Lucy Elder

News writer

Lucy Elder

Lucy joined the H&H team as a news writer in 2015 and has reported on a wide range of issues, including concussion, court cases, employment, horse welfare, safety, anti-doping and rule changes.

After graduating from Oxford Brookes University in 2012, Lucy trained as a journalist at News Associates in London and has twice reached the shortlist for the Martin Wills Writing Awards. She spent two years as a news reporter and entertainment editor on the Windsor Express and Maidenhead Advertiser titles at Baylis Media, passing her senior (National Qualification in Journalism) exams in 2015.

During her time at Horse & Hound, she has reported at events including Badminton, Blenheim, national dressage championships and FEI Sports Forum, as well as numerous horse trials and point-to-points.

Lucy grew up as a member of the Belvoir Hunt branch of the Pony Club and competed up to intermediate level eventing. She spent a year working in an eventing yard before university, where she became a member of the Great Britain Student Riders squad and rode in Ireland, Spain and Germany. Her current horse is an overgrown homebred and the pair enjoy eventing and team chasing.

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