Fell Ponies Take Part In Bright Eyes Trial

Ally Edwards from Oxfordshire has e-mailed Native Ponies Online to tell us that the ponies which took part in the Bright Eyes trial (see the Low Flying Helicopters article in the News Update Column for details) were three fell ponies - Waverhead Ted, Townend Badger, & Waverhead Copper. Ted & Copper are both owned by Ally.

As a result of this trial the Ministry of Defence and the British Horse Society launched a high visibility clothing campaign at RAF Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire on June 5th. Ally and her friend Ginny Duncan were at the launch. Ally was riding Waverhead Ted and Ginny her Highland Pony Brungrange Toby.

As part of the campaign BHS are giving away free of charge reflective tabards and exercise sheets. There are limited numbers available so riders from Dedicated User Areas and Helicopter Training Areas will be given priority.

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