The ever-adorable Gio scores a personal best under Charlotte Dujardin, on an inspiring evening at the show’s new home
Happy Christmas, everyone
The festive season brings mixed feelings for Tessa Waugh, although the school nativity play proves a hit and Father Christmas makes an unexpected appearance in a local town
Sameh El Dahan
The former Egyptian showjumper has rocketed up the rankings since making the career move to Ireland, and is now in the running for future British teams having swapped nationalities. Jennifer Donald meets him
Cobwebs blown away to victory
A “buzzy” type cruises to victory, while one jockey breaks his duck on his 35th attempt
Showman proves fifth time's a charm
Forty finalists, four judges and one overall supreme title scored by a seasoned Welsh section C stallion conclude the M&M pony showing scene’s 2021 season
In the right hands
When used correctly, the double bridle is a useful tool which gives the rider a huge range of options to refine the rein aid. Leslie Bliss discovers how
‘I was the laid-back one'
Having seemingly hung up his horn for good, respected master of foxhounds Trevor Adams is lured back into hunt service, reveals Tessa Waugh
‘A paradise for foxhunters'
The hard-working Wexford hounds provide plenty of entertainment for a gutsy field – who don’t turn a hair at some very famous visitors
Stardust sprinkles her magic
“Olympia” is warmly welcomed into its new home, with the London show producing a dazzling showcase for young British talent – none more so than double grand prix victor Harry Charles
‘Old friend' Champ takes the Ascot crown
Nicky Henderson’s star recovers from an op to win the Long Walk Hurdle and patience pays offfor Richard Newland
A Christmas to remember
Christmas comes but once a year, and for some riders it’s an excuse to do something especially unforgettable. Eleanor Jones discovers some notable memories
Spreading Christmas cheer
With Christmas a time for giving, equestrians are making the most of their equines’ good natures to bring joy to their community, says Stephanie Bateman
‘Top pros, don't compete at novice'
Pammy Hutton discusses top riders at the lower levels and winter positivity
Use your leg
The leg aid is one of the most fundamental ways to communicate with your horse. Leslie Bliss finds out how to refine it to the ultimate level
Imagine if you could “design” the day’s hunting of your dreams… What hounds would be hunting, where would it be, who would you take with you?
Once upon a time...
H&H’s winter short-story competition conjured up a feast of winter tales for the judges, from the poignant to the magical. Here are this year’s two winners
The Paralympian tells Lucy Elder about her life post-Tokyo, involving wedding plans, riding with a music megastar and why inclusivity in her sport is the name of the game
H&H’s much-loved blogger gives us his thoughts on this festive time of year and feels baffled by humans’ New Year’s resolutions
Do they know it's Christmas time?
Festive onesies, carrot-filled stockings, or just another day in the life of an equine star... Alex Robinson asks connections of a handful of top horses exactly how they do Christmas
A star is found in Dakota
A Welsh section A colt from a small stud is crowned overall supreme ahead of a top-drawer field of future champions
Stopping the spread
Taking a horse’s temperature may feel like just one of the less glamorous aspects of horse care, but routine monitoring has a vital role to play in curbing disease, as Briony Reed finds
What price is a decent hunter?
The hunter market is sky-high and good ones are hunter? hard to find. Abi Butcher tries to discover why
Horse and rider osteopath
One of the longest-standing equine osteopaths in the country, Liz Launder also treats riders and is a keen breeder of Welsh ponies and sport horses
‘The right way forward for our sport'
Carl Hester feels confident that the future of dressage is in safe hands
‘She's exceptionally talented'
Holly Smith sings the praises of Billy Sarafina, who steps up for grand prix victory, and a barefoot mare impresses
‘A very positive vibe'
The Braes of Derwent is a hunt with a long history, an air of confidence and an inclusive atmosphere
WHAT'S NEW in the veterinary world?
The latest research examines factors contributing to stable vices, and whether thoroughbreds truly deserve their “flighty” reputation, as Peter Green reports
The grade B showjumper and “full on gentleman” who survived injury twice to field master for 14 seasons
Biddick bags a treble
One jockey enjoys success at his local track, while an in-form trainer follows suit with winners aplenty
Access all areas… Ben Maher
The reigning Olympic champion isn’t resting on his laurels – Martha Terry spends one of the rare days Ben Maher is in the country visiting his UK base