The legendary showman on embracing the journey, his collecting ring assessments and why he’s always watching and learning
Not a creature was stirring…
…until late at night, when a horse showed signs of colic. Andrea Oakes discovers what happens when illness or injury occurs “out of hours”
Amy Obiajulu on taking a break from prison work to star in Wonder Woman 1984, and how she deals with stress
‘We need to rewrite the rules'
Carl Hester discusses the issues involved in transporting horses post-Brexit
‘The next few months are crucial'
Kim Bailey ponders a depressing Cheltenham Festival without owners
‘Loving your mare isn't enough to breed'
Katie Jerram-Hunnable on how Covid has affected breeding and sales
The first word
A competition debrief helps a rider assimilate their experience, and provides valuable team information. Ellie Hughes talks tactics to riders and coaches
The US event rider learnt her equestrian trade in Britain – and her mental strength in a racing car. She talks to Pippa Roome
Equine America Billy Diamo
William Funnell describes his Olympic shortlisted 18.2hh home-bred as “the best I ever had”. Jennifer Donald finds out more about this loveable gentle giant with a playful streak
Access All Areas Spencer Wilton
After relocating to a stunning new base in Gloucestershire, Spencer Wilton is as ambitious as ever and gearing up for a big year in 2021, finds Polly Bryan
Toledo De Kerser
Tom McEwen’s world team gold medallist was picked by William and Pippa Funnell to feature in this week’s magazine. Pippa Roome meets him
The Olympian on embracing modern fitness methods, her dislike for sunrise starts and why she does her mindset preparation before she gets on the horse
William Funnell and John Whitaker
John Whitaker has inspired generations of riders, not least William Funnell. The pair sit down to discuss horsemanship, riding Milton, keeping motivated and years of friendship
‘A blissful landing'
In the face of dark evenings and home schooling, a weekend ride in the snow with the children lifts the spirits, says Tessa Waugh, despite a tumble and the prospect of retrieving a runaway pony
Giving something back
Hunts receive a lot of support from their local communities, but what do they do in return? As Abi Butcher discovers, one thing is raising a great deal of money for charitable causes
The medal makers
They are the heroes of equestrian sport, but how much of that star material do they pass on to their descendants? Lucy Elder looks at the offspring of some high-profile medal winners to find out if the apple falls far from the tree...
Pippa Funnell asks World Horse Welfare chief executive Roly Owers to discuss his role and hopes for equine welfare
The winning formula
The future looks bright for Vicky Tuffs and Andrew Williams, as their business producing young event horses goes from strength to strength. Catherine Austen meets them
‘A step back to a more positive time'
Julie Templeton on how jockeys benefit from changes in the show ring
Irish hunting's linchpin
David Lalor has been a master since 1992 and is in his second term as IMFHA chairman. Liam Clancy talks to him about his life, and whether the sport is under threat in Ireland
The Cotley Harriers hunt secretary “steadies the ship” and is a dedicated supporter of the pack and all things hunting
The impressive black stallion wowed crowds at Olympia in 2019 and is set to be a contender for Britain’s Tokyo Olympic team this summer. Polly Bryan finds out more about him
‘Talent isn't enough'
Not everyone makes the jump from young riders to elite level. Eleanor Jones finds out just what it takes to step up to the highest echelons of the sport
Breeding against the odds
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world on its head. Alice Collins investigates how breeders have fared, and the impact Covid-19 has had on the market
Equine viral arteritis may be rare in the UK, but we cannot afford to be complacent, warns Karen Coumbe MRCVS
Jessica And Rebecca Ely
Alex Robinson meets two up-and-coming equestrians who are garnering attention in the show ring with their eye for detail and talent in the saddle
7 Principles Of Starting Young Horses
A sound foundation is essential for young horses, regardless of which discipline they follow. Alice Collins finds out how the Billy babies start out
They’re flashy and exuberant, but can Iberians really challenge the warmbloods in top-level dressage? Helen Triggs tracks down some top performers
The rise of the Iberians
We’ve seen Iberians excelling in international dressage with Spanish and Portuguese riders, but they are growing in popularity with amateurs in the UK, too. Tessa Waugh charts the growing interest
Reading between the lines
There are mixed emotions for Tessa Waugh as she ponders the best way to market a much-loved member of the family, while ensuring he goes to the most suitable home