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Appleby Horse Fair History

I made this design specifically for our amazing Appleby Fair.

Hi there, I am proud to declare that I’m part Welsh, and part Romany gypsy.

Welcome to the heart of tradition, unity, and vibrant culture at the APPLEBY HORSE FAIR shop – your premier destination for everything related to the most significant annual gathering for Irish Travellers, Gypsies, and enthusiasts from across the globe. This blog is more than just a space; it’s a living, breathing celebration of a centuries-old tradition that continues to thrive in the modern age.

Our Mission is simple yet profound: to INFORM, EDUCATE, and CELEBRATE the rich tapestry of history, tradition, and community spirit that defines the Appleby Horse Fair.


Who We Are

At the core of our website is a team deeply rooted in the traditions and cultures of the travelling communities. Our founders, contributors, and supporters are a mix of historians, cultural enthusiasts, and members of the Irish Traveller and Gypsy communities themselves. Together, we bring a wealth of knowledge, personal experiences, and an unwavering passion for the fair and what it represents.

What We Do

  • INFORM: Stay ahead with the most up-to-date information on event schedules, travel tips, and essential guides to make your visit to the Appleby Horse Fair as enriching and enjoyable as possible. From logistical details to insider advice, we’ve got you covered.

  • EDUCATE: Dive deep into the history and significance of the fair through our meticulously researched articles, interviews with community elders, and features on the customs and traditions that make this event a cornerstone of our heritage. Whether you’re a long-time attendee or a curious newcomer, there’s always something new to learn.

  • CELEBRATE: Experience the fair’s magic through our vibrant photo essays, captivating stories from past and present attendees, and highlights of the fair’s most memorable moments. We believe in the power of storytelling to bring our community together and to invite the world to share in our joy.


Our Vision

To create a space where the legacy of the Appleby Horse Fair is preserved and passed down through generations, fostering a greater understanding and appreciation among the wider public. We envision a world where the culture and traditions of the Irish Traveller and Gypsy communities are celebrated not just at the fair but year-round, through the stories we share and the connections we make.


Join Our Journey

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller, a devoted equestrian, or simply someone fascinated by the rich cultures and traditions of the Irish Traveller and Gypsy communities, this blog is for you. We invite you to explore, engage, and be part of our ever-growing family. Together, let’s keep the spirit of the Appleby Horse Fair alive for generations to come.

Welcome to unofficial APPLEBY HORSE FAIR shop – where every post is a step closer to home.

Get Ready For Appleby Horse Fair In 2024

I love art, and so Hope is a design inspired by Appleby.

I love art, and I can’t wait to share my Appleby-inspired masterpieces with you guys this year. You will love them.

Appleby has inspired me to create not just this website but a whole collection of unique and original work.

It took many hours to create them so i look forward to showing them off to you so that you love them as much as i do and who knows you may want to own one of them?

If you want me to create a custom art piece, then please get in touch, and I will be more than happy to make it a reality. Plus, I sell limited edition stickers too.

About us page image depicting an horse

I sincerely hope this helps you come to Appleby Horse Fair to celebrate it with us.

Astrid Hartman

Appleby is where I love to visit to meet up with all my friends and make the best memories ever.