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The Horse & Hound Podcast: episode 14 – William Fox-Pitt | Travelling horses long distances | News round-up

In our 14th weekly episode of the first series of The Horse & Hound Podcast, we kick off with an exclusive interview with top event rider William Fox-Pitt. Our eventing editor Pippa Roome chats to William about his record-breaking six Burghley wins in the week that the five-star event should have been taking place, were it not for the coronavirus pandemic. William also shares his first memories from the event and why it is such a special place. Moving on to the week’s top news stories, our news team joins Pippa, to discuss women in equestrian sport, new research around strangles and the positives that have come out of this unusual year. We also welcome back to the podcast British supergroom Alan Davies, who is responsible for Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin’s top horses. Alan gives his advice on keeping horses healthy on long lorry journies and how best to monitor them. We hope you will enjoy it

Episode 14 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.

We would love to hear your feedback on this week’s episode, so please do send your thoughts to pippa.roome@futurenet.com.

In episode 14, top event rider William Fox-Pitt chats to our eventing editor Pippa Roome about his record-breaking six Burghley wins in the week that the five-star event should have been taking place, were it not for the coronavirus pandemic. William also shares his first memories from the event and why it is such a special place.

“I remember my first trip to Burghley when I was 20 — it was very physical and demanding and the one that we all want to conquer” – William Fox-Pitt

Pippa is also joined by the Horse & Hound news team to evaluate this week’s top stories, including a discussion on women in equestrian sport, new research around strangles and the positives that have come out of this unusual year.

“These are personal conversations, but people should be happy to speak about them if they want to” – Becky Murray

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 travelling long distances.

“The most important thing is ventilation — you need to keep all windows and vents open to get as much air through the lorry as possible” – Alan Davies

We hope you will enjoy our latest episode.

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