Tag Archives: New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society

New Forest: £5000 reward for finding ‘Hit & Run’ drivers

The Open Court sessions at the Verderers’ Court are a great way to learn about the Forest’s management and see one of its ancient institutions in action. Each month (except August and December) the public are welcome to attend and … Continue reading

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New Forest Boxing Day point-to-point 2015

My friends and followers will know that the New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point is one of the highlights of my commoning calendar. Long have I held ambitions to one day take part myself and be one of those triumphant pairs … Continue reading

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New Forest: stallion areas 2015

Each year stallions are released onto the Open Forest to run with the free-roaming mares to sire the next generation of New Forest pony. The stallions are carefully selected by the Verderer’s of the New Forest, the Commoners’ Defence Assocation and … Continue reading

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New Forest stallion inspection: choosing the next generation of pony sires

I recently attended the annual New Forest stallion inspection, held at the Beaulieu Road Sales Yard, where the next generation of pony sires were selected. It was an interesting process to witness and the colts and stallions that were presented … Continue reading

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New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2014

The New Forest point-to-point race meeting is one of the most anticipated events of my calendar. For me it represents so many of the things that make the Forest unique. It offers the experience and spectacle of living history and … Continue reading

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Stallions on the New Forest

There has been a lot of excitement on the New Forest recently due to the stallions being released onto the Open Forest. This is an annual event and, this year (2014), ten male ponies have been turned out to run … Continue reading

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New Forest Stallion Areas 2014

Each year stallions are released onto the Open Forest to run with the free-roaming mares and sire the next generation of New Forest pony. The stallions are carefully selected by the Verderer’s of the New Forest and the New Forest Pony Breeding … Continue reading

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New Forest: the costs and benefits of commoning

I’ve been doing a bit of sums recently and calculating the cost of being a commoner on the New Forest. I can tell you that it’s not cheap. After registering my mark, having my brand made, joining the New Forest … Continue reading

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