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Name of breed: Kerry Bog Pony Country of origin: Ireland Breed origin: As its name suggests, the Kerry Bog Pony originated in Kerry, a county in the southwest of Ireland. DNA testing has revealed that it shares ancient roots with breeds from northern Europe such as the Icelandic horse and Shetland pony. This is hardly […]

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A little over a week ago, the world witnessed the spectacle of His Royal Highness Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle’s wedding. And while the wedding was just beautiful, to myself and no doubt all the other horse-mad people out there, the carriage procession through Windsor afterwards with the stunning horses and their shiny […]

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Name of breed: Alter Real Country of origin: Portugal Breed origin: In Portugal, there was a royal stud in Alentjo that supplied horses to the classical riding academy for the Royals to use. In 1756, the stud breeding was moved to Alter and 300 Andalusian mares from Spain were introduced into the line. In the […]

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Come meet the amazing horse guiding duo known as Jess Mullins and Bijmin Swart! You may have bumped into them or had the pleasure of riding with them on board the Glenorchy Back Country Ride or the Howqua River Ride. This awesome pair has a love for horses and is taking on the trek of […]

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Tent pegging is a high adrenaline sport that many people around the world participate in. The game originated from a military exercise of ancient origins and is one of the few equestrian sports that is recognised by the FEI. Tentpegging is a mounted game where people gallop at a series of ground targets holding a […]

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Name of breed: Estonian Horse Country of origin: Estonia Breed origin: The Estonian Horse is from the small country of Estonia on the shores of the Baltic Sea, south of Finland. The breed was once known as the Klepper with records that date back many years; the breed was mentioned as far back as the […]

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The Badminton Horse Trials is held annually in the first week of May and showcases the elite eventers of the equestrian world! It is one of the toughest events in the eventing calendar and sees plenty of thrills, spills and amazing horse feats and displays of horsemanship. This year the winner was Jonelle Price riding ‘Classic […]

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Name of breed: Comtois Country of origin: France Breed origin: The Comtois breed originates from the mountainous region of France adjacent to Burgundy. This is a seriously old horse breed and supposedly descended from horses brought by the Burgundians to France from northern Germany during the 4th century. The breed was bred with others as […]

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The Philippaerts are a Belgium family who has horse riding and show jumping in their blood! Ludo Philippaerts was a showjumping wizard and his wife Veronique was a master in the dressage arena before they had their four sons (Olivier, Nicola, Thibault and Anthony) to carry on their name in the equestrian world. Their passion […]

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Name of breed: American Miniature Horse Country of origin: United States Breed origin: The American Miniature horse was first imported into America in 1888 and is thought to be from a cross of different mine horses from England and the Netherlands. It is thought that the miniature horse also drew its small size from the […]

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