Eriskay Pony Society
The mission of the Eriskay Pony Society is to preserve the Eriskay Pony breed by increasing numbers whilst retaining the breed characteristics.
The Eriskay Pony's original function no longer exists, so the Society believes the survival and growth of the breed will not be achieved by preserving it as a curiosity. As the overwhelming proportion of equine use in the UK is leisure related, the survival and prosperity of the breed will be secured by creating a demand for their use in a range of leisure activities.
New president for the Eriskay Pony Society
The Eriskay Pony Society was delighted to announce recently that well known Scottish Broadcaster, Euan McIlwraith, had agreed to become Honorary President.
Euan is one
of the BBC's most experienced presenters, from covering the horrific civil war
in Rwanda to being kidnapped at gunpoint in Somalia, and had a long stint at
the Natural History Unit which saw him broadcast from over fifty countries
around the world.
Currently best known for being one of the presenters on BBC Scotland’s ‘Landward’ and on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Out of doors’, Euan describes himself as being lucky enough to have the best TV & Radio job in the world.
He brings with him a wealth of experience as well as a huge interest in the natural environment, landscape and history of the countryside, in which the Eriskay Pony is an integral part, and will assist the Society in the promotion of the breed.