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Name of breed: Rocky Mountain Horse Country of origin: USA Breed origin: Despite its name, the Rocky Mountain Horse didn’t develop in the Rocky Mountains, but in the state of Kentucky in the Appalachian Mountains. A single foundation stallion brought to the area as a colt is the sire of the Rocky Mountain Horse breed. […]

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Name of breed: Spotted Saddle Horse Country of origin: United States of America Breed origin: The Spotted Saddle Horse developed in Tennessee, when Tennessee Walking Horses and Missouri Fox Trotters were crossed with pinto ponies of Spanish ancestry. Eventually, these were crossed with larger American breeds such as the Standardbred and Morgan to increase their […]

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It’s what Wimbledon is to tennis, and what Wembley is to football. I guess you could say Aachen is the equestrian sport’s World Cup. Apart from the Olympics, for the equestrian world, CHIO Aachen is what everyone works towards. Every year across ten days in July, the World Equestrian Festival is held in the beautiful […]

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Name of breed: Gotland Pony or Gotland Russ Country of origin: Sweden Breed origin: The Gotland Pony or Gotland Russ as it’s also known, is the most common breed of pony in Sweden. They are claimed to descend from the Tarpan breed that lived on the small island of Gotland that was on the South-Eastern […]

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Globetrotters Laura and Meredith White have completed a few rides with us, but when they went to Japan and road with Tanaka san, I think it’s safe to say they had the time of their lives! Laura couldn’t stop gushing about the whole adventure from start to finish, so we thought, why not share her […]

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Name of breed: Marwari Horse Country of origin: India, most notably the Marwar region Breed origin: A rare breed of horse from the Marwar region of India, the Marwari Horse is descended from native Indian ponies that were crossed with Arabian horses, and possibly with some Mongol pony influence. The traditional rulers of the Marwar […]

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So you’ve booked your bucket list riding safari in the Okavango Delta, Botswana – WOO HOO, sorry I’m shouting but I seriously can’t contain my excitement for you. It will be the highlight of your riding career, the ride you’ll remember for the rest of your life, the memories made will have you smiling even […]

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There is often a price paid for greatness, and those who were in racing filly Ruffian’s camp might understand that better than most. There are so many accounts throughout history of horses overcoming great odds to emerge victorious, but Ruffian’s tale is a little different. No other horse so perfectly encapsulates the triumph and tragedy […]

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Name of breed: Oldenburg (also known as Oldenburger) Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: The Oldenburg is a type of warmblood which can be traced back to the 17th century in the German provinces of Oldenburg and East Friesland. Their initial development as a coach horse was, in a fairly large way, due to the […]

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