Wow! PONY The Annual 2020 has 102 all-new pages and is packed with amazing pony care know-how, useful riding tips, eye-opening breed facts, fun quizzes, brilliant stories and mega makes!
Perfect for anyone and everyone who loves ponies, you can find out all about exciting sports such as showjumping and cross-country, and you’ll be a pony-pro in no time if you read our fab features on pony breeds, equine behaviour, grooming and acing yard chores! We’ve also got some awesome riding exercises to try, include the best-ever pole work layouts, plus you can boost your confidence in the saddle with our trusty advice.
There’s loads of fun stuff to enjoy, too! Find out how to bake a winning rosette cake, then sew a super-cute cushion cover – you can even personalise it to look like your own fave pony! We also show you how to create tasty treats for the pony in your life, and a fab container to store them in.
Don’t forget to take the fun quizzes, too, which will test your knowledge on hacking, pony-care and celeb riders, plus discover your fave pony’s unicorn name and his magical personality!
What are you waiting for? Get your Pony The Annual 2020 today, here!
Megan’s our mega cover star!
The totally gorgeous pony on the front cover of The Annual is Megan, who belongs to Holly Oaks Riding School in Surrey. Megan, who’s 14.2hh and aged 12, has belonged to the riding school for three years, and she’s super-popular with everyone who rides there. “Megan’s a very easy pony to have around, and she loves food and attention,” says her owner, Lucy! “She’s a really important part of the riding school and enjoys hacking and jumping.”
Megan also appears inside The Annual in a feature about ‘Why we love ponies’, plus more Holly Oaks ponies can be found in one of our awesome photo stories!
PONY the Annual 2020 story winner
When PONY mag ran a short story competition we had loads of entries! The lucky winner was Rebecca Loftus, 13, from Co Kildare, Ireland, who wowed the judges with her story Where Wild Horses Walk. Her awesome prize is to have the story published in PONY The Annual 2020. Here’s a bit more about her…
“I don’t have my own pony, sadly, but I ride at Dunbyrne Equestrian Centre. I have two fave ponies there – a sweet piebald called Domino and a lovely grey called Poppy, who’s in her 20s. They’re very different, but have both taught me so much. One of my fave things is cross-country! When I first tried it I was on Poppy and she was like a four-year-old again!
“I love reading and have written a few stories, but Where Wild Horses Walk was the first one I showed to anyone else! I saw the competition in PONY mag and decided to have a go. I thought and thought of a theme for my story, then I remembered watching something on TV about wild horses in the 1800s on the Cimarron in the United States.
“I’ve started writing another horsey story about a girl who’s sent away to the south of France and meets the Camargue horses. I’m hoping to finish it soon!”