Horse & Hound; 31 December 2020

In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, on sale Thursday, 31 December, is our annual reader issue, including a look back at your nostalgic memories, how readers overcame adversity during this difficult year and how horses have helped us through, plus your favourite heartwarming moments that have helped raise a smile. This week’s legends of the sport nostalgic feature looks back at the career of William Fox-Pitt’s brilliant equine partner Tamarillo. We also have an exclusive interview with Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash and a full report from the National Grand Prix Championships, plus H&H columnist Carl Hester shares his thoughts on the show, among much more.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 31 December 2020


  • Enough: how you can help combat the menace of fireworks
  • Plans and preparations for the Tokyo and Paris Olympic Games
  • Rehoming up, but fears for equine welfare
  • Road safety update

Reader issue

  • Good times: Your nostalgic memories
  • Beating the odds: How our readers overcame adversity in this difficult year
  • Raising a smile: Heartwarming moments
  • Locked down but not out: Horses helped us through


  • Letters of the week, plus quiz answers
  • Dressage: Carl Hester
  • Showjumping: Graham Fletcher

People and horses

  • H&H interview: Showjumping Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash
  • 5 minutes with: Italian Olympic event rider Vittoria Panizzon
  • All in a day’s work: The racing commentator
  • Life lessons: Two-time Hickstead Derby winner Trevor Breen
  • In the spotlight: Cheltenham Festival winner Imperial Aura
  • Goodnight: Tessa Waugh’s hunting diary

Vet clinic

  • A fair deal: How can we ensure competition horses enjoy their side of the partnership?


  • A day with…: The Cranwell Bloodhounds
  • “A huge buzz”: Jockeys who enjoy hunting
  • Hunter of a lifetime: Ted, the excellent jumper who can also be bone idle
  • Hunting heroines: Time to read? The best ladies of the chase literature


  • Dressage: National Grand Prix Championships, plus Sparsholt College and more


  • Legends of the sport: Tamarillo, the quirky star who won two five-stars plus five medals with William Fox-Pitt

Classified ads

  • Horses for sale

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