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Riding Annuals 1964 - 1981

This page lists the Riding Annuals published between 1964 and 1981, and the short stories they contained. Not all the annuals contained short stories, and there doesn’t seem any rule I can find to govern when one was included and when not. Riding Magazine maintained its Young Riders’ page certainly into the 1970s, and I assume the short story included was as a nod to its younger readers.


Finding the annuals: the earlier annuals are the trickiest ones to find, and pricing is very variable. The later editions are easier to find, and generally cheap.


Links and sources

Many thanks to Pam Wakelam, who supplied nearly all the photographs and information for this section.

Riding Annual 1964

Country Life, London, 1963. Editor Phyllis Hinton


Short story

O M Salter: A Show Wagon for Polka Pony

Anthony and his Shetland pony have an enormous stroke of luck and manage to
succeed in the show ring.

Riding Annual 1965

Country Life, London, 1964. Editor Phyllis Hinton






Riding Annual III

Country Life, London, 1965. Editor Phyllis Hinton


Short stories

O M Salter: The Runaway - the “thrilling story of a Shetland pony trotting race”

Delphine Ratcliff: Danny and the Demon (possibly fact, possibly fiction)


Riding Annual IV

Country Life, London, 1966. Editor Phyllis Hinton





Riding Annual 1973

Fleetway, London, 1972. Editor Elwyn Hartley Edwards





Riding Annual 1974

Fleetway, London, 1973. Editor Elwyn Hartley Edwards



Riding Annual 1975

Fleetway, London, 1974. Editor Elwyn Hartley Edwards


Short story

Joyce Stranger: Star of the Desert, illus Christine Bousfield. A story about an Arab
foal.



Riding Annual 1976

Fleetway, London, 1975. Editor Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Riding Annual 1977

Fleetway, London, 1976. Editor Elwyn Hartley Edwards





Riding Annual 1978

Fleetway, London, 1977. Editor Elwyn Hartley Edwards



Riding Annual 1979

Fleetway, London, 1978. Editor Elwyn Hartley Edwards


Short story (possibly)

Anthony Dent: Tom Brackenear's Great Day (appears to be fiction)


Riding Annual 1980

Fleetway, London, 1979. Editor Elwyn Hartley Edwards




Riding Annual 1981

Fleetway, London, 1981. Editor Elwyn Hartley Edwards