Carol Phillips

Website editor

Carol is an experienced journalist and editor, as well as being a passionately competitive rider and dedicated owner of two horses. She has been part of the Horse & Hound editorial team since 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 all horse-related 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 always has her finger on the pulse of the latest equestrian news and opinions via social media. Her most recent projects include the launch of the new H&H Plus service, including researching and writing content for the new H&H veterinary library.

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 horses are a former Flat racehorse who she competed successfully in affiliated eventing up to BE100 level. After recovering from a tendon injury, the pair are now enjoying competing in dressage, with the occasional fun jumping outing for variety. She also has a young Irish sport horse who she backed as a four-year-old in early 2019 and is enjoying training with a view towards eventing in the future.