Through The Stable Door

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Our exciting new Facebook competition – each Sunday we will give a clue to our followers about a famous and /or historical horse. A correct answer will be drawn at random to win a prize & announced on Monday evening.

1208, 2019

Desert Orchid

10: Which powerful grey had 34 victories that included the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup & four King George VI Chases? The correct answer was DESERT ORCHID.

Desert Orchid, known as Dessie, was an English, grey racehorse who achieved an iconic status in National Hunt racing. Adored by enthusiasts and won in total 34 races, including seven at Kempton, where four victories in the King George VI Steeple Chase underlined his immense talent.

508, 2019


9: Which toy horse featured in ‘Woody’s Roundup’? The correct answer was BULLSEYE

What is there not to love about Bullseye, introduced in Toy Story 2 and is extremely affectionate towards Woody, Jessie and the other toys. He has no voice, but does do a lot of neighing!

2207, 2019


8: Which gelding was ridden by British rider Virginia Leng & won a total of eight medals at international championships? The correct answer was PRICELESS

The talented Priceless was a horse ridden by British rider Virginia Leng who competed the gelding in eventing. Up until 2014, he was the only horse to have won Burghley Horse Trials twice (1983 and 1985).

2406, 2019

The Kelpies

5: What shape -shifting water spirits stand high next to Forth and Clyde Canal? The correct answer was THE KELPIES.

Inspired by the heavy working horses of industry, drawing barges of iron ore, coal and goods from Falkirk’s famous Carron Iron Works, along the canal to the hearts of Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond.