Horse & Hound; 8 July 2021

  • In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, on sale Thursday, 8 July, we bring you bumper reports from both Royal Windsor Horse Show and the BD Winter Dressage Championships, plus lots more. Plus, don’t miss a hero-to-hero interview between Nick Skelton and Andy Murray, plus we talk to Paralympian Erin Orford, and more. We also investigate why reasons a horse might not develop or maintain fitness. We also have reports from eventing and showing from around the UK.

    What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 8 July 2021


    • The British horses and riders going for gold in Tokyo
    • Bicton to hold replacement CCI5*
    • Racing launches whips consultation
    • How to avoid accidental doping positives
    • How to avoid accidental doping positives

    Royal Windsor

    • Horses: Robert Walker scores a hat-trick, and there’s a surprise in the cob championship
    • Ponies: Tiny Dancer puts on bold performance
    • Natives: Hairies land two of the four big classes
    • Amateurs: True home-producers shine on hunters
    • Grand prix: Ben Maher takes the feature class on Tokyo ride Explosion W
    • CSI5*: Kent Farrington and Holly Smith on form
    • National: classes Tough jump-off sorts out under-25s
    • In pictures: The best moments caught on camera

    Winter dressage championships

    • Small tour: Alice Oppenheimer and her home-bred mare dance their way to a freestyle double
    • Gold classes: Charlotte Dujardin scores a hat-trick
    • Silver classes: Two teenagers take two classes each, while riders from Portugal and New Zealand stand out
    • Area Festival champs: Scottish riders and unconventional breeds prosper


    • Letters of the week
    • Dressage: Judy Harvey
    • Showing: Clare Dew

    People and horses

    • Hero to hero: Double Olympic gold medallists Nick Skelton and Andy Murray discuss their desire to win
    • All in a day’s work: A pony centre manager
    • Five minutes with: Paralympian Erin Orford
    • Goodnight: Tessa Waugh’s hunting diary

    Vet clinic

    • Fitness issues: Reasons a horse might not develop or maintain fitness


    • Property: By the seaside
    • Products: Best balancers


    • A life in hunting: Michael Scott, retired from hunt service after 26 seasons with the Old Berks, talks to Marcus Armytage 


    • Eventing: Keysoe, Alnwick Ford, Farley Hall, Launceston and more
    • Showing: North of England, Lincolnshire Horse and Pony, and Hickstead

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