A week of activities celebrating the free-roaming moorland breed, the 2013 Exmoor Pony Festival will take place at Exmoor National Park from Saturday 24 August-Sunday 1 September.

Events include foal handling courses with the Moorland Mousie Trust, an Exmoor pony fun day, a pleasure ride organised by the Exmoor Pony Society, an art exhibition, talks on the breed, a ‘meet the herds’ day at Cutcombe Market and walks across the moor with Exmoor National Park Authority rangers.

Two-time world champion Exmoor pony stallion Hawkwell Versuvius will also appear in an agility and handling demonstration.

Advance booking is required for some events at the festival, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

For more details, visit: www.exmoorponyfestival.org.uk