February / March 2011 Issue
HUNT FOR SUCCESS
We meet international event rider Nicola Wilson, fresh from her success at the World Equestrian Games and looking for further glory with her talented string of horses.
Charlotte Allan talks about her love of Western riding, fuelled by her move from Scotland to the United States – and now she's passing on her wisdom back home as a trainer and instructor.
DENTIST'S SON IN THE HOT SEAT
International show jumping rider Mark Armstrong talks about being part of Britain's Nations Cup team – and why he prefers to operate from a small yard.
IN A CLASS OF HER OWN
Sonia Wilkes on her path to becoming equine commercial and events manager at Hadlow College and what her job entails.
ROUND 'EM UP COWGIRL
Kate Matheson talks about her decision to swap life in the fast lane, working on a glossy women's magazine, for life as a rancher in Montana.
GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
The London International Horse Show, at Olympia.
ADRENALINE IN THE ARENA
Ahead of the Gaucho International Polo event, Anna Bruce enjoys taking part in a 'have-a-go' polo hour.
PERSONALITY IN A PICTURE
We take a peek at equine photographer Matthew Seed's portfolio.
STORM IN A D-CUP?
Underwear for in the saddle, on the yard and pleasure and leisure.
CAN YOU RESIST?
Putting waterproof clothing to the test.
SLIP SLIDIN' ALONG
Picture special on horses enjoying the snow.
Parelli's Celebration 2011 heads across the Atlantic.
AN EDUCATION ON THE ROAD
John Periam recalls his years working with James Herriot and other vets.
A WINNING DESTINATION
The Cheltenham Festival, local attractions and where to stay.
OFF THE BOOKSHELF
New horsy tomes for 2011.
Captured on camera – feral horses in Romania's Letea Forest nature reserve.
IN AND OUT OF THE SADDLE
Events, days out and fun things to do.
SOUND TIPS FOR FAB FEET
How to look after your horse's hooves.
ARE YOU UP TO STANDARD?
Ensure you have the safest body protectors and riding hats.
FAIL TO PLAN, PLAN TO FAIL
The importance of worm control programmes.
CARE TO BARE?
The case for barefoot hoofcare.
The lowdown on winter rugs.
WHAT IS A FEED BALANCER?
Taking the confusion out of feeding.
COVER ON A BUDGET
Readers' insurance queries answered.
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