News Editor at Horse and Hound
Eleanor joined Horse & Hound as news editor in March 2016, having spent eight and a half years working for local and national newspapers. During her time with H&H, Eleanor has attended numerous industry conferences and events, including the FEI sport forum, the British Equine Veterinary Association annual congress and the National Equine Forum, and has spoken at the NEF and the Saddle Research Trust conference. She has reported on all disciplines and aspects of the industry, from Brexit to anti-bullying campaigns and from dressage rules to dressage mules. She spent time travelling across Europe with World Horse Welfare to see first-hand the experience of horses being transported thousands of miles to slaughter, producing reports for print, online and in video format, and has also reported on showjumping events from national qualifiers to international grands prix, as well as the 2021 and 2023 Europeans and 2022 World Championships.
Eleanor has been riding since she was seven, and was given her first pony, a £300 Welsh section B mare, at the age of 12. She worked for dressage and showjumping riders, and now has two warmblood mares who she competes at British Showjumping events, although one mare is out of work having given birth to a beautiful filly in summer 2023. She has competed in dressage but since her mark sheets have contained phrases such as “unexpected manoeuvre between C and M” and “well sat”, tends to stick to the jumping.