About Horse & Hound

As the “bible” of the equestrian world, Horse & Hound’s respected editorial excellence – that dates back to 1884 – makes it the number one choice for amateurs and professionals alike.

  • Polly Bryan interviewing Lottie Fry at the 2019 European Dressage Championships in Rotterdam

    Horse & Hound’s Polly Bryan (right) interviewing Britain’s Lottie Fry at the 2019 European Championships.

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    Who we are

    Horse & Hound magazine, the only equestrian weekly published in the UK, provides reportage across a wide range of horse sports, together with the latest news and views from those in the horse world around the country, as well as from international championships such as the Olympics. It also hosts exclusive opinion from the most respected names in the industry, including Mark Phillips, Nick Skelton, Carl Hester to name just a few, and celebrates the best of equestrian life through interviews and features for readers to enjoy at their leisure.

    As the online home of all things equestrian, HorseandHound.co.uk has been providing enthusiasts around the world with the latest news, reports and breaking headlines from across the equestrian sporting disciplines since it launched in October 2000. Together with breaking news updates throughout the day, the site offers expert horse care advice, including an extensive veterinary library, as well as being home to a popular and long-standing online forum community. The website also hosts a popular product reviews service, with kit being tested by members of the editorial team, alongside expert buyers’ guides to help our readers spend wisely. The website also provides a range of classified advertising services including horses for sale, horseboxes, equestrian property and more.

    Contact details

    Address: Horse & Hound, Future Publishing Ltd, Unit 415, Winnersh Triangle, Eskdale Road, Winnersh, RG41 5TU

    More details can be found on our Contact Us page.

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    Meet the Horse & Hound senior editorial team

    The editorial team, who work across Horse & Hound magazine and HorseandHound.co.uk, is formed of experienced and talented journalists who eat, sleep and dream all things equestrian, with many still being horse owners and active competitive riders in their spare time. The senior editorial team is lead by Sarah Jenkins, who oversees editorial strategy across both platforms, with Pippa Roome (magazine) and Carol Phillips (online) focused on their specific areas of expertise.

    Sarah Jenkins
    Sarah Jenkins is an experienced journalist and editor, who has reported for Horse & Hound from major championships including three Europeans and the World Equestrian Games. She has co-written equestrian books including The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horses & Ponies. Sarah has ridden since childhood and owned horses and ponies for more than 25 years. She competed up to medium level affiliated dressage, including regional championships, as well as in affiliated eventing and showjumping. Before going to university, Sarah spent a year working for Olympic gold medallist event rider Leslie Law, training with the then British team trainers, and grooming for Leslie at international events including Saumur.
    Email: sarah.jenkins@futurenet.com

    Pippa Roome
    Magazine editor and eventing editor
    Self-confessed eventing “geek”, Pippa Roome has worked at Horse & Hound since 2003, being in the role of magazine editor since 2016. A highly experienced reporter, Pippa has attended two Olympics, in Rio in 2016 and Tokyo in 2021, as well as reporting from the 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG), and at the five-star horse trials at Badminton, Burghley, Luhmühlen, Pau and Kentucky as well as dressage and showjumping World Cup finals, as well as the 2015 European Showjumping Championships. Pippa has ridden all her life, eventing up to intermediate level, completing seven CCI*s (now CCI2*-Ls) in total. She now enjoys ‘borrowing’ her mother’s Connemara for BE90 competitions.
    Email: pippa.roome@futurenet.com tel: +44 (0)7815 442555

    Carol Phillips
    Website editor and head of news
    Carol Phillips is an experienced journalist and editor, as well as being a passionate amateur rider and dedicated horse owner. She has been part of the Horse & Hound editorial team since the website’s launch in October 2000, working mainly online, although she now also oversees the news team across both platforms. Carol has reported from numerous Badmintons and Burghleys, as well as the likes of Olympia and HOYS, but is now more commonly found working remotely to support those out reporting at events around the world. Carol learnt to ride at her local riding school as a child, and spent her teenage years riding borrowed ponies at Pony Club, before progressing to competing in affiliated eventing up to BE100 level and affiliated dressage as an adult. She has started and produced a number of young horses, including her current horse, a 16.2hh Irish sport horse, who she backed as a rising four-year-old.
    Email: carol.phillips@futurenet.com tel: +44 (0)330 390 6598

    Why you can trust Horse & Hound

    Horse & Hound has been producing insightful and impartial content, since we first published in 1884. Those values have never been more important than now in the 21st century. We work hard to achieve the highest standards of editorial content, and we are committed to complying with the Editors’ Code of Practice (https://www.ipso.co.uk/IPSO/cop.html) as enforced by IPSO. Our editorial is independent and is not influenced by our commercial partners. All paid-for content in print and online is clearly marked as such to avoid any confusion. We may earn revenue when our readers purchase items via product links in our editorial product reviews, buyers’ guides, and some other articles. Articles containing affiliate buying links are clearly marked with a message at the top of the page.

    Horse & Hound’s products testing

    The quality of Horse & Hound’s reviews and buyers guides is built upon a rigorous and independent testing procedure combined with the knowledge and experience of the testing team. They are a team of real riders and owners, and have a sterling reputation in the industry, known for delivering the key points you want to know in a concise and easy-to-digest way. If we say we’ve reviewed a product, that means we’ve used it in real-life, exposing it to the sort of situations it’s designed for. Manufacturers can’t pay for a good review – we tell it how we see it.

    Find out more about how Horse & Hound tests products.


    Who owns Horse & Hound

    Horse & Hound is published by Future PLC.

    Is Horse & Hound weekly?

    Horse & Hound magazine is the UK’s only weekly equestrian magazine. It usually goes on sale in the shops on Thursday. Very occasionally the publication day is changed to Friday, but this is only for major championships such as during the Olympics. Horse & Hound’s website is updated with new articles multiple times a day, 365 days a year.

    Horse & Hound is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (which regulates the UK’s magazine and newspaper industry). We abide by the Editors’ Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism. If you think that we have not met those standards and want to make a complaint please contact sarah.jenkins@futurenet.com. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you would like more information about IPSO or the Editors’ Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit www.ipso.co.uk

    Horse & Hound is part of Future PLC. We are both fiercely committed to protecting your privacy. Please have a look at our in-depth privacy policy  to find out more.