In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on Thursday 22 December 2016, don’t miss our 16-page tribute to Valegro following his retirement, plus read all the action from Olympia in our 18-page special report including the dressage, showjumping, showing and more. Read this week’s H&H interview with Cue Card’s jockey Paddy Brennan ahead of the King George at Kempton, and we have tips on introducing young horses to the cross-country start box. We also have reports from racing from Ascot, hunting action and much more.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 22 December 2016



  • New US four-star: decision due next month
  • Endurance rider responds to online abuse
  • Tributes to top jockey Walter Swinburn
  • Rise in cases of equine neglect
  • Showjumping Life: Upcoming talent set to shine, Big Star in bronze and a unique feature hits H&H

H&H’s tribute to Valegro


  • The judges’ views: We ask top judges what impressed them most about the dressage star
  • Comment: Carl Hester
  • Horse hero: We look at his robust conformation
  • The people in his life: Those who’ve made it happen
  • In pictures: The images that tell his success story
  • Cover star: Valegro’s collection of H&H covers

Olympia special


  • Showjumping: Scott Brash pulls out all the stops
  • Dressage: Carl Hester
  • Showing: Welsh section A stallion makes history
  • Driving: Aussie Boyd Exell sets the record straight



  • The best of my fun: Charlie Longsdon
  • Property: Our pick of dream equestrian homes
  • Vet clinic: Separation anxiety in horses
  • H&H interview: Paddy Brennan
  • Move it like: Mark Kyle
  • Hunt hero: Paddy
  • Training: Success indoors with Shane Breen
  • In the start box: How to introduce youngsters to the cross-country start and overcome problems
  • The horse that made me: Spencer Wilton


  • Letters: Your views
  • Editorial comment: Content director Sarah Jenkins
  • Olympia showjumping: Kelvin Bywater
  • Olympia dressage: Richard Davison
  • Olympia showing: Rebecca Penny
  • Hunting: Richard Gurney



  • Hunting: Border and Moorlands
  • Dressage: Highlights
  • Racing: Ascot, Haydock and bloodstock

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