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Cunningsburgh Show.
Judges – Douglas MacArthur (Miniatures) and Kenneth Adams (Standards)  Results

This year’s Viking Shetland Pony Show (Results) took place on Sunday with spectators enjoying a good turnout of ponies. The weather was kinder than predicted, with more sunshine than was forecast allowing the majority of the classes to be judged in dry conditions.  The show has three sections, one for miniature ponies shown in-hand (under 34 inches), one for standard (34-42 inches) ponies shown in-hand and one ring for performance ponies. This year’s overall Supreme Champion went to the home bred standard stallion Merkisayre Kelvin exhibited by Elaine Tait of the Merkisayre Stud in Burra. Reserve Supreme went to the Miniature Ring Champion Snelsmore Karisma owned and exhibited by the Bergli Stud from Finnigarth, Walls. The winner of the Performance Ring was the Gelding Hollydell Royal Command ridden by Keiva Robertson and owned by the Solhiem Stud.
Other notable winners on the day were Laaward Incognita owned by the Laaward Stud who was Reserve Champion in the Standard Ring. Junior Champion in the same ring went to Robin’s Brae Stud’s 3 year old filly Clivocast Vanna with the Reserve Junior going to Hollydell Stud’s Hollydell Hesitation a 2 year old filly.  In the miniature ring Reserve Champion & Junior champion went to Gue Olivia a 1 year old filly from the Gue Stud and Reserve Junior and champion Foal went to Breckenlea Giocoso of the Breckenlea Stud.
The three judges who had all travelled up from England commented on both the high quality and good presentation of the ponies forward at the show.  It was also noted that the handlers were all very well dressed until the oilskins had to make an appearance! Show Secretary Ingrid Dickie on behalf of the Viking Show committee said “I would like to express our gratitude to everyone involved in the preparations for this year’s show, your continued support is greatly appreciated.  There was a fantastic showcase of ponies across all three rings and encouraging to welcome some new exhibitors along with our stalwart entrants!  We would like to thank you all for attending and extend our congratulations to all ribbon winners and Champions.”
Pony Breeders of Shetland Association (P.B.S.A) Chairman Irvine Burgess said “the quality of ponies on show was terrific and the ponies without ribbons could easily have won first prize at many other shows”.  He wished to thank our three Ring Sponsors, Dean Gilfillan Agricultural Supplies, Anderson & Company, Millgaet Media, all the class sponsors and everyone for contributing to making the show a success and for the friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. 

                     Merkisayre Kelvin

Clivocast Vanna

Gue Olivia                        

                  Laaward Incognita

Snelsmore Karisma

Hollydell Royal Command

Here's some memories of the Shetland pony international show at Hickstead 2010

A week later than that which used to be the date of the Sussex show, We hosted, whilst Chrissy Wells organised, the Southdown East branch of the pony club. They had their first go at cross country at Ludlay and then a gymkhana and food to finish off the day on Berwick playing fields. Video of Jack, firstly on Fandabbydosey and then our Dartmoor Dauntless, giving a lead to a less experienced boy.  Much fun for all.
Also in attendance and competing yesterday, was 3 year old Daisy Wells and her gelding, Cr. Beckam pictured here the week previously having done a 3 day pony club 'mini camp'

Daisy won't let her mother groom the pony, or do anything else to help either, unless it's genuinely beyond her. Very little is I'm told. From fancy dress to cross country is no leap at all to these two who are inseparable.

PS No winners places yesterday, but rosettes and sweets for, least tears after falling off. Best out of control pony. child who tried hardest etc. Lovely, everyone learnt something and were better for the experience.

Southern Group Autumn Show
schedule/entry form

To be held on  Sunday 5th Oct 2014 at

Priory Equestrian Centre, Frensham Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3DP  
Affiliated to - The Shetland Pony Stud Book Society, G.E.M.S.

Show Secretary: Mrs Delia Woodley Tel: 01962 772131 or 07824393559  delia.woodley1@btinternet.com 

Entries close: Monday 22nd Sept  (postmark)   Please note....NO late entries

  Central Scotland group Summer.

L-r Show supreme and res Supreme of show

click here for FULL results

This pleasant exchange took place this morning on Facebook. GH in blue
Hi Gerry, I notice on your wonderful page you had mentioned an annual subscription. If it supports your page then I'm most definitely in- is there any information ( I'm so bad at finding stuff on these pages) and how to pay x

The site is paid for by those having links to their web pages on the homepage. it is 50 per annum aug-july. if you would like your stud added, it would be a pleasure, tho I think a link to a blog of yours would give us all a laugh! Thanks for your appreciative words. g

I always find your comments and articles ruddy funny- perhaps I read things with my tongue on cheek, but I'm sure that's the way you've intended them to be! Hahaha it kills me- even if I have to go away and look up the odd flamboyant word!!

at least you 'get it' ;) some don't!

Hahahaha .... Can almost hear the silence as some read it hahahaha keep up the wonderful work- I love it. Now where do I send the pennies?

do you want a stud link? if you tell me name of stud/county i'll fix it and send papal inv?

