Rachel Dyke Junior Staff Writer
Joined Horse & Rider in 2016
Started riding age 5
Born and raised in the Essex countryside, Rachel got her first pony, Willow, for her sixth birthday. It soon turned into a family affair, when a horse, confusingly called Rabbit, also joined the family for her previously non-horsey mum. After achieving a joint honours degree in English Literature and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University (and writing a pony novel for her dissertation!), Rachel completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Applied Equine Science at Writtle College and worked for Dengie for two years, before finally getting the longed-for editorial job at Horse&Rider. A now elderly Rabbit is still part of the family, along with three-year-old Haflinger Amalie, who Rachel has recently backed herself after owning her for a year. When Rachel isn’t detangling Amalie’s Barbie-blonde tresses, they’re out exploring new hacking routes.