‘It’s not easy to go out there and be yourself’: Carl Hester discusses his fears about social media and sport

Carl Hester with En Vogue
Carl Hester riding En Vogue at Carl Hester yard at Oakelbrook Mill near Malswick in Gloucestershire in the UK on the 3rd September 2020

With debates in the dressage world surrounding top hats and helmets just one equestrian topic that has been gaining a lot of traction online recently, Carl Hester is concerned that social media might be putting young riders off competing

H&H interview: Laura Collett — ‘I don’t want to be someone who used to win medals’ *H&H Plus*

Laura Collett had been knocking at the door of a huge win ever since her much-garlanded pony years, despite suffering a “horrific” fall that left her sight permanently damaged. Polly Bryan finds the 31-year-old still on “cloud nine” after her first five-star success as she talks about why Tokyo hopefully happening a year later than was originally planned could be a blessing in disguise for her.

Laura Collett had been knocking at the door of a huge win ever since her much-garlanded pony years. Polly Bryan finds her still on “cloud nine” after her first-ever five-star success

Meet Carl Hester’s team prospect, En Vogue *H&H Plus*

Polly Bryan talks to Carl Hester about his latest British team prospect, the talented 11-year-old En Vogue, who is “the most incredible showman” despite being a worrier under saddle

Carl Hester riding En Vogue at home.
Carl Hester riding En Vogue at Carl Hester yard at Oakelbrook Mill near Malswick in Gloucestershire in the UK on the 3rd September 2020

Polly Bryan talks to Carl Hester about his latest British team prospect, the talented 11-year-old En Vogue, who is “the most incredible showman” despite being a worrier under saddle

11 ways to make lockdown as productive as possible

Lockdown is back — beginning in England on 5 November. But this time, we’re ready for it. While it is beyond frustrating to put our lives back on hold for these four weeks, there are many jobs and activities that riders and horse owners can get stuck into, whether you are able to see your horse under lockdown restrictions or not. Make this your most productive lockdown period with our suggestions…

Lockdown tasks for horse owners

If you’re feeling frustrated about putting your life back on hold for four weeks, here are some suggestions for jobs and activities that you can get stuck into to make this time productive…

Take a look around Olympic dressage rider Spencer Wilton’s stunning new base – you might turn green with envy…

It’s always fun to drool over lust-worthy equestrian facilities, and Spencer Wilton’s new stable yard is sure to impress. The British Olympic dressage medallist and his husband Darren Hicks, moved their horses in over the summer to the stunning Cotswold Club Equestrian, near Naunton in Glos, which is a luxury equestrian facility founded by Charlotte […]

Meet Britain’s top talent headed to the dressage young horse World Championships  

Jezz Palmer rides King IV to novice gold freestyle victory at the Winter Dressage Championships 2020 - they have been selected for the FEI World Breeding Federation Dressage Championships for Young Horses

Six “exceptional” horses have been selected to represent Britain at the FEI World Breeding Federation Dressage Championships for Young Horses. These prestigious championships, originally scheduled for August, but postponed due to the pandemic, will take place at the iconic German venue of Verden on 9-13 December. Selection trials were held earlier this month at the […]