From Olympic ambitions to riding in a taekwondo suit — 9 things you may not know about dressage star Juan Matute Guimón

Juan Matute Guimón is aiming for the Tokyo Olympics

Top Spanish dressage rider Juan Matute Guimón has had more to battle against in 2020 than most, having suffered a brain bleed earlier this year and spending 25 days in a coma. Since leaving hospital at the start of July, the 22-year-old has made astonishing progress and is fully focused on his goal of being selected to ride for Spain at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021

‘I was torn between riding for Australia or Britain’: Gareth Hughes on his unusual route into international dressage

He’s one of the most familiar names on the British dressage circuit, and a major contender for the Tokyo Olympics, but did you know that Gareth Hughes very nearly ended up riding for Australia, instead of Britain? On episode 16 of the Horse & Hound Podcast, dressage editor Polly Bryan chats to Gareth about his unlikely journey to the top of the dressage world

Britain’s Gareth Hughes and Classic Briolinca at the 2019 Longines European Dressage Championships in Rotterdam

He’s one of the most familiar names on the British dressage circuit, and a major contender for the Tokyo Olympics, but did you know that Gareth Hughes very nearly ended up riding for Australia, instead of Britain? On episode 16 of the Horse & Hound Podcast, dressage editor Polly Bryan chats to Gareth about his unlikely journey to the top of the dressage world

H&H interview: Dressage rider Juan Matute Guimón *H&H Plus*

The grand prix dressage rider talks to Polly Bryan about surviving a brain bleed this year, and why he is feeling more ambitious than ever

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The grand prix dressage rider talks to Polly Bryan about surviving a brain bleed this year, and why he is feeling more ambitious than ever

8 apps no busy rider should ever be without

Technology in the form of mobile apps has become a major part of our lives. Whether you enjoy a relaxing hack at the weekends, or are busy out competing frequently, there are numerous apps for horse riders available to help you organise your equestrian life. Here, in no particular order, are some of our current favourites…

Apps for horse riders to help you make the most of your horse time

Whether you’re a happy hacker or out competing every weekend, these apps will help you make the most of your horsey life

Tears, innovative prize-givings and a winner named Corona: H&H’s dressage editor reflects on a heartwarming championship

H&H’s dressage editor Polly Bryan emerges blinking from lockdown to find the rescheduled NAF Five Star Winter Championships at Hartpury are as wonderful as ever

Blazing sunshine at the "Winter" Dressage Championships hartpury 2020

On my way from London to Hartpury for the Winter Dressage Championships, the only strange thing was how un-strange it seemed. In some sort of bizarre, parallel universe, it felt as though it was suddenly April again, that the past five pandemic-themed months just hadn’t happened. Except for the fact that all the trees were […]