H looks at the British eventing squad heading to WEG

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Saudi rider buys another top horse from Eurocommerce auction [H&H VIP]

Saudi showjumper Abdullah Al Sharbatly has bought a 4th horse from the bankrupt Eurocommerce stables — Gerco Schröder’s former ride New Orleans