Meet the ‘carthorse cob’ who became a hunter of a lifetime *H&H Plus*

Meet Caroline Bullen’s handsome “carthorse cob”, who proved to be impressively nimble and who “knows better than anyone”, as she shares the story behind her brilliant hunter to Octavia Pollock

Caroline Bullen and Hobnob

We all love it when a purchase turns out to be better than expected. “I wanted a carthorse cob, something sensible and safe to lead children from,” remembers Caroline Bullen, joint-master of the Staff College Drag Hunt. “Hobnob was advertised on HorseQuest as a five-year-old happy hacker, owned by a nice lady who hadn’t jumped […]

H&H interview: Yasmin Ingham — ‘I dropped to the floor and said, “How have I managed to get this lucky?”’ *H&H Plus*

Winning a senior championship class this autumn was a breakthrough moment for a rider who is still only 23. Pippa Roome talks to rising star event rider Yasmin Ingham about taking ferries to competitions and Paris 2024

Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir go clear inside the time on the cross-country to win the eight- and nine-year-old CCI4*-S at Burnham Market in September 2020.

An island, an invitation to coffee and a pony gold medal. What do these things have in common? It’s not a standard quiz question, but the answer is that all have been instrumental in building the career of promising event rider Yasmin Ingham. The 23-year-old holds the honour of having won the British championships at […]

Geoff Billington: These are desperate times *H&H Plus*

Geoff Billington reflects on the consequences of a second lockdown, “confusion and lack of transparency”, remembering a friend and why he thinks he should appear on a certain TV programme


This has been another really tough month for the equestrian industry as things have ground to a halt once again. Since the announcement came at the start of November that England was returning to lockdown, I have had to cancel all the clinics I had planned in the run-up to Christmas; at this time of […]

ICP Spotlight: Area X

For over 20 years the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) has been educating all levels of eventing instructors to confirm their knowledge base, both theoretical and practical, upon which they will continue to build throughout their teaching lifetime. The USEA is now shining the spotlight …