Little Alf the company was established in 2014 by Hannah Russell. Little Alf is a miniature Shetland pony who stands at just 28 inches high making him around the same size of a German Sheppard. Hannah started a blog about Little Alf’s antics and adventures around the Yorkshire dales which grew rapidly within a few months. Hannah had an idea to write a children’s book based on Little Alf which was published in October 2014 when Hannah was just 17 years old. – ‘The Magical adventure of Little Alf – The discovery of the wild pony.’
Due to the success of the first book Little Alf’s second book was published in April 2015, ‘The magical adventure of Little Alf – The enchanted forest’ and later in 2015 the Christmas sequel was also published about Little Alf ‘Little Alf the magic helper.’
In 2016 Hannah won 3 awards for her books across the UK and was recognised as runner up ‘Young entrepreneur of the year.’
In 2016 the next Little Alf book was published ‘The Magical adventure of Little Alf – The Hidden secrets’
Through the books Hannah and Little Alf help raise funds for the Riding for disabled association.
In 2017 Hannah and Little Alf received a special award for HRH princess Ann for ‘outstanding contribution’ for the awareness and support they have given to the charity.
Hannah plans to write a series of 12 books based on Little Alf’s adventures.
Hannah and Little Alf now have a shop based in the heart of Leyburn market Town, you can visit the shop, read all about the latest news what Little Alf has been up to and purchase the books and Little Alf merchandise.