If you’re feeling a little down after all of the excitement of Christmas, take a look at H&H’s most popular heart-warming stories of 2014 — they are sure to put a smile on your face…
An incredible sight captured on television whilst the Tour de France was winding its way through the British countryside, a horse, completely unfazed by the large group of high-speed cyclists zooming alongside him, joins in on one of the stages.
In what was the horses’ first competition, this British rider became what is thought to be the only person to have scored 100% in a dressage test. (OK, it’s a young horse class so it’s not quite dressage as we know it, but it’s still pretty darn impressive!)
A 14.3hh Welsh cob proved you don’t have to be big to be the best when winning a grand prix dressage championship in America. The pair out-performed nine other combinations to claim the class with 71.375% — and his test was ridden in a snaffle bridle and included a piaffe pirouette.
A rare pure white thoroughbred foal was born in New Zealand at Windsor Park Stud. The filly is by top sire High Chaparral, who during his racing career won the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Irish Derby.
Lincolnshire-based Sarah Stewart became the proud owner of this adorable mule foal. But how Pandora came to be was a total accident.
145 horses from the Knightsbridge-based regiment spent four weeks in Norfolk as part of their annual Regimental Training Camp, and boy, did it make for some good pictures!
Pony Club camp, fancy dress competitions and mounted games, these early riding days are where the best memories are formed (and where some of the most ‘ahh factor’ pictures are taken).