‘Hooves in the Heather’


‘Hooves in the Heather’ – Hardback book written and illustrated by Virginia Pope.


Six amusing vignettes about the ponies on Dartmoor, illustrated by the author. 

History – Looking back one hundred years, finds Arthur Hurn, Stud Manager, at Tor Royal Stud, Princetown for HRH Edward Prince of Wales 1918-1931, during good, bad and sad times.  The Hurns’ time at the Warren House Inn 1931-1951 all supported by images from the family’s collection. 

A lyrical tale of Dwarka, an important Arab stallion, imagining his life from desert to Dartmoor and how he picked up the record for the mile on his way! 

Virginia’s photographs of ponies in the wilderness of Dartmoor and show ring.  Along with HRH Duke of Cornwall, supporter of the breed. 

To end – a collection of delectable Dartmoor morsels…. facts and fun!


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