Sarah Jenkins

Editor-in-Chief

Sarah heads up Horse & Hound’s editorial team and is responsible for  content strategy for the magazine and across the brand’s other platforms. She also has responsibility for Horse & Hound’s brand extensions, working with the publishing a marketing teams to launch Equo, Horse & Hound's event entry and management system, in 2015, and Horse & Hound's awards and Training Academy in 2016.

Sarah has 15 years experience as a journalist and editor, specialising in equestrianism and equestrian sport. Her previous roles at Horse & Hound include brand development editor and dressage editor. She was deputy editor of equestrian monthly Horse magazine for two years when it was a sister title to Horse & Hound. She has been a regular Horse & Hound contributor both in print and online throughout her career, reporting from major championships including three Europeans and the World Equestrian Games.

Sarah learnt to ride in a riding school in South Bucks aged 10 and has owned horses and ponies for 25 years. Her first pony was a three-year-old native, on whom she competed in showing, dressage, showjumping and hunter trials and was a member of the Pony Club. From 15, she contested affiliated eventing, showjumping and dressage with her first horse, an Irish Draught/thoroughbred, competing up to medium level dressage including regional championships.

Before going to London School of Economics for three years to earn her degree, Sarah spent a year working for and training with Olympic gold medallist event rider Leslie Law at his Inkberrow base, Worcestershire, where she also trained with Yogi Breisner and Kenneth Clawson, then British team trainers. She groomed for Leslie at international events including Saumur. During her degree, Sarah continued to work part-time and train with dressage rider Louise Spate.

Sarah is a mother of two young boys and keeps her horses on DIY livery in Kent. She still has her first pony, who has long been retired but now gives pony rides to the children.

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