The Hackney Horse Society was formed in 1883 with the joint aims of publishing a Stud Book: improving the breed and promoting the breeding of Hackney Horses & Ponies; and to hold shows of such Hackneys and Ponies.
The most exciting week of the year for Hackney enthusiasts is the Hackney Horse Society's own National Show held at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, Sussex, during the first week of June. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the breed would do well to visit this show for here is seen the best of the breed from all over the United Kingdom competing both in hand and in harness.
Don't miss it - then stay on for the harness classes on the final day of the show where Hackneys of all sorts from Novices to Champions, are driven to Show Wagons, or to Gigs singly or in pairs or tandems.
There is no finer place for anyone wishing to see Hackneys in action to visit. The Hackney Horse Society tent is sited on the edge of the ring and visitors will be warmly welcomed and provided with information about the Society, the breed, and its activities, as well as being able to purchase excellent mementos.
The Northern Hackney Horse Society is closely affiliated with the Hackney Horse Society and organises the Northern Hackney Show annually.
MEMBERS: Receive reduced rates of entry for eligible animals in both the Stud Book and National Breed Show.
Receive free admission for the National Show. Receive a free copy of the annual Year Book and Newsletters during the year.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP:
Life Membership (up to 25 years and over 60 years - different age scales).
Annual Membership Single or Double (renewable each January 1).
(Membership is open to owners, breeders and anyone interested in this elegant and outstanding breed).
NOTE: Anyone wishing to sponsor a class at the National Show or any of the local UK shows should contact the Secretary of the Hackney Horse Society.
ALL ENQUIRIES TO: Secretary, Hackney Horse Society, Clump Cottage, Chitterne, Warminster Wiltshire BA12 OLL Telephone: +44 (0) 1985 850906 Fax: +44 (0) 1985 850317
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Updated: October 2005.