HPS Council has made the decision to postpone the Breed Show from its usual July date (second Sunday in July) to Sunday 22 August 2021. We are delighted that Anna Roberts of Strathallan Castle will allow us to use the wonderful grounds that day and further information will be provided as it is available. Should the situation with the pandemic change in the coming weeks, it may be necessary for this rearranged date to be reconsidered.
Having been nominated for the much-respected National Equine Forum’s Sir Colin Spedding Award, which highlights exceptional work in the equine world, we are thrilled that Alison Payne has been recognised and will receive a Highland Commended Award for her production ‘The Highland Pony 2020 Project’ book. Once Covid-19 struck, Alison recognised that many people confined to their homes felt trapped, isolated and frustrated and her mission was to alleviate this. She invited owners to prepare around 500 words and submit two photographs relating to one specific pony. She received 310 submissions and compiled these into a hard-backed book which highlights a huge range of 21st century Highland ponies from the…