In praise of Harry Cobden

2 December 2023 9:00 am

The fight over jockey saunas is heating up

26 August 2023 9:00 am

When the nine equine athletes involved in the seven-furlong contest for Newbury’s Saturday highlight, the Group Two BetVictor Hungerford Stakes,…

An extraordinary woman: The Art of Lucy Kemp-Welch, at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, reviewed

19 August 2023 9:00 am

In March 1913 two horse painters met at the Lyceum Club to discuss the establishment of a Society of Animal…

Her Majesty’s enduring love of dogs and horses

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Her Majesty’s love of dogs and horses

Everything’s burned to a crisp – and the horses are suffering

6 August 2022 9:00 am

Everything is well and truly burned to a crisp, and we are piling through hundreds of pounds of hay a…

The builder and I are done with Surrey

16 July 2022 9:00 am

As he grouted the last tile, five years after the bathroom was finished, I knew the game was up. ‘I…

Are the builder boyfriend and I falling apart?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

After the landowner told us to be out in three weeks, then admitted we had three months to move our…

The end of an era: after 20 years we must move our horses off the farm

28 August 2021 9:00 am

The letter arrived in a hand-addressed envelope, inside of which was a handwritten note. After everything we have been through,…

The ancient Greeks had no time for losers

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Every red-blooded Englishman has believed that exercise in the open air is the finest prophylactic against popery, adultery and the…

What’s a squashed dog between neighbours?

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Not long after he took on a smallholding for his cobs, the builder boyfriend found a couple walking through his…

Beware cars with National Trust stickers

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Always the National Trust sticker. It feels like every time a car parks across the gateway to my horses’ field…

If the office is ‘too dangerous’, why is everyone jetting off on holiday?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

The whole of Surrey and south-west London seem to have gone abroad on holiday so I’ve got my sanity back.…

Root out ragwort!

11 August 2018 9:00 am

A sea of bright yellow flowers in a sun- drenched meadow… what could be more idyllic? Sadly, all that glisters…

Why are men so obsessed with dieting?

30 June 2018 9:00 am

In this gloriously sunny week, the cavalry horses are off on their summer break to Bodney, Norfolk. They can be…

Rebuilding phase: shipping-container shopping in Christchurch

Aftershocks and polo ponies in Christchurch, New Zealand

12 March 2016 9:00 am

On my first night in Christchurch, I woke at 3.32 a.m. to what felt like an explosion. My bed was…

Dreaming of bringing your favourite pet back to life? Soon it could be reality

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The super-rich are already bringing beloved dogs and horses back to life. Soon the rest of us will be able to do it too

Paula Radcliffe is a victim of our hypocrisy and confusion about drugs and sport

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Do you want to see Paula Radcliffe’s blood? If so, you’re not alone. Radcliffe, three-time winner of the London Marathon…

Still from the documentary ‘Palio’: a medieval rite at once nonsensical and puerile, and yet profoundly alive and meaningful

Palio exposes the bribery and violence that lies at the heart of Siena’s lawless ritual

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Siena’s Palio is steeped in violence, bribery and corruption. But it matters to its people more than anything, says Jasper Rees