Yes that would be fab-
Just got to say, that whilst EVERYONE follows this site it is nice to know that there are people prepared to chip in apart from loyal subscribers who of course are my priority, nonetheless, if deemed worthy, I'll give anyone a go when it comes to reportage.


        Serenteifi Morgan Llwyd                                  Treen of Hutton Gelding below                                and a follow up improved picture.

Equifest news

Serenteifi Morgan Llwyd,winning  1st Amateur ridden shetland, and 2nd open ridden m&m, Ridden by Verity Checkley


Equifest and a delighted Judy Norton who in her own words had this to say"Just wanted to show you, needs to be a better photo of him for shetland-pony, but he was fed up by the time the husband took this, nevertheless very proud moment for a middle aged, overweight, granny with 2 artificial knees!  He ran out like a flipping Gazelle,I ached like whatsit on Saturday night! x"

I agree, I've seen better photos, but he must be a good pony to win the gelding class at Equifest, so well done you. Ed.


Magreed Charlie Boy here's a mini that does the lot! Hs speciality is driving, both 'cones' and private drive. He does lead rein, hunts and here he is springing over 50cm with his jockey.

Owned by Alice Browning and sold by me to her as a 3 year old entire, i wondered whether her enthusiasm for him was to be a 'flash in the pan'. Certainly not, he does all his work regularly and clearly enjoys it, a credit to the mini Shetland pony.

Minsterley. Judge Mrs R. Rees

1st , Overall  Shetland  Champion  & Reserve Supreme  Inhand  Champion  of  Show, Champlers Mimosa. Mr & Mrs G Smith.



Fernhalls Sarah Jayne. Born 21st April 2014. Won her miniature foal class, and eligible to go into the overall foal championship of the show. There were all breeds forward in the foal championship, but to our amazement she was pulled out champion beating all the welsh breeds and shires etc. we were over the moon.

Enigma Pegasus. Above....... Reserve Overall Shetland Champion 
Best Miniature  1st Stallion Exhibitor Lisa Slinn

The Wessex Shetland Pony Group held their summer show on Sunday 17th August. Although a little windy at the start and a couple of heavy storms in the morning the weather held for us and the sun came out in the afternoon. With plenty of ponies forward our judges, Mr J McMaster and Mrs C Collinssplatt chose the following Champions to end the day.

Supreme Champion - Eiger Jupiter, Mr & Mrs P Gerring (picture attached) Reserve Supreme Champion - Kingswood Royal Saffire, Mrs Delia Woodley

Other results:

Overall Miniature Ring Champion - Eiger Jupiter. Reserve Overall Miniature Ring Champion - Whitchurch Willow, Mrs V Lang

Overall Standard Ring Champion - Kingswood Royal Saffire Reserve Overall Standard Ring Champion - Boxleaze Champlers - Mr B Gamblin

Miniature Junior Champion - Wotknotts Jethro, Mr & Mrs C Ridgers Reserve Miniature Junior Champion - Snelsmore Oceana, Mr & Mrs C Percy

Standard Junior Champion - Kingswood Royal Saffire Reserve Standard Junior Champion - Oakgrove Honey Brunch, Mrs B Wills

 Ridden Champion - Gammon Bluebell, George Gregory  Reserve Ridden Champion - Riccalton Talisman - Izzy Henry

 We were again happy to see good entries in the Young Handler classes, these  pictures (below) show some of them in their classes.

                                   Eiger Jupiter

Kingswood Royal Saffire

Some fantastic results at Saturdays show in Coalsnaughton well organised and what a super day out thanks to Louise Wilson and the Committee

Milday Darashan took champion miniature and overall champion miniature and reserve supreme overall 
Milday Oreo was 1st in the stallion class and reserve miniature champion  and reserve overall miniature to Milday Darashan 
Under the judge David Hodge 

LLANRWST Agricultural Show, North Wales.
 pictures below in order - left to right
Overall Champion & Best Miniature: Arthur Jones’ 9yo brood mare Camlan Ffion
Junior Champion & Reserve Overall Champion: Jones & Young’s 2yo filly Isle of Mona Arian
Best Foal: Jones & Young’s filly Isle of Mona Skye

Annual Renewals and subscriptions to shetland-pony.com. I am pleased with the annual renewal level, it shows your support and the site's ability to stay no.1 as the most used resource for enthusiasts. Every year, there is a natural 'wastage' (hate that term) of subscribers as breeders retire, or give up for various reasons. It's common knowledge that there is huge over production of equines in this country so the unfortunate process we are going through is market led. The vast majority of those who are continuing are reducing their numbers of breeding stock to match demand. Naturally prices have suffered as a result, in stallions in particular, for years studs have been 'overdone' with stallions and the lack of demand has GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH A LACK OF INSPECTION. (The demand for mares is equally as weak) There are plenty of stallions that were assessed under the Society scheme and they are not required either. I, amongst many others will have plenty more to say on the subject should it prove necessary, but for the purpose of the exercise I will say this.
Putting aside the EU laws on the matter which prohibits discrimination against any breeding animal. If foreign countries allowed our 'voluntary' assessment/evaluated stallions straight into their stud books without condition or undergoing their 'evaluation' there might be some merit in it, but they don't. I've listened to and been involved in this recurring argument over the last 30 years and come to the conclusion that no matter how well intended, inspection/evaluation whatever, some people will always breed poor stock. It is not intentional, nor exclusive to ponies, it's every breed and species of animal that is domesticated. Most of the European countries no longer need to buy UK bloodlines, they've already got them and if not they can get them from a nearer location than ours. So if your 'business plan' is to sell your production abroad, before you get carried away, look in the stud book appendix for exports and see how few have actually been exported. Having done so, may I suggest you get a new business plan. We all like punt' on a pony we fancy, it is part of the enjoyment, a new face, and that's where the foreign trade comes from, certainly not necessity. One thing I know is that sales abroad are a tiny part of UK trade under any regime, and there is no point ripping a united membership asunder over the issue. Ed. 

