Vanessa Britton is a well-known journalist, researcher and photographer. She is the author of several equestrian books and has written for many different magazines and newspapers on a variety of subjects but now concentrates on equestrian articles. She began her career as a head girl then progressed to yard manager and has competed very successfully at all levels, enjoying the disciplines of eventing, showing, show-jumping and driving. In 1984 the author and her husband set up a stud producing show and even horses. Vanessa Britton is currently the editor of Equestrian News U.K. and has recently had the first of her pony video series for children released.