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The Horse & Hound Podcast: episode 22 – Lauren Nicholson (née Kieffer) | Winter healthchecks for veterans | News round-up

In our 22nd weekly episode of The Horse & Hound Podcast, H&H’s podcast host Pippa Roome chats to US event rider Lauren Nicholson (née Kieffer) about her transition from ‘barn rat’ to Olympic rider. Moving on to the week’s top news stories, Catherine Austen joins Pippa to review the action from Pau five-star, while our news editor Eleanor Jones and news writer Becky Murray discuss feed contamination and elite horse sales in times of Covid. We also catch up with vet Ricky Farr, who has useful advice on health checks for older horses ahead of winter.

Episode 22 of The Horse & Hound Podcast, our exciting new audio service available exclusively every Thursday morning for our H&H Plus subscribers, is now live.

Each episode is 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 22, US Olympic event rider Lauren Nicholson (née Kieffer) talks to podcast host and H&H eventing editor Pippa Roome about her transition from ‘barn rat’ through to Olympic rider and the special horses she’s worked with along the way.

“She gave me decades of experience in one horse… Aachen, Kentucky, Badminton, Burghley, Pau, Boekelo, Blenheim, Bramham… I certainly owe a lot of my career to Veronica” – Lauren Nicholson

Pippa is joined by Catherine Austen to review the action from the only five-star event of 2020 at Pau, while our news editor Eleanor Jones and news writer Becky Murray to discuss some of the week’s other key stories including feed contamination and how elite horse sales are coping in times of Covid.

“I first interviewed Laura Collett at the Pony Club Championships when she was about 13, so to have seen her career go from Pony Club to five star win is really cool” – Catherine Austen

In this week’s advice section we catch up with equine vet Ricky Farr of Farr & Pursey Equine, who talks about the health checks he recommends owners of older horses undertake in the run up to winter.

“Prevention is always better than cure so get your vet out in October/November before the weather really starts to turn, to make sure you pick up any problems nice and early” – Ricky Farr MRCVS

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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