The schedule for the Southern Group Autumn Show will be out next week. Group secretary and show organiser Delia Woodley is keen to have a  foal class, both for minis and standards. The show is in early October and most foals will be weaned by then. However, if you have not weaned a later born foal and wish to show it, it may be shown with its mother, but the mother will not be judged as it is thought there will be few if any in this situation. Delia would like to remind everyone that entries WILL CLOSE two weeks before show date and there will be NO LATE AND NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES ALLOWED.

ANGLESEY COUNTY SHOW (Wednesday13 August) with Judge Mrs L. Sellars deciding as follows:
Overall Champion: Jones & Young’s 8 yo barren mare Isle of Mona Sheila below left
Reserve Champion: Mr & Mrs L. Gregory’s barren mare Brewards Penny
Junior Champion & Best Miniature: Mr A. M. Hughes’ Yearling filly Bodorgan Tess  - pic bottom right  (note of interest for you Gerry – sire is Cranford Nureyev) *
Reserve Junior Champion: Miss Hughes’ 2 yo filly Edern Peaches N Cream
Best Coloured: Brenda Critchlow’s Butterby Pazaz
The Shetland Pony Grand National was a feature in the main ring on both days!
Strange how  one's 'legacy' only shows once you stop! Both the mare classes at DOWNS Show last sunday, were out of Cranford Estee. Well done Jill of Buxted for getting the right sires to produce, Buxted Elsa and Buxted Esme.

Please put this on shetland-pony.com in the hope the lady may see it.  would be very grateful as my dad is devastated.............Ok this is a long shot but here goes at the breed show the other week a Scottish lady took a photo of my dad's black guide dog (she wasn't in harness) sadly the dog passed suddenly today and that would have been the last photo of her can we share and see if we can track down so I can get a copy for him – thanks  hamishshetlands@hotmail.co.uk

The power and reach of shetland-pony.com!! Within the hour of the above got this. Ed.........."Thanks Gerry it worked I have been in touch with David the official photographer.  It was Claire from the society who saw the post and sent me the photo once again many many thanks it means a lot"

Some of the breed's top ponies enjoying success at the National Pony Society's summer championships at Malvern.
All had to qualify in their classes at County or NPS Area shows to be able to compete, mostly against other small breeds, Welsh A's, Dartmoor and Exmoor. If you enjoyed success at the championships and you don't figure here, it is because these are all I know. I will add you if you advise me by sending pictures and details.
Well done
all involved, it's competing and winning at this level that dispels the myths of 'naughty' Shetlands. It's a battle, but one we are clearly winning.  It was the Shetlands competing that drew the most enthusiastic support from spectators and I was amazed to hear of the number of people, non Shetland owners that follow this site! I think every child there wanted a Shetland.
Barns Roseanna (Owners, Beltoy stud N. Ireland) winning the RHR Demolition Small junior ridden final and Overall Champion at NPS Champs.

Days later, also 2nd in the HOYS M&M FR at PUK with equal marks with first in a very strong class.

Brinleyview Camanchee (Owned by Anna Stevens) Winning the NFU championship, adding to his many top flight wins this year.
Cranford Vision
winning the HOYS qualifier at Nps Summer champs
Jade Ripper rides him, it's only his second Hoys qualifier 
of the season. He is 9 years of age, we have owned 
him for nearly 5years but this is 
Jade's first season on him in the ridden due to being to young to 
ride a stallion.
Vision was previously owned by the Woods family and
enjoyed much success under saddle and in hand.
Birchmoor Admiral (front Drover other side)

Birchmoor Admiral and Birchmoor Drover had their best ever NPS Championship show at Malvern last week.

Admiral ridden by Ellie Simmonds
2nd HOYS First Ridden 
2nd HOYS Ridden Shetland (Alice)
1st Micro Demolition,non Welsh First ridden,Champion First Ridden and Overall Micro Demolition Lead Rein and First ridden Supreme Champion.
Birchmoor Drover   ridden by Alice Tomlinson  
1st Intermediate Ridden class
1st Novice working Hunter,NPS Area 25 final class,
1st Ridden  pairs with Admiral 
2nd  NFU M/M ridden shetland
5th NPS prelim dressage 
Cranford Fandabbydosey (owned by Cranford stud) Reserve f/r WHP ridden by 10 year old Jack Dale. At their first championships, also got 4th and 5th in two other worker classes.

