Eventing magazine: May 2015

  • In this month’s Eventing magazine, read our Badminton preview which includes a “horse eye view” of the event and a comprehensive A to Z of the event. We also investigate how to source an ex-racehorse and four-star eventer Ben Hobday explains how to unleash your horse’s scope by packing power into the canter. You can enjoy all the news and reports from the last two months.



    What’s in Eventing magazine: May 2015

    Badminton preview

    • From Armada Dishes to zeroes: The history of Badminton and this year’s contest, from A to Z
    • “I felt at home at my first Badminton”: Louisa Milne Home aims for her best result yet with the enormous grey King Eider
    • Through the horse’s eyes: Find out exactly what the horses get up to during Badminton with Izzy Taylor’s groom Anna Mildner
    • The forgotten winner: Nicky McIrvine (now Coe), who took the 1990 event on Middle Road


    • The price you pay: Essential reading on the wider implications of doping — including new rules now in force
    • “Now I just need to turn fifth into first”: Rider diarist Louise Harwood battles the elements in her early season outings, but it rewarded with a good start to her year
    • Aim high: Unleash your horse’s scop by packing power into the canter, says four-star rider Ben Hobday
    • How to source an ex-racehorse: Your options for finding an ex-racehorse to event — and pros and cons of the different ways
    • Meet our new amatuer diarist: How Tessa Alford juggles eventing with a job in pharmaceuticals, a non-horsey husband, two daughters — and a runaway pig
    • Through the keyhole: Kitty King has transformed an old chicken farm into a stylish eventing yard


    • Proposed changes to the sport prompt concerns
    • Fresh challenges at Gatcombe
    • Maxime Livio doping case dropped

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