Hackney Horse Society

- Haydon Farm Cottages, Sutton Parva, Tytherington, Wiltshire, BA12 7AF

                     About Us


The Hackney Horse Society was formed in 1883 by a group of individuals who were keen to promote the breeding of Hackneys.  The aims of the Society are to maintain and publish the Stud Book and to promote the Hackney Breed. To that end we hold two shows a year.  The first is our Annual National Breed Show which is held during early June at the South of England showground, Ardingly, West Sussex.  The second is our Championship Show which is currnetly held in conjunction with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, at Houghton Hall in October.  We also have many shows which affiliate to us and run Hackney Classes under our rules and regulations.  


The Hackney Horse & Pony are currently classified as "critical" on  the Rare Breeds Survival Trust's List.  Thanks to the continued support of the Horse Race Betting Levy Board we are able to continue to support Hackney Breeding in various ways i.e. a premium scheme for breeding stock and helping  breeders with the cost of registrations and DNA Blood Typing.


The Society has an Honorary President and a Council elected by members of the Society and headed by the Chairman.























HRH The Prince of Wales




                                                                                            J. Osborne


Past Presidents:


1972 The Marquess of Abergavenny O.B.E. J.P. D.L.                          1994/95   Lt. Colonel Sir John Miller, G.C.V.O, D.S.O, M.C

1976/7      H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh K.G, K.T        1996/97Mrs I. Gates

1978/9      Lt. Colonel Sir John Miller, G.C.V.O, D.S.O, M.C.                1998/99Mr L. J. Stevens, L.V.O. M.B.E.

1980       The Marchioness of Abergavenny, C.V.O                               2000/02   Rev. W. J. Watson M.B.E., B.A., FRAgs

1983/4     Her Majesty The Queen                                                         2003/04Mr E A Ward

1985        The Countess of March and Kinrara                                      2005/06Mr J H Chicken

1986       Mrs C. M. Haydon, M.B.E.                                                      2007/08  Mr C S Hall TD DL

1987        H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent                                               2009/10  Mr A Grant

1990        H.R.H. The Duchess of York                                                  2011/12  Mrs S Reade

1991        Mr F. K. Haydon                                                                     2013/14   HRH The Prince of Wales

1992/93     H.R.H. The Princess Royal, G.C.V. O                                  2015/16 Mr S Harris




Mrs B. Stockton, Horsebrook Manor, Horsebrook Lane, Nr Brewood, South Staffordshire ST19 9LP





Retire 2018        

Barraclough, Ms S, Well Cottage, Grove Lane, Grove End, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands    

Cooper, M, 252 The Meadway, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 4PG

Docking, Mr G, Hierist, The Street, Graffham, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QE

Neachell, J M, Wellfield House, Orgreave, Alrewas, Burton on Trent, DE13 7DH

Stockton, Mrs B, Horsebrook Manor, Horsebrook Lane, Nr Brewood, South Staffordshire

Wormald, Miss S, 1 Bank Terrace, Broomhill, Sheffield S10 1BU


Retire 2019

Bamford S, 9a Sandal Magna, Shelf, Halifax, West Yorkshire. HX3 7QD

Carter, R, Four Seasons, Warbrook Lane, Eversley, Hants. RG27 OQP

Cresswell, J H, Fronds Farm, Frouds Lane, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4LH

Hardy, M. A, Pantile Hall, Wheelers Lane, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, Essex  CM14 5RN

James, R C, Fern Cottage, East Martin, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3LJ

Robertson, R, Backlochan, Tarbolton Road, Annbank, Ayr, Strathclyde, KA6 5AN

Ward, E A, Stroude Farm, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4BY


Retire 2020

Clough, Mrs J, 17 St Andrew Road, Deepcar, Sheffield, S36 2SA

Dudley, G, Woodside Farm, A127 West Hornden, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3LN

McNinch, A, Drumley Farm, Mossblown, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 5AT

Salter, Mrs N, High Mount, Cottam, Nr Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0EZ

Peters, Miss P, Jo-ellen, Allington Lane, Fair Oak, Southampton, Hampshire, SO50 7DD

Ward, A L, 382 Stroude Road, Virginia Water, Surrey. GU25 4DB



Vice Chairman


Secretary Mrs D. E. HICKETTS, Haydon Farm Cottages, Sutton Parva, Tytherington, Wiltshire (01985 840717)

Email: dawn@hackney-horse.org.uk

Fax: 01985 840616