One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bay horse of a strong breed originating in the north of England, formerly popular as carriage horses.
- ‘This meant the purity of the Cleveland bays became threatened; so in 1884 the Cleveland Bay Horse Society was formed to protect the purity of the breed.’
- ‘She explains that it's not just any old piece of material they pin to a triumphant pig, Holstein cow, Texel sheep or Cleveland bay.’
- ‘That's how Monty found himself galloping along the moors on a 17-hand Cleveland bay, despite having hardly any riding experience.’
- ‘The first landau was pulled by four Windsor grey horses, with a pair of Cleveland bays pulling the second carriage, flanked on each side by two mounted police.’
- ‘As President of the Cleveland Bay Society from 1987-89 he was influential in producing pure-bred Cleveland bays at the Royal Stud, Hampton Court.’
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