Show coverage back in business

  • With horse shows now beginning to take place as the countryside recovers from FMD crisis, it’s back to business as usual for Horse & Hound magazine.

    The world’s leading equestrian magazinehas won many plaudits from readers for the ease with which it “reinvented” itself as a features-led weekly when FMD brought shows and events to a standstill, while providing unrivalled information about what was on and off.

    However, the resumption of competitive activity is now reflected in a more “normal” Horse & Hound. This Thursday (17 May) there are 14 pages of reports devoted to shows in the UK and in the 24 May issue it nearly doubles to 27 pages, including marking the official start of the affiliated horse trials season with coverage of the opening events at Burnham Beeches and Tweseldown.

    Deputy Editor Pippa Cuckson says: “It has been interesting for us to devise some features that normally might not have been included, and to look at some overseas competitions in detail, but I am sure we are all relieved that shows and trials are taking place again. The doubled pagination devoted to shows next week is an encouraging sign that, although some equestrian businesses have suffered, the horse world is weathering the storm.”

    In the 17 May issue, competition coverage includes premier league show jumping in Renfrewshire and at Patchetts, plus jumping at South View, Northallerton and Rowallan; Southern winter dressage semi-finals and indoor evening at Arena UK.

    Don’t miss the 24 May issue for the start of the event season, top league jumping at Wales and the West and all the main regional centres; the northern, south and Midlands dressage semi-finals and the North of England springshow, plus many supporting fixtures and, of course, their detailed results.

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