Spring is in the air and this month's issue is all about planning an exciting year, from trips aways to setting goals with your horse. Check out our list of top equestrian events you will definitely want to get straight in the diary. Planning a trip away for a special occasion? Why not make it a riding trip. You will be spoilt for choice when you see our guide of dream destinations, from sheep herding in Iceland to exploring Wales on a sturdy pony- it's all there!

If a holiday isn't in the plans for this year you could set yourself some goals to achieve with your horse at home instead. If confidence issues are holding you back don't miss our tips from coach Charlotte Dennis. We also have plenty of exercises and tips help you become a more effective rider and make your horse more responsive. If one of your New Year's Resolutions was to buy a new horse make sure you read our feature on what you need to know before buying your perfect partner. There is also our vet corner, always full of useful information, this month we discuss the pros and cons of horses at different stages of their life and help you get worming under control.