Top rider urges ‘treat yourself as an athlete’ after low blood sugar may have contributed to fall *H&H Plus*

Eventer Imogen Murray believes low blood sugar may have been a factor in a cross-country fall in which she suffered concussion. H&H speaks to Imogen and a nutrition expert to find out how we should be fuelling ourselves for competition

Imogen Murray riding IVAR GOODEN during the cross country phase of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in the grounds of Burghley House near Stamford in Lincolnshire in the UK between 29th August and 2nd September 2018

A FIVE-STAR eventer who suffered concussion in an innocuous fall is encouraging riders to treat themselves as athletes and take nutrition seriously. Imogen Murray, who has top-10 finishes at Badminton and Burghley, strongly suspects a lack of rider fuel was a “contributing factor” to her fall from Strandhill Boy in a novice section at Little […]

A ‘clear way forward’ to recognise grooms in horse sport *H&H Plus*

During the 2021 FEI Sports Forum, federation president Ingmare de Vos said recognition for grooms is long overdue, but now there is a clear way forward. H&H finds out what this will mean

THE FEI has admitted its “huge oversight” in the lack of recognition for grooms, as it moves to formally recognise and support the backbone of the global equestrian industry. H&H has reported the FEI’s aim to formally recognise grooms along with the formation of the independent International Grooms Association (IGA). But the plans have moved […]