For most of the time commoners are busy with their own animals in their own part of the Forest. But there are some events that bring commoners together, for business, for fun, or a bit of both.

The ‘point to point’ races, the Beaulieu Road pony sales, the shows, and the annual meeting of the Commoners Defence Association, are all chances for commoners to meet and catch-up.

Christmas with the Calendar

Peggy Tillyer

Peggy Tillyer has lived in the Forest all her life. She spends a lot of her time helping to promote commoning, and she compiles the CDA calendar with all the key events in the commoning year. Here she explains what’s involved.