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Tally Ho
Putnam, 1930, illus Lionel Edwards

Tally Ho is an Irish hunter, and the story follows him from a colt running wild with the
herd on the hills, and ends with the old, broken winded hunter returning to freedom on
the hills after an eventful life of hunting, racing and hacking.

The Midnight Steeplechase
Methuen, 1932, illus Gilbert Holiday

This is about the daily life of a group of children and their ponies living in the country. They hold a
gymkhana, hunt, and have a gallop across country by moonlight, which is repeated 10 years later.

Three White Stockings
Putnam, 1933, illus Gilbert Holiday

Three White Stockings was based on a true story, and everything from the time Chum leaves the
remount depot is true. He was a great jumper, once taking off from the bed of a stream over a three

foot bar with a strand of barbed wire another foot above it; and he barely scratched himself. He
becomes a point to pointer, but doesn’t always win.

The Echoing Horn
Putnam, 1939, illus Lionel Edwards
“The origins of Echoing Horn is suggested by the verses which are printed at the front of the book.
They were written immediately after the crisis of September 1938. That crisis passed, as other
crises have passed before, but in that mood the author wrote the narrative which follows....Each of
its five chapters contains one of those never-to-be-forgotten experiences that are told when
sportsmen get together, or are re-lived in memory when sporting days are over....successes and
failures in the hunting field, and on turf and moor. In another sense, too, this is a book of echoes for,
from year to year, conditions are changing and old sporting traditions can no longer be carried on
from father to son.”

Methuen, 1948, illus Lionel Edwards

Set in Elizabethan London, this isn’t really a pony story: there is some horse content, and the
illustrations are by Lionel Edwards - always a bonus. This is the story of Venetia Mortimer and her
brother Peregrine, sent down to Cornwall to spend the summer at Pendellion after their father is
arrested. They ride and hunt, and see something of the preparations for the Armada, and form a
Fellowship of the Table Round.

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For copyright reasons I don’t use illustrations by Lionel Edwards.

For copyright reasons I don’t use illustrations by Lionel Edwards.

For copyright reasons I don’t use illustrations by Lionel Edwards.