In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on Thursday 29 December 2016, don’t miss 20-time champion jockey AP McCoy riding Nick Skelton’s Olympic hero Big Star, plus features on taking on a rescue horse and we ask the experts what makes a top jumping horse. Also read our H&H interview with racing presenter and wife of William Fox-Pitt, Alice Plunkett, and we have reports from hunting, dressage and showjumping action.


What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 29 December 2016


  • ‘Not the forgotten voice’: road safety in 2016
  • Engaging a global audience with equestrianism
  • What is the future for ponies on Dartmoor?
  • Sport Horse Breeding Life: Irish horses claim top titles, Welsh blood shines plus 18 gold premiums
  • Showing Life: Veterans honoured, awards season in full swing and a unique show to come to an end



  • The best of my fun: Nina Carberry
  • Property: Horsey havens in Lincolnshire
  • Vet clinic: The perfect athlete — is there a blueprintfor sporting success?
  • H&H interview: Alice Plunkett
  • Move it like: Emile Faurie
  • Hunt hero: Vavavoom
  • AP McCoy rides Big Star: The retired 20-time champion jockey takes to the saddle once more aboard Nick Skelton’s gold medallist
  • Preview: Liverpool International Horse Show — the highlights to see at the New Year extravaganza
  • Rehoming horses: If you’re looking for a new horse, taking on a rescue could be the answer
  • Jumping technique: We ask the experts what exactly makes a top jumping horse
  • Rising stars: H&H finds out which riders topped the eventing charts in 2016
  • The horse that made me: Sam Butler


  • Letters: Your views
  • Editorial comment: Content director Sarah Jenkins
  • Dressage: Sylvia Loch
  • Showing: Julie Templeton



  • Hunting: Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray and Zetland
  • Dressage: Highlights
  • Showjumping: Onley abd Maelor

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