Country Life 1 September 2021

Country Life 1 September 2021 looks at horses, blackberries and meets Jeremy Clarkson.

HORSES: For centuries, we have relied on our trusty steeds. John Lewis-Stempel delves into equine lives.

EVENTING: Kate Green looks forward to the return of live three-day eventing  .

BLACKBERRIES: Amid the thorns is sustenance for man and beast alike. Vicky Liddell untangles the bramble..

FREUD: Martin Gayford examines the energetic life of Lucian Freud  .

SCHOOLS: The future of exams, eight top public schools, learning down on the farm and the girls taking on the boys on pitch and field       .

Recommended videos for you

LONDON LIFE: The secrets of Chelsea, rooftop gardens and Martha, Lady Sitwell  .

MY FAVOURITE PAINTING: Leonie Benesch’s choice: a powerful self-portrait of a very modern girl  .

DARTMOOR: Fiona Reynolds explores Dartmoor .

JEREMY CLARKSON: Paula Lester meets farming’s new cheerleader, Jeremy Clarkson .

VERSAILLES: The splendid Palace of Versailles drew English visitors despite the wars, reveals Philip Mansel  .

INTERIORS: The most covetable bathrooms.

ARCHITECTURE: Stephen Anderton visits the revived Arts-and-Crafts garden of Wyndcliffe Court, Monmouthshire.

GARDENS: Why we should all be growing plectranthus.