Little has been written about Lady Estella & Lady Dorothea Hope who, when teenagers in the late 1800s, founded one of the most important & influential Shetland pony studs in the history of the breed.
The stud, still in existence, is the longest-running, continuous herd of pedigree Shetlands in the world.
This book gives an insight into the lives of these remarkable sisters. Many of the charming photographs included in the book are unknown to modern breeders and enthusiasts who will also find the details of individual ponies of interest.
The book is a useful reference book on the Shetland pony breed and includes a section that gives brief details of the influential ponies used by the Ladies Hope in their renowned stud.