Horse & Hound; 12 August 2016

In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out this week on Friday 12 August 2016, read our eventing special report from the Rio Olympics and find out how the medals were won, plus our fence-by-fence analysis, comments, thrills and spills gallery and more. Also don’t miss the H&H interview with Big Star’s owner Gary Widdowson ahead of the showjumping action in Rio and in this week’s ‘Vet clinic’ we take an in-depth look at the equine brain. Plus there are reports from Gatcombe, New Forest show, the West of England hound show and more.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 11 August 2016



  • Bullet hits Rio press centre
  • Action taken on riders too heavy for mounts
  • Controversy over new dressage tack rules
  • Yard staff ‘bullied’ over strangles case
  • Showing Life: Youngster chops her hair for charity, Riding for the Disabled’s new venture and more

Rio Olympics: Eventing

  • Summary: How the gold medals were won
  • Fence-by-fence analysis: Where the faults occurred
  • Dressage: Fox-Pitt throws down the gauntlet
  • Comment: Ruth Edge
  • Cross-country: Tough track tests riders and horses
  • Comment: Tina Cook
  • Thrills and spills: The ups and downs in pictures
  • Showjumping: How the French dominated
  • Comment: Mark Phillips
  • Scoreboard: The final individual and team placings



  • The best of my fun: Louisa Milne Home
  • Property: Horsey havens with stunning views
  • Vet clinic: An in-depth look at the equine brain
  • H&H interview: Gary Widdowson
  • Move it like: Alex Hua Tian
  • Horse hero: Broadshard Simplicity
  • Stabling and arenas: Coping with wet weather
  • The horse that made me: Hugo Palmer


  • Letters: Your views
  • Editorial comment: Content director Sarah Jenkins
  • Eventing: Mark Phillips
  • Dressage: Pammy Hutton
  • Showjumping: Peter Charles
  • Showing: Rebecca Penny
  • Hunting: Andrew Sallis



  • Eventing: Gatcombe, Chilham and highlights
  • Dressage: The Cabin, Bishop Burton and highlights
  • Showjumping: New Forest, Pyecombe and more
  • Showing: NPS Summer, Bakewell and more
  • Hunting: West of England hound show


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