‘He’s been on German TV!’ Barred from the pub, Patrick the pony is making the most of his fame – Rights History
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‘He’s been on German TV!’ Barred from the pub, Patrick the pony is making the most of his fame

The Shetland pony and (unofficial) mayor of Cockington was cruelly banned from his Devon local – but has now taken his show on the road

No political story this year hit quite as hard as the news that Patrick, the Shetland pony mayor of Cockington in Devon, had been barred from his local pub. The outrage over this injustice ripped through the media; first local, then national, then international. Four months later, it is finally time to ask: has Patrick recovered?

“Patrick is doing really well, and he’s enjoying still being the mayor of Cockington,” says his owner, Hannah Petrakis, who looks after Patrick with her husband, Kirk, noting with pride that “he’s gone pretty much worldwide in the media. He’s been on German TV several times now.”

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