Sophie joined the Horse&Hound art team in 2018, and is now Deputy Art Editor on the magazine and works primarily on print pages, covers and marketing materials. She has a vast range of design experience, also working on digital marketing packages for large businesses, hand-drawn fine art wedding stationary, and everything in between. Having always been interested in art and design, she started out in marketing on a competitor title and self-taught print design along the way. Sophie has a 4 year old Connemara mare with Glencarrig and Coosheen lines, imported from Ireland, who she bought to produce for dressage. But, after backing her in 2020 and of showing her the world to gain experience has taken a discipline about turn and now enjoys hunting regularly with The South Downs Bloodhounds alongside low level dressage. She still tries to regularly ride for other people, producing young horses and gaining further experience on a variety of rides. She also owns a 3 year old Whippet, Bluebell, who enjoys trips to the yard, long hacks round the gallops (and racing!) and joining in team video meetings.