Downs Group Show. Report by Jill Jones. Well, after the storm predictions for our group show, we were lucky to just have a few heavy showers but we could carry on outside , thank you to all the people who came but sorry for the ones who didn't make it, we hope you didn't have any storm damage & we missed you. We were lucky at Cherry Tree we hardly had any wind but looking at the news that was not the case for everyone. Huge thank you to our stewards Simon Read & Sandra Collicot for an excellent job & Gerry & Kevin for stepping in & judging our Fun Ring, we were very pleased with the show at this lovely venue, massive thank you Anne & Brian for letting us invade your home , some of our entries came from miles away, Newbury , Bedfordshire, Kent & even the Isle of Wight, thank you all, we could not run these shows without your continued support, we always worry if we will have enough entries for our judges but again you did us proud, a few classes were down but others up , we had 14 yeld mares & even more pleasing 5 brood mares & foals, how lovely to see the foals out again. the children had a ball in the Fun Ring & the 3 fancy dress entries were brilliant, Gerry's idea to put them in the main ring just before the supreme paid off as they had a huge round of applause before everyone went, definitely remember that for the future, congratulations to all our our winners will post more pics later, hope everyone enjoyed themselves & got home safely. J.J.
Principal results  Standard ch + Supreme  BUXTED ENCHANTING Pearce/ Hopkins,   below left
Junior ch +res ring ch + res sup BUXTED DARIUS Page/ Greene,   res jun ch SHARPTOR TRUFFLE J Hawkins,
Ridden ch  KERLOCH REBEL J Hawkins, res ridden ch BLACKATOR ISLAND WHISPER Emily Joyce
Miniature ch SNELSMORE JASPER  C & J Percy, res mini ch  BUXTED ESME ELphick/ Robins,
Jun ch SHAWDENE EVE G Mather, res jun ch SNELSMORE QUERL C & J Percy
Champion foal KINGSACRE ELATION D Elphick / G Robins
Champion gelding KERLOCH REBEL J Hawkins

BUXTED ENCHANTING. Standard ch + Supreme at Downs Group Show. ~   Pearce/ Hopkins

BUXTED DARIUSJunior ch +res ring ch + res sup  Page/ Greene,

                                                                                                                                        This it seems is 'minecraft' a computer game. Come on, keep up!

Snelsmore Jasper Miniature Champion, 


Junior Champions,  Mrs Mather's Shawdene Eve
and Res Jun, Snelsmore Q-Me

Last pic, but not least!

Aha, the 'Kingsacre mafia'. Check the shades.
 res mini ch  BUXTED ESME ELphick/ Robins. Champion foal KINGSACRE ELATION D Elphick / G Robins


Kinross show on Saturday. Kerswell Montgomery 
taking Miniature Champion and overall Res Shetland Pony Champion


Ali Lynch & Lathom Jesmay
won their class at Fillongley Show today and were Reserve Standard Champion. We had a deluge all morning then a near hurricane so a lot of people gave up and went home or didn't come in the first place!!



Pirouette Midnight Debut (yearling) - Junior Champion, Standard Champion & Reserve Overall Champion.
Miniature Champion & Overall Champion taken by the Pinglewood stud.

EGLWYSBACH Show in the Conway Valley, North Wales, was blessed with sunshine today (thankfully!). Some exhibitors still a bit weary after the Breed Show but we soldiered on:
Junior & Overall Champion: E. Fitzhugh’s miniature 2yo colt Treflys Fanando
Reserve Champion: Jones & Young’s barren mare Isle of Mona Sheila (pic below left)
and her Yearling daughter Isle of Mona Sheena taking Reserve Junior Champion (pic below right) 
Judge: L. Gregory.  E.Y.

Canwell Show in the miniature 4 year old and over class, Brenda Twining's Pinglewood Tobemory was 1st. Ali Lynch and Mr & Mrs M Caine's Corleyoak Easter Bobby Dazzler were 3rd Also Ali Lynch and Mr & Mrs Caine's Lathom Jesmay won the 4 year old and over 'standard' shetland class. and were standard champion.  Following their Breed Show success,   Brenda and Tobermory went on to be M & M Champion and overall in-hand champion

The Downs Shetland Pony Group Summer Show WILL GO AHEAD THIS SUNDAY  IF need be they have the use of the indoor school. It's only weather and it's August so bring your wet gear IF it's going to be wet. 30-40% chance it won't even rain. Honest!

Champlers Georgia  1st & Reserve Standard Champion.
Championship Results from Bakewell Show, 
Judge. Peter Robinson Esq. 
Overall Champion Kinness Victory /The Britland Family
Reserve Champion Champlers Georgia Mr & Mrs G Smith
Junior Champion Brewards Pippa  Mr & Mrs L Gregory
Reserve Junior Champion  Eiger Osco Littlefort Stud


Black Isle Show. The photo is of the winner of the Standard Young Handlers class, 8 year old Arun Nye with Brockville Endeavour. Endeavour was kept entire until he was 4, then gelded and for the last 12 months Arun has worked really hard to break him in. They’ve been competing at Pony Club over the summer and today was their first big show. We were all so proud of them and as you can see Arun was delighted! T.T

standard results only, sorry. Can anyone supply full mini results?

