In this issue we head to Exloo in the Netherlands for two FEI finals - the World Para Championships for Singles and the European Four-in-Hand. Staying in Europe, we follow the Route de Lorraine.

Susan Dunne talks to wheelwright Rodney Greenwood about realising a dream to build a horse-drawn omnibus. The RDA National Championships saw 15 driving groups shine as they enjoyed the finals in wind and rain. We have reports from the Donkey Breed Society National Championships; The Cricklands Festival of Carriage Driving combined a week of top-class training with the Certius Short Format National Carriagedriving Championships, including an international competition between drivers in the UK and Australia. In Coaching Chatter, Bob Elliott reflects on the history of a traditional meet and why Woburn provides a perfect alternative. We have seasonal advice from the British Horse Society on how to prevent acorn poisoning and Carriagehouse Insurance look at getting the right cover for grooms and backsteppers.