Happy New Year from everyone at Horse magazine. We hope 2014 was a good one and 2015 will be even better. 

In our latest issue we are thinking about new challenges for a new year. Our editor Jo has recently had a go at TREC and says she would definitely recommend it. If that is something you might like to try be sure to read our report on her first go at the sport.

Perhaps you would like to try a new discipline with your horse or go affiliated in your current one? We can explain what is involved and what the benefits are.

January can be a bit of an unpleasant month, the excitement of Christmas has passed and weather tends to be gloomy. Horse brings you 50 winter tips to get through the darkest month of the year. If you can't face another winter in knee-deep mud and freezing cold check out our list of five-star livery yards with excellent facilities. There may be one near you!