Standard Shetland Results

Standard Judge: Mrs S A Clark
Miniature Judge: Mr I Burgess

Stallion 4 yrs & over
1. Kinkell Goodlad - Mrs J Barry
2. Mawcarse Earl - Mawcarse Shetlands
3. Millhouse Director - W & K Campbell

Colt, 2 or 3 yrs old
1. Newglen Luca - A & E Glennie

Yeld Mare, 4 yrs & over
1. Kinkell Gilean - Mrs J Barry
2. Gipsy of Chapelhill - Emma Campbell
3. Stow Rosie - Balnakyle Show Team

Mare, 4 yrs & over with foal at foot
1. Hawkdale Dixie - Donna Lochtie
2. Rashiburn Lady - W & K Campbell
3. Erray Chickweed - Mr & Mrs J Swan

1. Rashiburn Dawn - W & K Campbell
2. Mawcarse Lord Daiquiri - Donna Lochtie
3. Stow Chiquita - Mr & Mrs J Swan

1. Kinkell Evianna - Mrs J Barry
2. Rawside Royal Annabelle - I Spence & S Pye
3. Newglen Solo - A & E Glennie

Two or Three Year Old Filly
1. Stow Violetta - Mr & Mrs J Swan
2. Warrackston Tigerlilly - I Spence & S Pye
3. Warrackston Tamara - Miss Irene Spence

Gelding, Any Age
1. Clothie Mitchell - Miss Irene Spence / Miss Kayleigh Nicol
2. Brockville Endeavour - Lorraine Jones
3. Tornaveen Danny Boy - Vic Thomson & Marie Elson


Any Coloured Pony (other than black)
1. Kinkell Goodlad - Mrs J Barry
2. Mawcarse Earl - Mawcarse Shetlands
3. Kinkell Gilean - Mrs J Barry

Group of Three Ponies
1. Mawcarse Shetlands
2. W & K Campbell
3. Mr & Mrs J Swan

Standard Young Handler 16 yrs & under
1. Brockville Endeavour - Arun Nye
2. Gipsy of Chapelhill - Emma Campbell
3. Merkisayre Jo - Neil MacDonald

Ridden Shetland
1. Gipsy of Chapelhill - Emma Campbell
Clothie Mitchell - Kayleigh Nicol also best Lead Rein.
3. Merkisayre Jo - Neil MacDonald

Standard Champion: Kinkell Goodland - Mrs J Barry

Reserve Standard Champion: Hawkdale Dixie - Donna Lochtie

Miniature Champion: Hjaltland Hirta - Mr Donald Macleod

Reserve Miniature Champion - Hjaltland Thor - E & S Knight

Overall Shetland Champion: Kinkell Goodland - Mrs J Barry

Reserve Overall Shetland Champion: Hjaltland Hirta - Mr Donald Macleod


Another lovely day showing - Soffia and Earlswood Joules having a super time, winning the barren mare / gelding in hand class, then the ridden, winning the cup for the Best Rider Under 12 and then on to being Shetland Champions at Nevern Agricultural Show - lovely day, great company and fantastic weather.

Here is the main Shetland result from the Honiton & District Agricultural show, Thursday 7th August 2014, judged by Mrs D.V.M Howell of Hampshire.
Eiger Jupiter, owned by Mr & Mrs P Gerring took 1st place in the miniature stallion class, Overall Miniature Champion and Overall Supreme Shetland Champion and then went on to win the Mountain & Moorland Pony Supreme Championship taking the NPS Silver Medal.

Is this the first mini to win  NPS Silver medal?????? Well done. Ed.

Burwarton Show,
Jennifer Harris' Halstock Matador won the mini Shetland class over 4 yrs with 16 entries – Stallion, Mare or Gelding. pic with a very PROUD Jennifer. They also won the Coloured Shetland class – any age and were awarded the best Miniature Shetland Pony rosette. 
In the championship, three standard ponies took the SPSBS rosettes and they were awarded the BEST MINIATURE IN SHOW and won a lovely cup! They proudly attended the main parade in the afternoon and enjoyed every moment.
More results from Burwarton. Windsome's Pip - 1st , Stallion, Mare and Gelding class 4 years and over.  Shetland Champion (pictured below left) Owned by J.E Sherratt. Ember's Black Knight - 1st 1,2 and 3 year old, Colt, Filly or Gelding.Best Yearling Junior Champion and Reserve Champion (pictured below  right) Owned by Miss N Andersen Smith.
Pankymoor Perisma - 2nd 1,2 and 3 year old, Colt, Filly or Gelding
Reserve Junior Champion     Owned by J.E Sherratt

Breed show official photographers  www.imagetogo.net/go/?27648

Don't forget it's
The Downs Shetland Pony Group Summer Show
Sunday 10th August
At and with kind permission of Ann Page's Cherry tree farm
Judges Mr & Mrs Griffiths (Ladbury stud,Wales)
schedule/entry here

