Pippa Roome

Magazine editor and eventing editor

Pippa is magazine editor and eventing editor at Horse & Hound. An Exeter graduate, she has worked for H&H since 2003 and has held the role of eventing editor since 2005. In 2014 she was promoted to hold the role of head of sports and in 2016 she took on the position of magazine editor, while still keeping her eventing editor responsibilities.

Pippa has reported at two Olympics, in Rio in 2016 and Tokyo in 2021, from the 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG), the 2022 World Championships and at the five-star horse trials at Badminton, Burghley, Luhmühlen, Pau, Kentucky and Maryland.

Outside eventing, Pippa has reported on the 2014 (Lyon), 2015 (Las Vegas) and 2018 (Paris) dressage and showjumping World Cup finals, as well as the 2015 European Showjumping Championships in Aachen. She reported the showjumping at the 2010 and 2018 WEGs and worked across all the disciplines at the Olympics in 2016 and 2021.

In 2009, Pippa won the IPC Media digital journalist of the year award.

Pippa has ridden all her life and progressed through the Pony Club to be a working pupil for eventers Lucinda and Clayton Fredericks during her gap year before university, pairing up with the chestnut gelding VIP (Peanut) to complete her first CCI* (now CCI2*-L). She continued to event Peanut during university and while working for H&H, competing up to intermediate level and completing seven CCI*s (now CCI2*-Ls) in total.

When Peanut retired, Pippa took a break from competing for 10 years. In 2018, she returned to the fray at BE90 level with the 15.1hh Connemara Kiltulla Lad (Alfie), who is mostly her mother’s dressage horse but likes to moonlight as an eventer.