HRH The Prince of Wales President of the Hackney Horse Society

HRH The Prince of Wales President of the Hackney Horse Society

The Hackney Horse Society is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has graciously agreed to take on the role of President of the Hackney Horse Society for 2013 and 2014.  As Patron of the Rare Breed Survival Trust His Royal Highnesss has already taken a keen and passionate interest in the rare breeds of Great Britain.  We are very honoured that he has recognised within that list the plight of the Hackney, both horse and pony, now critically endangered.  

Over the years, the Hackney has played an important and valuable role in the history of the 'horse' in Great Britain and indeed in the evolution of the warmblood and harness horse worldwide.  Despite being now small in number, the pure bred Hackney is still dominant in the show ring and the Society is determined to reverse the decline in their fortunes and get the breed back on a firmer footing.

His Royal Highness is a keen advocate for rare British breeds and well aware of their special qualities, diversity and history, all of which we are in danger of losing.

The Hackney Horse Society feels privileged and extremely fortunate to have the support of His Royal Highness to promote the breeding of our wonderful Hackney horse and pony