Remember the warning recently.....these shows will only continue if they have support

Oswestry Show 2nd August 2014

Champion Lathom Jolene – Miss J Woods                     Reserve Champion Rugpit Elliot – Miss L Millichap

Junior Champion Kirkstall Jenny Wren – Miss F Morkill              Reserve Junior Champion Pirouette Midnight Debut – P & K Hampton

Best Miniature Rugpit Elliot – Miss L Millichap                  Best Gelding Earlswood Ellen's Legacy – Mrs E Gray

Please say a huge thank you to all competitors in the fun ring today at the breed show.  It made all the effort worth while to see smiles and laughter and children enjoying their ponies.  Thinking caps on now to make it even better for next year.  Thank you,
Jayne whitehouse (SPSBS Judge),
Ps. It made a lovely change to judging the serious stuff and reminded me of my childhood x Happy to pass it on. Ed.

While other (more sensible) people (Not sure about that one! Ed) enjoyed a day at the breed show, we spent the day hosting a Children's Professional photo shoot with the talented equine photographer Katarzyna Okrzesik.
Katarzyna who is only in the UK for a short time before returning to her homeland of Poland started  the day at 9.30am and finishing just after 5pm, taking individual & family group pictures of a total of 29 local children with our ponies in a static scene and out with the herds in the fields. 
I know they say never to work with children or animals and soon after we began I was firmly agreeing with that statement but as the day went on we got into the swing of it and everything ran like clockwork. The ponies as usual were complete professionals!

In a galaxy, far far away (Harrogate) 3rd August, the SPSBS Breed show ....send me your news and I'll copy and paste it onto this page..................photos below
Glen Smith's Gott Mabs 2nd in a very large class of Miniature yeld mare...........

Anna Stevens' Sapphire Classic, won the HOYS open ridden qualifier, ridden by Tomma Shepherd, produced by Debbie Barr

Standard black ring. Jane Smith's Threapwood Tarna Yearling Filly 1st and Reserve Junior Champion.

Coloured Ring 1st mare and coloured ring champion champion, The Eames family's Merkisayre Jolly

2/3 yr old coloured colts 1st, Jun ring ch, reserve coloured ring ch & res supreme jun Ann Page's Buxted Darius,

Standard Coloured ring, 2nd gelding and best broken coloured A Lynch's Cranford Juggernaut.

Standard Black 2 yo filly 2nd  – Jones & Young’s Isle of Mona Arian – also awarded the trophy for Best Bred in Wales
Standard Black 3 yo filly 3rd  – Jones & Young’s Isle of Mona Shandie
Standard Black Brood Mare 2nd – Jones & Young’s Isle of Mona Skylight
Yearling mini colt class 1st Mrs G Mather's Shawdene Givanchy
2 year old filly class 2nd Mrs G Mather's Shawdene Faberge
3 year old filly class. Mrs G Mather's Shawdene Ebony

Standard coloured brood mare 2nd M. Arden's Clayland's Chloe.

 M. Arden's standard Colt foal Claylands Nordsman 

Coloured yeld mare 2nd C Pearce/P Hopkins' Buxted Enchanting.

Standard col standard stallion.  1st M. Arden's Claylands Prince of Foxt. 2nd JE Jones Buxted Daniel

Mini yeld mare. 1st & reserve mini champion, C. Howe's Kentstone Lily

Mini 3 year old filly. Countess De La Warr's Fairy Blaeberry.

Mini yearling filly 1st and Best Miniature Yearling Bred in Wales. Claire Connor's Coedgleision Kitty

Mini brood mare. D Elphick's Buxted Jemima

Mini foal C & J Percy's Snelsmore?

Mini stallion 2nd place Johnston and Plews Parlington Quentin

Best Novice Col Yeld Mare, Overall Best Novice Coloured Ring and Overall Supreme Novice of Show, Claire Connor's Barns Poppy

mini 2/3 years colt 1st + Jun Champion. Johnston and Plews Parlington Zephyr

Mini yearling filly 2nd Johnston and Plews Parlington Annaliese

Open progeny class, 1st Johnston and Plews Parlington Quentin, Zephyr and Anneliese

Coloured champion Merkisayre Jolly Eames family

Mini yeld mare 1st and reserve ring champion, Kentstone Tilly owned by Mr G W Howe

Miniature foal 2nd John Lawrie's Milday Razena 
3rd and 5th respectively in the huge yeld mare class Dawn Bryce/ J Clitheroe's full sisters buxted evette and buxted Eloise 
Standard black stallion 1st Mr & Mrs L Gregory's Brewards Pluto
2 year old mini filly 3rd Christine Gray's Enigma Titania  .

Yearling mini 4th  Christine Gray's Enigma Zola -
Yearling standard coloured colt 1st K Hutchinson's Butterby Guardsman.

