Show Circuit Magazine is packed with informative articles for riders and horse owners. Our magazine is aimed at the dedicated equestrian, providing valuable training and inspiration for all disciplines. We produce an exciting mix of features, photo essays and regular columns, with a stylish and modern design.
What a roller coaster ride 2020 has been so far, and we have had many questions swimming around in our heads, like how do we publish a magazine about horse shows and riders when the winter season was primarily missed?
We sat out our June/July issue as a result, because we did not want to compromise our standards, or pressure our advertisers to commit to the contracts when we were unsure how the distribution would look. We see them as our partners, and their financial success is just as important to us as our own.
While we have managed to get photographers out around the country with the new levels introduced, we struggled with our interesting feature on Eloise Stevenson and Artisan horses. As luck would have it, we discovered the very talented photographers; Sophia Bayly as a new contributor to Show Circuit.
I would also like to welcome the very talented Denise Flay to our team of photographers. What a find! After returning home from Australia, we are lucky to have her beautiful photos grace our pages. Check out Mandy Littlejohn’s article to see her work.
For me personally, I have loved many aspects of lockdown (apart from missing my cuddles with my new grandson). It pushed me into rethinking the design of the magazine and tweaking it. I am never really happy (OCD to the max!), and you will see a continuation of changes as we roll out the next two issues. I genuinely hope you like what we have done so far.
Despite the challenges, we are proud of this latest issue and are sure you’ll find some great reads between the pages.
Young Cambridge show jumper Libby James shares her experiences working for top show jumper McLain Ward, a fantastic opportunity for any rider.
We also profile Canterbury sisters Courtney, Sophie and Jessica Townsend, and discover how their shared love of horses and sisterly bond helps them to succeed in the ring.
Showing rider Amanda Barlow talks about her passion for producing novice show ponies and successful season on her hack, Hot Diggity.
The name Noble is well known in dressage circles. Bill Noble and his daughter, Anya, have an undeniable love of dressage and it shows in their delightful interview with Caitlin Benzie.
Show jumper Dani Maurer shares her top feeding tips, to help keep horses in a routine and on top of their game, both at home and away at shows.
In the training section, we cover schooling solutions for show jumping with Jacque McKinley and rider Kylee McCambridge, and you can read about how to train like dressage superstar Charlotte Dujardin.
And gain a fascinating insight into the highs and lows of life as a veterinarian in our Q&A with Alex Leander.
Who knows what the coming season will bring? Things are very much up in the air, but we continue to strive to bring you the best of our sport across the disciplines and to inspire you to train and enjoy your equine friends, competition or not.