National Geographic : 1930 Nov
THE ISLANDERS HOLD THEIR DERBY ON JULY 29, A NATIONAL HOLIDAY Amateur jockeys in white shirt and necktie, atop diminutive ponies, gallop down the home stretch in something less than 2:40. Faeroe ponies, sur vivals of the Celtic pony, more common in the Shetland Islands and Iceland, eat fish heads when they cannotget grass. Sydero shepherds frequently use ponies to drive their sheep. There the natives trained them, according to one early account, to ride down asheep and hold itfast between the forelegs until the shepherd could dismount and take charge of the animal.