• Spring is within the air, riders all over the place are dusting off their competitors gear and planning their diaries — and the Horse & Hound present information is on the cabinets.

    Today’s (24 February) version is our bumper annual must-read encyclopaedia of competitors, masking a 12 months through which, finally, issues must be getting again to a extra regular calendar.

    H&H editor-in-chief Sarah Jenkins stated: “The Horse & Hound present information is all the time certainly one of our largest problems with the 12 months, and alerts the beginning of the present season. It has lengthy been utilized by readers to assist plan their competitors seasons, and this 12 months we as soon as once more draw consideration to these reveals that basically shouldn’t be missed in 2022 – some will already be agency favourites, some new to think about.

    “It is fantastic to have a full calendar back this year, with events including Badminton and Burghley running for the first time since 2019, giving spectators so much to look forward to.”

    Other matters coated within the present information are find out how to put together within the week earlier than a contest – and what it is best to (and shouldn’t) say to riders simply earlier than they go into the ring.

    “In this issue we also look at the growing popularity of stay-away shows, and see how riders are getting the most out of the experience both for themselves and for their horses’ education,” stated Sarah.

    “And given the much-discussed matter of riders competing on the proper championship for his or her degree of expertise, we give attention to what the choices are for novice riders in several disciplines and with completely different ranges of expertise, and the way they will obtain their championship objectives in 2022. And we go behind the scenes at Tom McEwen’s Gatcombe base, to learn how the good rider and double Olympic medallist manages his string and will get one of the best out of every particular person.

    “We wish you a wonderful competition season, your best yet, and hope you revel in planning your goals as well as your calendar with this year’s H&H show guide.”

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