Ian Kendall - a boy in the story. Main character, appears in every single book. Is
Angela Kendall - a girl in the story. Main character, appears in every single book.
Sister to Ian, also orphan.
Aunt Mavis - an aunt that Ian & Angela had been staying with (referred to only)
Arthur Perry, generally referred to as "Uncle Arthur" - Main character, Ian and Angela
go to live with him. Runs a shop which is described as "Newsagent, Tobacconist and
Confectioner". Appears in every single book.
Cousin Jack - a reference, as it is said "You'll be Cousin Jack's kids", presumably
their late father.
May Pearson - an person in the shop. Neighbour to Arthur.
Partner - a ginger cat, owned by Arthur
Bluey - a blue budgerigar, owned by Arthur
Magic - a cream coloured pony, owned by Arthur. Main equine character, appears in
every single book.
Moonshine - a cream coloured pony, owned by Arthur. Main equine character, appears
in every single book.
Grace Lawley - another neighbour, helps Uncle Arthur with the two children.
Mrs Randall - Uncle Arthur's assistant
Donnie Shaw - a singer, not really clear, just referred to as "the one who makes
all the records". Only really referred to in the story.
Julie - a girl in the chorus line
Frank - a stage manager
Buttons - a character in the play in which the ponies take part
Jane - a girl who lives nearby, a fan of Magic and Moonshine
Simon - a boy who lives nearby, a fan of Magic & Moonshine. Younger brother of Jane.
Daniel - a boy who lives nearby, a fan of Magic & Moonshine. Younger brother of Jane,
brother to Simon.
Dan - a boy who lives nearby, younger brother to Jane. Possibly the same person as
Alan - a boy who lives nearby, older brother to Jane
Mrs Crosbie - a neighbour (referrred to only)
Save the Ponies
Ian, Angela, Uncle Arthur, Bluey, Partner, Magic & Moonshine all return. Grace does
too, but is now married to Uncle Arthur, so she lives with them.
George Manners - the landlord of where Arthur lives
Fred Manners - previous landlord, father of George, now deceased
Charlie Rogers - a neighbour (referred to only)
Champney's - a local brewery, has Shire horses
Mr Pat Massey - the brewery's stable foreman
Midnight - a Shire horse
Bomber - a Shire horse
Dandy - a Shire horse
Clover - a Shire horse
Big Ben - a Shire horse
Bill - a worker at the brewery
Frank - a (horse) driver at the brewery
Jasper - a Shire horse
Dave - Frank's handler (helps load & unload the crates)
Quentin - Uncle Arthur's theatrical agent
Catherine Kerby - an actress
Geoff - a stableman
Steven - a stableman
Mr Champney - owner of the brewery
Ponies by the Sea
Magic, Moonshine, Partner, Bluey, Ian, Angela, Uncle Arthur & Grace all appear.
Sally - a school friend of Angela's (referred to only)
Janet - a school friend of Angela's (referred to only)
George Mullins aka "The Great Analoni" - a friend of Arthur's, described as a conjuror
Mr Best - manager of the Pier Theatre
Mrs Handry - neighbour to Arthur
Mr Salter - a man who helps Arthur to find grazing
Kaye Denshaw - son of one of the other entertainers
Corrina Denshaw - daughter of one of the other entertainers, brother to Kaye
Rebecca Collins - daughter of one of the other entertainers
Mrs Rudge - landlady of where Rebecca is staying
Uncle Harry - Uncle to Rebecca
Jeremy Denshaw - another entertainer, father to Kaye and Corrina
Jill Denshaw - another entertainer, mother to Kaye and Corrina, married to Jeremy
Aunt Ethel - a aunt of Rebecca's (referred to only)
Ponies in Harness
Ian, Angela, Arthur, Grace, Bluey, Partner, Magic & Moonshine, Bill all appear. Champney's
is referred to as Ian now spends some of his time there.
Mr Benbow - a teacher at Ian's school (referred to only)
Robert Sheering - a friend of Bill's, the family & ponies stay at his place
Streamer - a grey pony, competitor in a race in which Magic & Moonshine compete
Mrs Patson - another competitor in the race, becomes a friend to Arthur & the children
Southwind - a Welsh pony stallion belonging to Mrs Patson
Mandy - a woman who works at Mrs Patson's place
Dan Halliday - another competitor
Mandy Halliday - a groom for Dan Halliday
Lewis Stanton - another competitor
David - a referee at a competition which Arthur & the children attend
Mrs Merle - headmistress at Ian & Angela's school (referred to only)
Mr Massey is referred to, but does not play any part in the story, as is the case
with Mrs Handry, Jasper and Big Ben (see previous books).
Ponies To The Rescue
Angela, Ian, Grace, Arthur, Partner, Bluey, Magic & Moonshine, Jill & Jeremy Denshaw,
Kaye, Corrina all reappear.
Mr Ashton - former owner of the greengrocers (referred to only)
Rustler - a Shire Horse at Champney's (referred to only)
Clive Jacobs - a boy who works at the local greengrocers
Skewy - a pony that belongs to the local greengrocers
Mrs Jacobs - Clive's mother, owner of the greengrocers
Rashid - a child patient at the local hospital
Sister Davis - a nurse who works at the local hospital
Fancy - a Shire mare at Champney's
Ivy - Clive's sister
Gina - Clive's sister, also sister to Ivy
Mrs Jill Dexter - a woman who organises riding for the disabled kids in the vicinity
and who owns a couple of ponies that have previously been used for disabled persons.
Pam - a girl who comes with Mrs Dexter & helps her
Sarah - a girl who comes with Mrs Dexter & helps her
Bramble - a Fell pony belonging to Mrs Dexter
Smokey - a grey pony belonging to Mrs Dexter
Sandy - a pony belonging to Mrs Dexter
Tam - a brown pony belonging to Mrs Dexter
Danny - a disabled boy in the story
Sharon Seely - a girl who played Cinderella in a pantomime that the ponies appeared
in (referenced only)
Bill (from Champney's) is also referred to, but doesn’t play a major part. Similarly
both Mr Richard Champney (owner of Champney's) and Rebecca [from Ponies by the Sea],
are referred to.