H&H introduces new specialist news pages

  • H&H will be introducing specialist news pages in dressage, showjumping and showing next year, alongside the existing equivalents in hunting, eventing and sport horse breeding.

    In addition to our weekly eight-page news section at the front of the magazine, the Life pages in the three Olympic disciplines and showing will rotate each month, so that readers can enjoy one in every issue.

    Dressage Life kicks off the series on 7 January, followed by Eventing Life (14 January), Showjumping Life (21 January) and Showing Life (28 January).

    “These pages are the ideal place for all the little titbits which might not make our main news pages — where the pressure for space is always intense — but which are still fascinating to our readers,” explained eventing editor and acting print director Pippa Roome.

    “I’ve been trialling Eventing Life since July this year and it has proved very popular, which is why are extending this across the disciplines.”

    Featured stories on Eventing Life have included the new coaches for the Irish eventing teams, Alice Dunsdon’s trip to compete at Adelaide CCI4* and four-star rider Lucie McNichol’s retirement from eventing.

    This week the main report examines the Olympic individual qualification race, updating on who is leading the regional rankings as the 2015 season draws to a close.

    In addition, the page has included fun photos of weddings, babies, balls and awards ceremonies, as well as sponsorship news and a regular update on the FEI and British Eventing rankings.

    Dressage editor and acting print director Alice Collins said: “These pages are like the best bits of Facebook in paper form — all the news and gossip, curated by our expert section editors.”

    If you have news for our Life pages, please contact:

    Eventing: pippa.roome@timeinc.com
    Dressage and sport horse breeding: alice.collins@timeinc.com
    Showjumping: hannah.lemieux@timeinc.com
    Showing: hhshowinglife@gmail.com
    Hunting: polly.portwin@timeinc.com

    Ref: H&H 24 December, 2015

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