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2013-06-29 23:17:56

The luxurious Montagu Arms Hotel in the village of Beaulieu, Hampshire, has been awarded the Considerate Hoteliers ‘Sustainable Food Award 2013’. (PRWEB)

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New Forest Pony
2014-04-28 11:52:25

The New Forest Pony is a native breed to the British Isles. Although written records of the pony date back to around 1066, bones discovered 50 miles from the New Forest area date back to 500,000 BC, show the pony was around before the last ice age. In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England and shipped more than 2,000 ponies across the English Channel when grazing rights was granted to the local inhabitants. During the 1850s and 1860s, the breed’s quality began to decline and the...

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