"A non profit making organisation working towards International recognition of, and dedicated to the improvement
and preservation of, the Marwari and Kathiawari
horses of India."
Dilraj, owned by Ms F Kelly
" ...bred to 'lift the heart in battle'
and please the eye"
There are five breeds of horses identified by the Indian Government as being indigenous to India: Marwari, Kathiawari,
Manipuri, Spiti, and Zanskari
These breeds are currently on the
restricted list for export.
Therefore, there are no Indian breed horses in the UK at present.
Our Mother society is:
We are the UK Chapter of the Indigenous Horse Society of India. After many trips to India to see these horses in their native surroundings, at the request of the IHSI, a group of like minded individuals formed the Friends, with the aim of helping these special breeds to flourish in the future.
Friends of Marwari run a horse Bit Donation Scheme with the aim of providing smooth bits so there is an alternative to the cruel 'thorn' bits commonly in use in rural India. We have over 60 collection points throughout the UK, so to take part and help with a collection in your local area then please read on.
Join us on a Bit Donation Trip ride, and help give the bits out at the rural fairs.
Become a collection point
Fundraise to help our costs.
Help promote these breeds to those in the UK.
Find us on Facebook (see below)
Please take our survey so we can identify requirements from foreigners wishing to purchase - should India ever lift the export restrictions.
Riding In Rajasthan ~ A Gallop Through History ~ Marwari Horses Of India.
We are available for Talks & Slideshows for your group or club; we have a variety of subjects we can cover. Just contact us to discuss further.
Marwari now gaining world wide publicity and attention! ~ you can view our facebook page without joining facebook - just click the facebook f icon for regular updates on forthcoming horse shows in India, magazine articles, documentaries, books and films.
Ride With Us In India ~
Next Trip 2023
Anyone want to join us on a trip to Rajasthan in the autumn and be involved in giving out the bits at a horse fair?
We would love to have you along with us. in 2023 to include a horse safari on Marwari horses (of course!), city sightseeing and so much more! ...
Price £3,595 + flight and visa.
Please register your interest by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you an itinerary, with no obligation.