The September Issue Is Here: Cian O’Connor on the Money, Horses and People that Show Jumping Needs

Fresh off his gold and bronze medals at the 2017 FEI European Championships, Cian O’Connor explains why the equation of fewer horses, more shows, and soaring costs just doesn’t add up. In this issue of Heels Down Magazine, the Irish Olympian explains what needs to be done to run the sport like a business.

It’s one year until game time – the FEI World Equestrian Games, that is. With the 2018 WEG in Tryon on the horizon, we chat with the coaches and potential riders about how they’re preparing, and the host venue gives us an update on the incredible facts and figures behind the production of this global championship.

It’s a hot-button topic for equestrian moms or moms-to-be: should you ride while pregnant? We ask doctors and chat with riders about the safety of riding a horse with a baby on board.

Why is everything in equestrian sport so complicated? Our newest columnist, British equestrian journalist Victoria Spicer, points out the impossible intricacies of our sport and wonders how any new fans could ever be drawn to follow such a complex jumble of rules, abbreviations, and jargon.

We’ve got the latest style, riding exercises and much more waiting for you in the September issue of Heels Down Magazine. Don’t forget, the first issue for new subscribers is FREE for 30 days!

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