We celebrate success both at home and abroad with reports and stunning images.
Here at home, we have a report from the Horse of the Year Show where Malcolm Salter took the well-deserved Harness Horse and Pony of the Year title with his Dutch Warmblood Koning and in the scurry Alison Osborne reclaimed her title Scurry Driver of the Year. Heavy rain didn’t dampen spirits or the competition in Italy. Amy Mundell looks back at the World Four in Hand Championships where Boyd Exell took the title for the sixth consecutive year and the Netherlands claimed team gold, she also previews an exciting season to come as drivers head indoors. Fiona Powell has put together an introduction to Indoor Carriage Driving UK rules – how to get to grips with the cones. In our Health and Welfare section, vet Marcus Bennett BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS, from Boehringer Ingelheim, looks at the causes, effects and how to prevent asthma in equines and H. Scott Gravlee, DVM, CNS, equine nutrition consultant at Life Data Labs, Inc shares seasonal advice and top tips for winter hoof care. In Coaching Chatter, Bob Elliott reports on filming at Fenix Carriages, a charity drive in the Cotswolds and coaching history in the West Country. Emily Ham talks to donkey owners who explain why these equines should be celebrated across all seasons. We have a guide to gifts for all the family – from humans to horses. Plus, all the latest information from across the driving disciplines from scurry and Hackneys to British Carriagedriving and the BDS.
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