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Horse & Hound

Horse & Hound is the oldest equestrian magazine in the United Kingdom. It is a weekly magazine with the first edition published in 1884. It is also known by the nickname 'Nag & Dog'. The magazine contains horse industry news, reports from equestrian events, veterinary advice about caring for horses, and horses for sale. Fox hunting has always been an important topic for the magazine, as are the sports of eventing, dressage, show jumping, horse racing, showing, carriage driving and endurance riding. The magazine includes commentaries from top riders and trainers including event rider William Fox-Pitt, top eventing trainer Capt Mark Phillips, former top show jumper Graham Fletcher and dressage rider and trainer Pammy Hutton, among others. Its current and first female editor is Lucy Higginson, while photographer Trevor Meeks is one of the largest contributors.

Among the major annual equestrian events reported by Horse & Hound are Badminton Horse Trials, Burghley Horse Trials, The Horse of the Year Show and the London International Horse Show at Olympia.

The magazine is published by IPC Inspire (formerly Country & Leisure Media), who also own the sister magazines Eventing and HORSE. The latest copy reaches shops every Thursday, while press day is Monday. The magazine's headquarters are located in the Blue Fin Building (formerly Kings Reach Tower), in central London.

Horse & Hound online

Horse & Hound has a website at www.horseandhound.co.uk. It is updated daily with equestrian news and reports from horse events. The site includes a forum where horse enthusiasts can share their experiences with each other and ask for help with problems they are experiencing with their horses. The website also publishes microsites for major events and including biographies of successful riders including Zara Phillips. The site also has picture galleries of top riders such as Lucinda Green


Horse & Hound is most commonly known by the general public (outside the U.K.) after being shown, and mentioned, in the 1999 film Notting Hill, which starred Hugh Grant (whose character pretends to be from the magazine) and Julia Roberts.

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