Horse & Hound

magazine Dec 24 2020 · Horse & Hound

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Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Every week Horse & Hound brings horse lovers up-to-date with the latest news and event reports and provides expert equestrian advice on subjects including training and horse care, the latest equine products and feed. The weekly features inform and entertain inspiring readers to go out and ride to improve their horsemanship in every discipline from eventing to show jumping, dressage to showing, polo and hunting. It is also the must read for anyone wanting to buy or sell a horse.

Always remembered

Farewell to a horse who changed global dressage • Superstar stallion Totilas is mourned across the world after his death aged 20 owing to a bout of colic

No competitions in tier four under new restrictions

Report highlights the dire need of horses and ponies • Charities have joined forces to make recommendations on how “Britain’s horse problem” could start to be resolved


Horse sale market strong despite pandemic year • Increased numbers of people appear to have been buying, at higher prices than previously, this coronavirus year


A post-Covid world may give fresh opportunities for sector • Equestrian businesses could benefit from an increase in interest as a result of restrictions


‘Bonkers’ debates over trail-hunting land • Councils have been debating banning legal activity on land not used for it



Green choices become a ‘necessity’ for riders • More companies are taking further action to reduce their impact on the environment, in a range of different ways

And finally... a miracle




‘We must identify true raw talent’ • Pammy Hutton on making goals for 2021 that are not dependent on shows

Jessica Burke • How did a Galway maths teacher become the hottest new name on the international showjumping circuit? Jennifer Donald finds out

Travelling showman • David Sanger on having two fingers bitten off by a stallion and choosing to be skint but “rich in other ways”

Natasha Baker • The Paralympic gold medallist on keeping an open mind, the value of TRT training and which grand prix horse would be perfect for para dressage

Saved by the squeeze • For foals who fail to wake fully at birth, an innovative veterinary technique could be the answer. Kelly Harrison-Tait MRCVS explains

The gift of life • After the diagnosis of dummy foal syndrome, these foals are bouncing into the new year…

A gift horse... • Many children dream of unwrapping a pony at Christmas time – even if they’re in for a rocky ride. Eleanor Jones meets the lucky few whose wishes came true

Christmas dreams vs long-term reality

Quiz time • Are you a dab hand at the horsey questions in pub quizzes? Grab a hot drink and a mince pie, and settle down to these equestrian-themed puzzles

A decade of Olympia supremes • With no Olympia this year, Alex Robinson finds out what the past 10 M&M supreme champions have been up to

Christmas magic • Boxing Day may be hunting’s most visible day of the season, but there’s something magical about hunting on Christmas Eve – even if things don’t go to plan, says Frank Houghton Brown

Mike Felton • One of the country’s most experienced masters, Mike Felton is an integral part of the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale. Tessa Waugh meets him

‘A huntsman and a gentleman’ • Robert McCarthy reflects on the 10th Duke of Northumberland’s legacy

Disckoboy does the double • The grand prix produces an end-of-season test for the 21 contenders as Olli Fletcher dominates the top classes

King takes alternative crown • Jezz Palmer reroutes...

Horse & Hound