HRH The Prince of Wales with Doug Joiner and Henry Finzi-Constantine at the Festival

The BFotWH was visited by HRH The Prince of Wales on Friday 6th. This support and its very public endorsement is welcomed by the organisers of the Festival.

"We were very excited that His Royal Highness visited us in Peterborough", said Doug Joiner, "He continues to show an active interest in the viability of working with horses and to pioneer their use. We were able to show him the very latest in new developments and, of course, some brilliant working horses".










The British Festival of the Working Horse 2012

6th, 7th and 8th July 2012.

Special Report here.

An excellent souvenir special report to download, print off and keep; written and edited by Cathy Vaughan, BHL Newsletter Editor.

Click on the page links on the left to see what was on offer at the Festival in all the sections.

The Charlie Pinney Award for Innovation for Horse Work Equipment was judged and prizes awarded.

For the results <<click here>>















"Part demonstration, part competition and all celebration it is not to be missed"

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, seen here with a percheron mare in a forwarder is the Patron of the British Festival of the Working Horse

Are you interested in joining His Royal Highness in supporting the promotion of the use of working horses?

<<click here>>

Doug being presented with a bottle of 'Titouan' white wine by Henry Finzi-Constantine in front of the 'crew'



Julian Grant

Organiser, Director and Company Secretary of the British Festival of the Working Horse Ltd.

Julian Grant died peacefully, folllowing a battle with cancer, on Thursday 5th July, just 18 hours before the Festival opened.

He will be sorely missed.



Julian with his percheron mare 'Annabelle' logging with a swingle tree and an arch in Childer Wood.





Living horse power is cheap and readily available. We can breed horses, without limit, without endangering the planet.We know a lot about them and how to use them. They can pull things for us, carry us, help support our society, feed it and enable it to function. They can do so far better than they did in the past if we take advantage of some of the technical advances made in agriculture and machinery design. They can be fed from our fields. They don't destroy the environment but enhance it. They create employment, not replace it. They are a source of companionship in the workplace, a source of pride and pleasure when seen to be working to perfection in harmony with man and his surrounding. Why on earth don't we use them?

Charlie Pinney. 2003.

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The British Festival of the Working Horse is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee established in England, company number 08015684

Registered office:

Hill Farm, Bosbury, Ledbury Herefordshire HR8 1HE.

Phone +44 (0) 7773 900751

To contact the director and organiser of the British Festival of the Working Horse email;

or, in person, Doug Joiner;

"Part demonstration, part competition and all celebration it is not to be missed"

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