New Fergus Book

A rollicking comic treasury, starring the world’s most famous cartoon horse. He has hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook and a surging presence on Instagram. Each day, he and his diverse group of friends share their mishaps, their successes, and their innermost thoughts with the world. He is seemingly ageless, looking even better now

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1913 Derby

Written by Caroline Baldock, July 2020 This years Derby will be different, no crowds, no drunken punters, no cars, buses, gypsies, no top hats and fancy hats, no champagne, well I hope there is some champagne, no Queen, no Royal Box. How strange. But there will be a race, behind closed doors, which is a

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A Tale of Two Racing Towns: An Exhibition

A Tale of Two Racing Towns is an exhibition that celebrates the relationship between two racing towns that happen to be twinned. Betty Emery, a local character and racehorse work rider and supporter of all racing events achieved the twinning. The exhibition explores a patchwork of the life of the two towns from the earliest

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In the Shaking of the Dew: An Exhibition

Epsom Downs and the Thoroughbred Poems and photographs by Caroline Baldock When: August 21st to September 1st 2018 Where: At Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF Caroline Baldock was one of the first women to be granted a professional jockey’s license. In 1974 she worked for Anne Finch and Louie Dingwall and then

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Fergus and the Night Before Christmas Book

Fergus, the world’s most popular cartoon horse, shares an epic holiday adventure inspired by the classic tale ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. With colorful, light-hearted comedy on every page, Fergus and his motley group of equine teammates bravely take to the skies to give St. Nick the sleigh ride of his life. Can Santa manage

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Plate of French horse shoes 19th century

These plates were found in books on practical farriery. This one plate was found by Norman Comben and this is a copy. It shows the wide range of different shoes for a variety of lameness and other problems. Nothing much has changed, they show hock support shoes, and pedal bone rotation shoes, with a variety

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Lawn Boot

The Lawn boots were made of leather and used when the horses pulled the lawn mowers. Of course indents caused by the iron shoes would have ruined the lawn and so these boots were available to put on the ponies feet and protect the lawn. There is an example of a horse drawn own mower

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Tibetan Crupper

This Crupper was on the Tibetan saddle to be found under ‘Saddles’. It is beautifully inlaid with brass and the plates have then been attached to the leather. The decoration suggests that they too were made in China and imported and fixed onto the leather in Tibet. There is considerable wear on the leather which

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