2 year old standard black filly 1st  K Hutchinson's Deraden Duchess.
Black yearling colt 1st E.A.Barnes' Rosslyn Sir Maxwell 
3 year old black standard filly  1st, black jun champ and overall jun champion Mr & Mrs L Gregory's Brewards Pippa

Supreme of Show Brenda Twining's miniature Pinglewood Tobermory.
Res. Supreme Gill Needham's standard black mare ~ Dryknowl Verity Plum.





photos contributed variously. Thank you



Fantastic weather at Cardigan County Show  this year.

Soffia Cynwyl was NPS Mini Champion on Earlswood Joules as well as second and Reserve

Champion to India Latter on Willow of Crafton in the Shetland Class. A few days later in

torrential rain, Soffia took Champion at Fishguard Agricultural Show.



And now for something completely different, in its own way every bit as enjoyable.
Our Miniature Gelding Lornath Gethins Flame (Gregory) has done us proud to date this year at the few shows we have been able to attend. He has great movement and he is a pleasure to show.  We started to drive him last year and he took to it straight away. He can be ridden by the grandchildren and has a wonderful temperament and personality.  He is a wonderful example of a Miniature Shetland Pony Gelding that can be so versatile and a much loved part of our family.
Jan & Rob Sayer

Stonking campaign for Anna Steven's stallion, Brinleyview Camanchee,

Brinleyview Camanchee has had on unstoppable few weeks, after winner in hand at the Royal welsh, he was 1st and res champ in the straight through Olympia qualifier at New Forest, and then returned 2 days later and was 1st and res champion in the HOYS  coloured, then the next day onto Royal International where he was 1st in the small breed final.  Ridden by  Gemma Pallett, owned by Anna Stevens and produced by Debbie Barr.

Standing back as I can these days, I am so aware of the nervous state some exhibitors are in as they launch themselves toward Harrogate for the Shetland breed show. There are 3 very good judges, but at the end of the day it’s an opinion, on the day. Someone else may well call it differently. Enjoy it, take it as it  comes, and obviously in each class there can only be one winner so congratulate them, you’ll have your day another day. It is not life or death. Good luck to all.

HELP.....Can anyone take a small yearling filly, mini to Harrogate to spsbs show this weekend? Sold to be delivered there but person booked cannot go. V tame, v small. We can bring to you. 50 fee will be paid if you can help. Ta. 01323 870657

the power of the internet...sorted. thanks!!

A reminder for the Kington Show on the 13th September Really trying to get the word across to as many different counties in England and Wales. All of the details are currently on the Schedules page.
Some more news from the New Forest show from the Miniature in hand ring.

Snelsmore Quedesha winner of the yearling class. pictured.
Snelsmore Lalique winner of the Mare class and Snelsmore Oceana also won the 2/3 yr. old class and Junior Champion.


Latest news from New forest. David Hodge and Julian Walters win the miniature Shetland and standard Shetland championships with Top Rock Johntie and Sharptor Trinity respectively.
Trinity went on to be reserve champion in the 'Cuddy'. Ed. So close, well done, fab pony.
Brinleyview Comanchee Anna Steven's skewbald stallion won his class and was reserve champion in the Olympia qualifier. 

MORE....31-07. Brinleyview Comanchee
has won the HOYS coloured qualifier under saddle with Gemma Pallett at the New Forest show!!Well done team!! One little pony and two big tickets!!


Collytown stud had a welcome surprise when their miniature Yearling Collytown Shimmy took Champion Shetland today at Yealmpton Agricultural Show with Dave & Sally Bowden's lovely Standard Mare Lakehead Maybelline taking Reserve under judge Mrs Y Small.
Bit of a hat trick for us - three Championships at the last three shows with three different homebred ponies.

Gott Mabs. Miniature Mare owned by Glenn Smith
June 7th.            Severn Valley WPCA Show.         
1st & Miniature Champion

Judge Mrs. S. Cozens.

New Forest Show, Fusilier of Duntish 1st in gelding and Champlers Rose Blossom 1st in 1,2,3 year old.
Owned by Lynda Rowland

   A bit of good advice from the NHS.
Daphne Brown, Braywood stud has decided at 80 to retire from breeding ponies, and will keep only a couple of 'old ladies' as pets. In her hey day Daphne enjoyed much success in the ring with her Braywood ponies.

See the ponies available here, stallions and mares



Let's hear it for Kerswell!! Ed.

Alichbrae Shetland ponies did well on Saturday at Braco show, taking Miniature Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion against a mixed class of horses and ponies with Kerswell Montgomery they also took Reserve Junior Champion with Kerswell Monypenny who is a yearling and has only been out three times taking two Championships to date.

left, a picture of Kerswell Montgomery.



Much has changed in the U.K. since the clock struck twelve ushering us into the 21st century. Old certainties are gone, loyalty in business or to a supplier is not worth a carrot. Times have been hard in this country, not like the 1930’s admittedly, no one has starved, yet this recession has been compared as being as bad.

Where once all girls aspired to pony ownership and to some extent, boys also, now they have so many other things to do, sadly, mostly involving a games console or PC, the responsibility of looking after an equine, 7 days a week 365 days a year seems a big ask. Where are all the young people coming from who are prepared to devote 30 or 40 years to breeding ponies of any variety? Too many ‘old hands’, stalwarts of the breeds have retired or passed on leaving a huge gap of knowledge and dedication to the breed and the Society.

