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is a beautiful black, foaled 1906

Bred by Mr John Swinburn, Gowbarrow Hall, Penrith

Sire: Lothian Prince
Dam: by Old Mountain Hero
Gr. dam: by Sir George

GENERAL PRIDE is a horse of class and character. His class of bone, hair, his legs, feet and pasterns, and his general appearance at once denote a breeding horse; in fact, he is admitted by competent judges to be a perfect model of the breed; and as regards his action, a single glance at the same will convince anyone that he is, without a doubt, the finest stepping pony in existence.

His sire, Lothian Prince, has travelled the Penrith District for 16 years, and has left a grand stock. [Lothian Prince was by the Clydesdale Royal Lothian reg 6991 CHSB and so was ineligible himself for any Fell POny Society premiums.]

His dam, the property of Mr Stephenson, Bowscar, Penrith, was the winner of a great number of first prizes.

His dam was by Old Mountain Hero, the property of Mr Cannon, of Borrowdale. He left the best stock, and the most of them, of any pony in Cumberland. He travelled until he was 30 years old. His gr. dam [was] by Sir George , the property of C. Wilson, Esq., of Rigmaden, [who] won eight first prizes at the Royal, and had an unbeaten record.

With breeding like this, and himself a perfect model of grand pony type, he cannot be beaten.


Any mare once tried by this horse and afterwards sold or exchanged, or any mare once tried and not coming forward to be tried the season out, will be charged for in full; and any mare once served by the above horse will be charged for in full.

No allowance will be made should this sire get unfit for service through sickness or accident.

No mare will be served twice within 14 days except by consent of the Groom. Every care and attention will be given to get all mares in foal.

Owner will not be accountable for any loss or damage through trying or serving mares - every care will be taken.


Last updated 21 May, 2021 .
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23 May, 2021