In this issue
It’s championship fever across the board. This issue is packed with reports and stunning images from the Horse of the Year Show, British Carriage Driving National Championships, All-Ireland Championships, the FEI World Pony and Horse Pairs Championships, Scurry finals, the Hackney Horse Championships – and much, more.
In Coaching Chatter, Bob Elliott explains why coaching etiquette is so important and how to get it right in 2024. The festive season is time for donkeys to shine as they take part in Nativity plays and festive parades, we catch up with busy donkeys and their owners. Stephan Broeckx follows an ambitious project re-creating Napoleon Bonaparte’s historic journey from Amsterdam to Paris by coach and horses, with remarkable images as they drive along the Champs-Élysées and visit the Eiffel Tower. We have the first reports as the Indoor Driving season gets underway. Vet Harriet Deeming BVSc MRCVS looks at the challenges of taking care of horse’s hooves in winter.