Eminently readable, fun, fact-filled, fully illustrated this entertaining and informative handbook is essential reading for all sports fans, couch potatoes and patriots.
First published in 2011 with a Foreword by Sir Chris Hoy, and reprinted in 2012, British Olympic Heroes now features almost 100 outstanding athletes from Great Britain’s 120-year record of unbroken attendance at the Olympic Games.
Compiled and edited by Anne Brown, a Society Council member and a former Hon President, the book gallops through Arab racing, endurance, showing and dressage. This special centenary edition is lavishly illustrated and luxuriously bound – a great gift for any horse lover.
The Art of Falconry represents a milestone in titles on the sport, quite unique in scope, style and content.
It presents falconry in theory and in practice, celebrating it as both an art form and a living cultural heritage.
Far from being merely another “how to” book, however, it takes the reader into the field with contributions from experts in all branches of the sport, and is lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs and artwork.
The first new practical falconry treatise in the French language since the 1940s, this English edition brings a fresh perspective to the English-speaking falconer and is further enhanced through contributions from a number of internationally renowned authorities, including British, American and South African falconers and austringers.
“I genuinely cannot recommend this book too highly” Bob Dalton, The World of Falconry
A Photographic Celebration of the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert
The result of an intrepid pilgrimage to discover the essence of the mysterious herds of feral horses. The exquisite photographs of the horses and their surroundings show a deep, almost spiritual, connection between subject and photographer.
“The country, its people, and Namibia’s phenomenal and unique wild horses have mesmerized me. I saw the thirst in their eyes and the burning desire to survive. I was looking for the spirit of freedom and found it here, within the wild horses of the Namib Desert.”
Co-authored by HRH Princess Alia, the eldest daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, and Sharifa Sarra Ghazi, Small Miracles, the Story of the Princess Alia Foundation is the account of an extraordinary charitable endeavour. When it was established in 2009, the authors little knew how the Foundation would fundamentally change their lives, as well as the lives of countless others – animal and human.
Written with passion and humour and gloriously illustrated, this book should be compulsory reading in every part of the world, to reawaken the seeds of compassion that live in all mankind but all too often lie dormant through ignorance or social conditioning, to remind us that we share this planet and our destiny with all living things, and to promote the balance, harmony and respect of all creation.
A unique and comprehensive study of the development of the Welsh Pony, this book is packed with interesting stories and is magnificently illustrated with photographs charting the different types and highlighting outstanding Welsh Ponies. This is the first account of its kind, providing an invaluable book for pony enthusiasts of all walks.
The History of the British Riding Pony is the fruit of many years of dedicated research and writing by an acknowledged expert on the subject.
Drawing on archive material, the book explains how bloodlines emerged over the years and how the types we now see in our show rings have been developed. It describes in detail how the expertise of a few influential breeders initially brought together the best bloodlines from the Thoroughbred, Arab and native pony breeds to create a modern equine which has no equal.
For the first time, the story of Iraq’s purebred Arabian horses is recounted in words and pictures by a prominent Iraqi whose family has been breeding horses for generations, since the family migrated north from Arabia with their prize horses to settle on the grasslands around Mosul in northern Iraq in the 17th century.
Since its first publication in 1989, The Arab Horse has been recognised as the definitive work on the subject. This, the third edition, has been substantiallly revised and redesigned to bring the story of the Arab horse to a new generation of enthusiasts of the breed, and to coincide with the opening of the British Museum’s exhibition on ‘The Horse from Arabia to Royal Ascot’ in May 2012… In hardback