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The Horse & Hound Podcast: episode 15 – BSPS supreme champion | Key autumn horse care tips | News round-up

In our 15th weekly episode of the first series of The Horse & Hound Podcast, we kick off with an exclusive interview with BSPS supreme champion Ellis Taverner-Burns, who rode The Politician, a 13-year-old successful small hunter gelding, to be crowned supreme of show. Moving on to the week’s top news stories, H&H news desk regulars Eleanor Jones and Lucy Elder join our podcast host Pippa Roome to discuss this year’s harvest, the dangers of urinating in stables, and the challenges faced by the RDA, while H&H’s hunting editor Catherine Austen makes her debut on the podcast to chat about the resumption of hunting. We also welcome back British supergroom Alan Davies, who gives his advice on keeping horses happy and healthy as the seasons change from summer to autumn.

Episode 15 of The Horse & Hound Podcast, our exciting new audio service available exclusively every Thursday morning for our H&H Plus subscribers, is now live.

In an exciting development, we have decided to make each episode available for all H&H fans to listen to 24hrs after its early release to our H&H Plus members. Search for “The Horse & Hound Podcast” in your prefered podcast app and click subscribe to be notified about each new episode. This will allow more listeners to make The Horse & Hound Podcast an essential part of their week on Friday morning.

In episode 15, 18-year-old show rider Ellis Taverner-Burns chats with our showing editor Alex Robinson about taking on the ride in intermediate classes on Sarah Maclean-Perriment’s The Politician, a 13-year-old successful small hunter gelding known as Smithy at home, who was crowned BSPS supreme champion.

“It’s his gallop that wins it – everytime he pulls it out, the judge is just wowed by him” – Ellis Taverner-Burns

H&H magazine editor and podcast presenter Pippa Roome is joined by Eleanor Jones and Lucy Elder of the Horse & Hound news team to evaluate this week’s top stories, including this year’s harvest, the dangers of urinating in stables, and the challenges being faced by the RDA, while H&H’s hunting editor Catherine Austen joins to discuss the resumption of hunting under new Covid-secure protocols as they stood on Tuesday 8 September.

“Quite a lot of farmers are having a challenging harvest… it’s something that horse owners need to be aware of” – Lucy Elder

We also welcome back to the podcast British supergroom Alan Davies, who cares for the horses ridden by dressage stars Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin. Alan offers his top tips on caring for horses as the season changes from summer into autumn.

“It can be a tricky time. Prevention is better than cure when it comes to mud fever and things like that” – Alan Davies

We hope you will enjoy our latest episode and would love to hear your feedback, so please do send your thoughts to pippa.roome@futurenet.com.

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