Puppet Horse Mask

This comes form Mali and is from the Dogon people. It is for dancing. It forms the head of the puppet and has a wonderful mouth which opens and shuts. These puppets are used for their dances and ceremonies. The Malian people are famous for their music and their puppets which inspired the makers of

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7 Days in Iran

Iran is not particularly synonymous with horse riding holidays. It is well-known for ancient ruins like Persepolis and famous for the Shiraz grape, the cities of Isfahan, Susa, Azerbaijan and Tehran, along with the black drapes of the chadar and Caspian sea sturgeon. Carpets spring to mind too, wonderful silk ones with patterns of intricately

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Jockey: Fred Lane

The finest feat of Fred Lane’s long career in the saddle was put up when he won the 1932 Derby on April the Fifth, owned and trained by the actor and film-star Mr. T Walls. This consistently successful jockey was riding winners on the Continent during 1914, and at the outbreak of the Great War

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Jockey: E. C. Elliott

Charlie Elliott scored a popular win for M. M. Boussac in the valuable Middle Park Stakes, Newmarket, 1935 on his colt  Abjer. For several seasons Elliott rode most of the winners turned out by J. L. Jarvis, to whom he was apprenticed, and in 1923 he dead-heated with Steve Donoghue (see No. 27 in this

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Jockey: B Carslake

Starting favourite in the 1934 Oaks, Light Brocade, owned by Lord Durham, won comfortably in the hands of “Brownie” Carslake. He is one of the finest jockeys Australia has given us, and although now in the veteran stage, can always be relied upon to get the best out of his mounts. He rode three brilliant races

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