Eleanor Jones

News editor

Eleanor joined Horse & Hound as news editor in March 2016, having spent eight and a half years working for local and national newspapers. During her time with H&H, Eleanor has attended numerous industry conferences and events, including the FEI sport forum, the British Equine Veterinary Association annual congress and the National Equine Forum, and has reported on all disciplines and aspects of the industry, from Brexit to anti-bullying campaigns and from dressage rules to dressage mules. She spent time travelling across Europe with World Horse Welfare to see first-hand the experience of horses being transported thousands of miles to slaughter, producing reports for print, online and in video format, and has also reported on showjumping events from national qualifiers to international grands prix.
Eleanor has been riding since she was seven, having spent years dreaming of anything horse-related, and was given her first pony, a £300 Welsh section B mare, at the age of 12. She has since never been horseless but, having meant only ever to have one, now has two warmblood mares who she competes at British Showjumping events. She has made some exploratory forays into dressage but since her mark sheets have contained phrases such as “unexpected manoeuvre between C and M” and “well sat”, tends to stick to the jumping.