Polly Bryan

Dressage and products editor

Polly joined Horse & Hound in August 2014, having previously been deputy editor at Polo Times. She moved up from the role of deputy chief sub editor to take over as dressage, sport horse breeding and products editor in September 2017.

During her time with Horse & Hound, Polly has reported from the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, the 2017 European Dressage and Para Dressage Championships, and the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon. Her reporting has also taken her to various other major international shows including Aachen and Rotterdam CHIOs. She also still has a love for polo, occasionally swapping dressage for a stint of polo reporting, and has also reported on international eventing and showjumping.

While not from a horsey family, Polly has ridden from the age of seven. She competed a huge variety of horses and ponies across all disciplines as she grew up, and worked on several yards. Originally from Devon, Polly was a keen member of the South Devon (West) branch of the Pony Club, going on to instruct for the branch. She has always had a particular love for dressage, following the sport avidly, and aged 14 she announced to her parents and teachers that she wanted to one day be the dressage editor at Horse & Hound.

Polly was captain of the very successful equestrian team at the University of Birmingham — admitting that her degree in English Literature played second fiddle to her riding! After graduating with a 2:1, she moved to London to pursue her career in equestrian journalism, gaining a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism.

Polly lives in south-west London and while not in a position to own a horse currently, enjoys catch rides whenever possible.