Carol Phillips

Website editor

Carol is the website editor at Horse & Hound. She is an experienced journalist and editor, as well as being a passionate amateur rider and dedicated horse owner. She joined the Horse & Hound editorial team for the website’s launch in October 2000. Having worked her way up from sub-editor to site editor, under Carol’s guidance and expertise the website has grown into an extensive resource for equestrian information of all kinds, which is frequently top of google searches for key equestrian topics.

Carol is responsible for all of H&H’s digital content, including social media and e-newsletters, as well as overseeing the news desk for both print and online. She has her finger on the pulse of the latest equestrian news and opinions via social media. Her most recent projects include researching and writing content for the H&H veterinary library, and supporting the introduction of Horse & Hound’s website subscription model.

Carol has reported from numerous Badmintons and Burghleys, as well as the likes of Olympia and HOYS, most commonly as part of the H&H Live service, as well as running that service during numerous championships, including the London Olympic Games.

Not born into an equestrian family, Carol learnt to ride at her local riding school from the age of eight, and had a number of ponies on loan during her teenage years, while she was a member of the Flamstead branch of the Pony Club.

Carol has since owned a handful of her own horses, the first of which was gifted to her, and has enjoyed starting and schooling many others.

Her current horse is a 16.2hh Irish sport horse, who she backed as a rising four-year-old. Plans for him to follow his predecessor, a retrained Flat racehorse, into the world of grassroots eventing were temporarily placed on hold by a kissing spines diagnosis and surgery. However, following a successful rehab programme combining work in-hand and under saddle, he’s now working better than ever and is starting to compete in dressage and showjumping.