Oscar Williams

H&H dressage and sport horse editor

Oscar graduated from York St John University with a master’s degree in Literature in 2021 and joined Horse & Hound in October 2023 as our dressage and sport horse editor.

Raised in Lancashire, Oscar started riding aged 12 and has never looked back. A keen member of the Lancaster & District branch of the Pony Club, Oscar learnt to ride on a string of hand-me-down ponies. He soon convinced his parents to get him his own horse – a wholly unsuitable, but very much loved Welsh section C called Crossfield Bethan.

Oscar went on to complete an equine management course at Myerscough College and, unable to see a stride, took up dressage. Growing to love the sport and inspired by the London 2012 Olympics, Oscar worked for Emile Faurie for four years after leaving college. Under his tutelage, Oscar competed at the 2015 National Dressage Championships and travelled with Emile’s horses to CDIs at Aachen, Vidauban, Saumur and Achlieiten.

Oscar’s favourite event is London International Horse Show and his pinch-me moment is being paired to ride with Charlotte Dujardin in a five-year-old class in what was his first-ever competition.

Oscar still competes and rides as an amateur and now lives in Scotland with his wife Kirsty and their two boisterous spaniels Miffy and Dougal.