April / May 2010 Issue
Chinese Eventer Alex Hua Tian
Alex Hua Tian shot to prominence in 2008 when he became the first ever Chinese Olympic rider after qualifying for the Beijing Olympics. The fever was intensified by the fact that the young Etonian, at 18-years old, would be the youngest ever Olympic eventer and had achieved a world ranking of 21. We profile this young man with a bright future ahead.
Dummies Guide To Dressage
Carl Hester continues his guide to Dressage looking at how to improve your sitting trot to ensure that you are 'sitting pretty'!
Training with Ellen Whitaker
In this edition of training with Ellen the international show jumper looks at overcoming confidence problems.
Ride To Win
In the first part of his series Matt Ryan, sponsored by Haygain Hay Steamers, talks about his passion to win, how he puts his ambition into practice and reveals how you can prepare for the new eventing season.
Turnout Dos and Don'ts
In this issue, Gill Thompson is here to offer advice on how to prepare your horse for a show so you have the best chance of impressing the judges.
Interview with Flt. Lt Juliette Fleming
Flt. Lt Juliette Fleming, 31, combines being a fast jet pilot and instructor, recently flying Tornadoes close to 600mph over the Afghanistan front line, with formidable Forces show jumping success. She talks to Anna Bruce.
Artist Lynne Moore
Lynne R Moore's latest work is inspiring everyone from art collectors to adventurists. Anna Bruce went to meet her on the opening night of her 'Wild Horizons' exhibition at Frost and Reed Gallery, London.
Sue Carson: A Passion for Saddles
The team at Sue Carson Saddles have more than 20 years experience in creating high quality bespoke saddles for all disciplines. Sue Porter talked to the driving force behind the brand, top dressage rider and trainer Sue Carson.
Interview with the Duke of Richmond
Senior Contributor, John Periam, recently paid a visit to Molecombe House on the beautiful Sussex Downs, for an exclusive interview with His Grace the Duke of Richmond.
Interview with Sam Truscott
Rachael Holdsworth interviews Sam Truscott, a talented rider with a penchant for side-saddle. However, when she's not competing, Sam is a valued member of staff at the East Surrey Hospital.
Interview with Eventer Ben Hobday
At just twenty-two, Ben Hobday is one of eventing's exciting up and coming riders and, having already claimed two European Championship medals, he is someone the eventing world will be watching with eager anticipation. Ben has an exciting team of horses and is eager to add some more big wins to his bow. Liz Daniels meets Ben to find out more.
26th St. Moritz Polo World Cup
Tony Ramirez reports on the 26th St. Moritz Polo World Cup on snow.
Arena Polo, Hickstead
England met Scotland at The All England Polo Club, Hickstead recently for the third Arena Polo Test Match. This was the only opportunity for UK-based polo fanatics to enjoy an exciting arena international on home turf.
Polo Networks: Polo In The Park
News of the groundbreaking Polo in the park event launched by Jodie Kidd.
Kentucky: Unbridled Spirit
With the World Equestrian Games to be held at Kentucky this autumn, there's never been a better time for horse lovers to cross the pond, says Anna Bruce.
All experienced riders, riding instructors, vets, chiropractors and, of course, saddle makers agree that bespoke or 'made-to-measure' saddles are best, simply because they are made to fit both horse and rider. Master Saddler, Jeremy Rudge, explains...
Fancy giving your four-legged friend a make-over for his summer foray into the paddock? If the answer is yes, then look no further for inspiration as we show you some of our favourite summer outfits.
Training For The 21st Century
Training founded upon physiology is increasing in popularity. Anna Bruce investigates two systems specifically formulated for the equestrian audience to be inspiring trainers of today.
A problem solved with Liz Daniels.
Fashionistas to Polistas with Karl Ude Martinez.
A Day With Arundel Equine Hospital
An Overland Endoscopy Examination with Rob van Pelt MRCVS and his support team. John Periam reports.
Head Collars On Trial
In this issue's tried and tested we look at various forms of head collars and halters.
From The Editor's Bookshelf
Editor Sue Porter raids her bookshelf in the hope of finding you a good book to read. Take a look at her recommendations below and 'trot-off' to your local bookstore and pick up the one that takes your fancy.
Feeding Mare and Foal
Feeding the mare and foal sounds easy, after all, native ponies living in our wild countryside manage quite happily on their own and fundamentally, it should be a straightforward affair. For the purpose of this article, we split the process up into three sections - the unborn foal; mare and newborn foal and weaning.
Equine Emergency Essentials with Laura Renwick
In the first part of our health care guide, leading first aid and wound care experts Robinson Animal Healthcare have teamed up with leading lady showjumper Laura Renwick, to explain the importance of some of the basic emergency essentials.
Combating Sweet Itch
Summer seasonal recurrent dermatitis (SSRD), more commonly referred to as sweet itch, is know to be one of the more difficult diseases to manage. Whilst many horse owners look forward to spring and summer, those with horses that suffer from sweet itch, often dread the first sign of a rubbed mane or tuft of tail attached to the closest itching post. Liz Daniels investigates...
The Alternative Way
A look at some 'alternative' products on the market.
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