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Synonym(s): Roadster, Stepper


  • Warmblood/Pony.


  • Hackney   Hackney  .

General information

  • Also known as:
    • Roadster.
    • Stepper.
  • Origin in England, stemming back to the 19th Century.
  • A unique and elegant action in the show ring.
  • A high stepping action.
  • Spirited characters.
  • Alert and courageous.
  • The Hackney horse and 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 - . 


  • Norfolk Roadster   →   Thoroughbred   Thoroughbred  .

Principal uses

  • 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.


  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.
  • The Hackney Horse Society, Clump Cottage, Chitterne, Nr Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 0LL, UK.

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