American Hackney Horse Society logo

Welcome AHHS Members!

State Line Tack is thrilled to partner with the American Hackney Horse Society. We are fascinated by these magnificent horses and ponies, and share your enthusiasm for their history, breeding, and future. Whether you're in the show ring, training, jumping, or simply riding for pleasure, you can find all your Hackney tack, apparel, accessories, and more right here!

Did you click on your special association link? If you did you are all set to start shopping with your special offer. If you didn't, please visit your association website for your promo code.

In Honor of the Hackney

One word describes the Hackney: Magnificent. Their unique trot, with the knees raised high at each step, is a delight to experience. Admired for their versatility, Hackney horses are magnificent as carriage animals, highly sought for their glamour and presence. Hackney ponies are smaller, power-packed versions, prized as show ponies and childhood companions. Both horse and pony have a good foot and a good reputation for soundness, with that remarkable high-stepping gait.

hackney horse

A study of poise and grace

When in motion, the Hackney seems as though it's floating over the ground. These impressive harness horses are known as "the ballerinas of the show ring" and they excel in show driving events with their extravagant action and elegance. Their qualities of athleticism, activity, and natural balance make them an excellent cross for ridden dressage and show jumping.

Hackneys are an elegant, high-stepping breed known for their ability to trot at a high speed for extended periods.

  • Today's Hackney horses stand from 14hh to 16.2hh
  • The Hackney Pony stands at around 12.2hh to 14hh
  • Their coat may be a range of solid colors, from chestnut to black and often with some white markings

If you're looking for a best friend and don't mind it being a horse, then a Hackney is one of the best options you could choose — no matter what your age might be.

Did you know? Before the advent of the internal combustion engine, Hackneys were the ultimate driving machines. Although Hackneys can be ridden, they were bred and developed for driving. They are the equine equivalent of the Maserati.

  • hackney horse
  • hackney horse

"There is nothing like a Hackney"

  • Published:
  • Updated: 7/29/2019: 9:15:43 AM ET