Dales Pony Society celebrate centenary on Pennine Bridleway

24th June 2016

The Dales Pony Society is celebrating its centenary in 2016, and as part of the celebrations a group of riders are attempting to cover the entire Pennine Bridleway as a relay. The ride is already well underway after the launch at Middleton Top on the 5th June.

The Dales pony is one of the United Kingdom's native mountain and moorland pony breeds. The breed is known for its strength, hardiness, stamina, courage, intelligence, and good disposition. The history of the modern Dales pony is strongly linked to the history of lead mining in the Dales area of England, from the Derbyshire peaks to the Scottish borders. It was originally a working pony descended from a number of breeds.

We wish all the ponies and their riders the best of luck and look forward to hearing about their journey!

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