Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eriskay Pony

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd


  • Pony.


  • Eriskay Pony .

General information

  • Origin in Scotland.
  • A rare breed.
  • Willingness to work.
  • Suitable as mounts for children.
  • A good temperament and easy to train.
  • The Eriskay pony is in Category 1 ('critical') on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) Rare Breeds Watch List, officially classifying it as one of the most rare breeds in the UK, with numbers <300. This is based on the number of registered breeding females in the UK.
  • Visit the RBST website to view their full Watch List 2014 -  https://www.rbst.org.uk/watchlist-2014.pdf . 


  • Ancient Celtic and Norse origin   →   Icelandic horse   Icelandic Horse    →   Feroe Island horse.

Principal uses

  • Riding.
  • Driving.


  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-7513-011-59.


  • Eriskay Pony Breed Society, Buskinburn House, Coldingham, Eyemouth, Berwickshire TD14 5UA, Scotland.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Centre Stoneleigh, Kenilworth,Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.