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Talk: “Ullswater’s Fell Ponies, past, present and future”.

Throughout history fell ponies have been an integral part of life  in the Ullswater valley. In farming and mining, as pack animals and now as conservation grazers.
On July 6th, 7.30pm at Watermillock Village Hall, Sue Millard, Fell Pony Society Council Member, and Libby Robinson, CEO Fell Pony Heritage Trust will share the stage to talk about “Ullswater’s Fell Ponies, past, present and future”.  Everyone is welcome. To listen in on ZOOM contact Tim Clarke at #fellpony  #fellponysociety #ullswater #ullswaterway #lakedistrict #ullswaterheritage


Ponies with Wheels

Two collections of non-fiction from Sue's blog posts and social media have been put together this autumn, "Ponies with Wheels" and "Horses in the Garden". They will be out shortly.

FPS Display Team celebrates Society Centenary 1922-2022

Sue has written a new script for the Fell Pony Society's Display Team for the FPS Centenary Celebrations on 13 and 14 May at Royal Windsor Horse Show and the FPS Stallion and Colt Show at Dalemain, Cumbria.

A Century of Fells

"A Century of Fells", Sue's latest non-fiction about, you guessed it, Fell ponies, was launched very successfully at the FPS AGM on 2nd April and a copy signed by members of the FPS Council "travelled south" as a gift to the Society's late Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, on 13th May.

Type and Conformation

Sue has also been busy providing film maker Tom LLoyd with narrative for the new FPS video about Type and Conformation which was launched at the Stallion Show.

Angels and Bandits

Sue has been editing and formatting Brodie Curtis's World War 2 novel ANGELS AND BANDITS, to be released early in 2022. This is their second collaboration, the first being THE FOUR BELLS set in the 1930s and World War 1. Find out more at


Sue is preparing scripts ready to resume performances of the Fell Pony Display Team's pageants and musical rides later this year. They will be adding new sections to publicise the FPS Centenary in 2022 and hope to join in the Centenary celebrations at Shap Old Courthouse in August 2022.


The publication date for String of Horses is 6th March 2021 - pop over to the Jackdawebooks Facebook page for a competition to win an e-book copy.

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