THE NEW FOREST PONY - OUR HISTORY - OUR HERITAGE
This film covers two
thousand years in the history of the New Forest Pony.
Step back in time as you
follow this native breed from its early existence
in the New Forest during the
times of the Romans.
Learn about the Kings of England and their interest in
this land and its ponies.
The film also talks about the Commoners, the Point-to-Point
and the two World Wars.
The Burley Show, the New Forest Pony Stud Book, are
all referred to in this intriguing film.
Glorious footage of the New Forest
portrays the life of the pony throughout the year.
Watch the Commoners and Agisters
in action as the ponies are rounded-up for the annual drift.
Visit the sales
at Beaulieu. Hear about the New Forest Pony Enthusiasts Club, drop in at the
shows, see sections from the Stallion Musical ride, Stallion Parades and other
Hear about the New Forest Pony overseas.
One breeder sums up the The New Forest Pony: With all the pleasures of
owning Foresters over the years, I can truly say that they do make the best
all-round family pony. Bred correctly, with plenty of bone, good hocks and feet.
In the right hands they will do anything that is asked of them. Everything from
leading rein through to dressage and jumping, providing pleasure and friendship
for people of all ages and sizes.
The last word from Dionis Macnair The history of the New Forest Pony has
spanned over ten centuries. Long may this versatile breed continue to flourish.
- Running time: approx 55
mins. Price: £14.00 UK + £1.75 p+p.
- © PATRICK KEMPE 2003