In this issue
There really was something for everyone at this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show, which celebrated its 75th anniversary. The thrill of the Land Rover International Grand Prix with Boyd Exell claiming a ninth victory in the four-in-hand, the visual spectacle of the BDS Meet, Hackneys performing, immaculate entries in the Light Trade and Coaching Marathon. Our Health and Welfare article focuses on how to protect your horse, pony or donkey from summer sun and Sweet Itch. We visit Karen Scott-Barrett’s yard and discover how she first got into driving and her hopes for Team GB selection. Our focus on Ireland includes an historic feature on how an Italian businessman was responsible for their public transport system. Ross Ewing is a young driver to watch out for in Northern Ireland and for the first time an FEI 2* event is on the cards this summer. We have our regular report from Down Under, Last Word with Gary Docking and Emily Ham meets Honeybee, a pony with the competition buzz.
From the editor