Between 1900 and 1973 we lost 26 native breeds of livestock in this country, in addition to many varieties of poultry. Breeds with evocative names such as the Goonhilly ponies, Somerset Sheeted cattle, Lincolnshire Curly Coated pigs, and Limestone sheep, were all lost.
We now have available for sale from the office The Fell Pony Society History CD. This is a unique collection of cuttings and articles about Fell and Dales Ponies, founder members of the Fell Pony Society from 1913 onwards. Including many Traveling Stallion Cards,1919 Dispersal Sale Catalogue and many pages of interesting articles. See price & ordering information below.
System Requirements Windows 95 onwards PC CD ROM
The Fell Pony Society has made a DVD to aid the promotion of the breed. It features the Fell pony, at home amid breath taking scenery, on the fells in Cumbria, seeing them as they have been for hundreds of years, running on the ground that shaped the breed and made it what it is today, with interviews from some of the hill farmers that run the ponies on the fells, where they talk about the ponies and how they manage them on the open fells. The filming also follows the ponies performing in some of the spheres in which they excel and features the Fell Pony Stallion Show, the Breed Show, the Performance trials, Lowther driving trials and through to the ridden finals at Olympia. It shows the versatility of this wonderful breed and gives an insight into why it is so important for the breed to hold onto the remaining hill herds.
The DVD was filmed by Alan and Denise Tibbitts of DVX Productions with narration by Brian Blessed and together they have produced a film that will be of tremendous value to all with an interest in native ponies.
The DVD is available from the Fell Pony Society office at a cost of
"A Lifetime With Ponies"
Roy B. Charlton
The Answer to presents for anyone interested in the Fell Pony. Reprint of Roy Charlton's Book Lifetime with Ponies which is full of Fell history with useful tips on ponies and handling which is just as true today as it was then.
"The Spirit of the Fell Pony" by Fleur Hallam. Published by Halsgrove. This hardback book containing 64 pages of full colour photographs with captions celebrates these endearing and popular ponies through the superb photography of Fleur Hallam, captured in their native region.
Mountain & Moorland GP Saddle - for Mountain & Moorland ponies and Cobs, the flatter tree and 4 strap girthing combined with close contact flocked panel gives good stability on the rounder breeds. Can be used for hacking, Riding Club, Pony Club and showing. This up dated version has the stitch line down the knee pad to help the knee block break on the knee pad ( the original model is available on request) this saddle is made on three different trees to accommodate the fitting issues of different native breeds, the picture shows the widest model which has a lower pommel, recently added to the Native Pony range.