Amongst the Christmas fair stalls at Wadebridge point–to-point will be “I hope it’s a pony” selling an array of equine related vintage gifts. I am told that many of these are referred to these days as “MANtiques” as the (empty)second hand and vintage hip flasks, pewter and silver plate drinking goblets, stirrup cups and glasses appeal to the male shopper! There are all sorts of potential gifts to give and keep that will be attractive to anyone who appreciates objects that suit country homes such as a sturdy iron bootscraper and original equine photographic art by Rita Heard and vintage prints. Some rare and beautifully illustrated equitation books will be available to purchase too for those that like collecting for their own libraries. Also, if there are a few gaps in your tackroom you can find some secondhand worn in tack such as bridles, bits, reins and boots that might come in handy. “I hope it’s a pony” will be between the bar and the bookies and is a good meeting place to share stories about horses and the country so come along and spend some time between the racing activities. It will be an interesting collection and provide a unique shopping experience.