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 events.
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