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Native horse breeds of Britain

Native horse breeds of Britain

Native horse breeds of Britain

Illustration of native horse breeds of Britain

Illustration of native horse breeds of Britain

How lovely to see an article in Country Life Magazine , 29th June 2016 covering all the Native Pony breeds in the UK.

Writer, Kate Green; “celebrates the wonderful local diversity of our native breeds.” She goes on to say; “For a small, island nation, we have a remarkable diversity of domestic animals and our lives, and the equine gene pool, are the richer for it. From Shires to Shetlands, Highlands to Hackneys…”

Mention is made in the Fell Pony section of the prolific show winner, Townend Schubert who was Mountain & Moorland Pony Champion at the Olympia Horse Show in 2015 and winner of the Fell & Dales Class at The Horse of the Year Show. There is also an illustration of HRH The Queen riding her Fell Pony, Carltonlima Emma. The Queen breeds Fell and Highland ponies and The Duke of Edinburgh has driven a team of 4 Fell Ponies for many years.

The full article can be seen at: http://www.countrylife.co.uk/country-pursuits/shetlands-shires-native-horse-breeds-britain-91125