Horse & Hound reveals bumper Rio Olympic preview special issue


Horse & Hound’s Olympic preview special issue goes on sale tomorrow (28 July).

This bumper 148-page magazine is your essential guide to making the most of all the equestrian action in Rio over the next month.

The preview includes:

> Special collector’s cover

> Detailed profiles of all the British and Irish contenders

> Medal predictions from H&H’s expert eventing, dressage and showjumping editors

> Foreign challengers and teams to watch out for

> Full timetable, with Brazilian and British times

> TV times

> How to follow with H&H

> Advice from experienced Olympians to those making their debuts

> Age and the athlete: why riders go on longer

> Interview with British dressage team lynchpin Carl Hester

> Vet clinic: how the horses fly to Rio

> Horse hero: Kitty King’s British eventing team horse Ceylor LAN

> Best of my fun: Dutch event rider Tim Lips

> How I won my medals: two-time Olympian Pippa Funnell

> My Olympic horse: London team gold medallist Peter Charles on Vindicat W

The magazine features a special collector’s cover, which readers can unfold to reveal its full glory.

“Our team has been working on the concept for this cover for months and I absolutely love it,” said H&H magazine editor Pippa Roome.

“It’s very different to our usual H&H covers because we wanted to make this feel like a real occasion. But the fact it features the most popular British horse and rider stars means it also taps into everything our readers know and love — and expect to receive from H&H so they can make the most of the exciting month ahead.”

H&H is sending two journalists and a photographer to Rio for the whole Games so that we can provide the best possible coverage, both on our website and in the magazine.

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Don’t miss any of H&H’s Olympic issues:

> 28 July: Olympic preview

> 4 August: Olympic pull-out form guide — including every rider and horse at the Games, plus scorecards to fill in

> 12 August (H&H is published on Friday this week to allow us to report the full Olympic eventing, which finishes on Tuesday, 9 August): Olympic eventing report

> 18 August: Olympic dressage report

> 25 August: Olympic showjumping report

> 1 September: Olympic commemorative issue

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