All breed Societies need committees to keep them afloat and running smoothly. There is definitely a paucity of people prepared to give of their time and at their own expense to take on a mantle of what was always considered to be an honour and a privilege. It is with that situation manifest, the Shetland Council need to change the constitution to alleviate the situation, allowing a member for Wales and one for Northern Ireland in their own right.

It is common knowledge that I believe it shouldn’t matter geographically who serves on Council, especially since the internet has drawn everyone closer and perceptions that one part of the UK may be done down if not represented has proven to be nothing more than urban myth. Having said that, I know a lot of people have felt ‘disenfranchised or disconnected’ since Council reduced the overall number of seats. Similarly for Northern Ireland. Yes there are only a few studs for Shetland ponies in a province overrun with equines, and they must feel completely cut off and for those two reasons alone, but the quality of the ponies in those studs is very good and must be kept in the fold

The wise ‘counsel’ that has invariably been associated with both N.Ireland and Wales, that whether you are going to the AGM or not, if not you should fill in the proxy vote recently sent to you by the office, returning it, backing all of the Council’s propositions voting ‘for’. It will show council we care and reinstate a situation where everyone felt represented and ‘part of it’. GH

Royal Welsh Show brings 'double success' for the 'Boys from Devon' David & Julian.
Judge Mr N Vale, champion Sharptor Trinity (left) and reserve Top Rock Johntie (right).

A long trip to Bedfordshire County, but pleasing results for Daphne Elphick and Georgina Robins of Kingsacre stud, East Sussex.
Miniature Champion & Supreme Champion  Buxted Jemima ( Elphick / Robins Kings Acre)
Junior Miniature Champion Kings Acre Princess Beatrice ( Elphick / Robins Kings Acre Stud ) Buxted President Third and Best Miniature - in the standard and miniature stallion class

This is Beaudesert Dark Secret, known as Tildy.  We took her to the Performance show and were delighted when she won the veteran class.  She is 23 and although that is not a great age for a Shetland two years ago she was diagnosed with Cushings.  I thought seeing these photos might be a comfort to anyone else who has recently had a pony diagnosed with the same problem.
I must give all credit for her amazing condition to my friend Roslyn Bennett who has had the care of her for the last two and a half years.  When I broke my shoulder Roslyn came and collected both my mares and took them home with her and there they have stayed.   She is not on drugs for her condition but on a wonderful herbal supplement.  I would also like to thank Hazel Bennett, one of Tildy’s ex-riders, for showing her at Malvern.

And can I echo your sentiments about how special the performance show is for everyone.  We are not big show people but have been to Malvern many times since 1994 with various ponies and small children, there are classes for everyone.          Best wishes Joan Ferguson

Collytown ponies attended another open day event, this time raising funds for Power Pack a Devon based charity that creates opportunities for young wheel chair users. We helped raise a total of 175 which will go towards the amazing work this charity does to ensure these children get to live their life's to the max.
Although our ponies have never actually seen a wheel chair before they were not fazed and stood solid as a rock to be stroked by the children.
A great testimony for the breed, so kind & gentle.  Chamaine Blamey

Get off your knees in the show ring for the following reasons.............
a) you are showing a pony, not a dog.
b) It is incorrect, because should a pony get startled, at best you 'might' be able to get up and out of its way. You cannot dodge sideways or backwards and the age of some exhibitors, jumping up is a physical ability long gone.
c) You want to be taken seriously by the other breeds...............start acting appropriately
d) Not least, you look stupid.

N.B Should something occur that caused your pony to panic and injure you, your chance of compensation would be about nil, for 'not being in proper control'.

Replies........first one is from a judge.
You do make me chuckle, as reading your little quips on the web ,it took the words right out of my mouth. The times I look at people looking right down the nostrils of a cute foal, that really could be a ticking  time bomb waiting to explode and dance all over them.
Having bred, shown and handled foals from Irish Draught and Arabs down to ponies ,Kneeling down was never a option and carrying a dustbin lid to ward off flying feet was a live saver. I could add a few more silly poses to the list  but will refrain.

Performance show. 3 Counties showground.12-13 July.


A short shower on Sunday morning, welcomed, was the reality when a deluge was forecast, the show enjoyed fabulous sunny weather. Organiser Viv Hampton along with Sue Bearcroft and their stewards and judges must have been delighted with the show, reflecting their efforts. There was a very good in hand entry on the Sunday which is welcomed, but as the performance show, it strives to put on classes to suit every activity and level of ability in ridden and driven.

If you have never been, make a note in your diary for mid July next year. The children all play together and friendships formed and the event enjoys a barbecue in the evening.

Do make the effort to attend if you can, and if  as a parent, you could steward a few classes, i know the organisers would appreciate some help on the 2 days.

Here is a selection of some of the lovely photos that may be viewed and bought on www.emmpix.co.uk and shetland-pony.com thank them for providing this selection. GH


Some results from Great Yorkshire show. Judged by: John Harrison on 10.07.14
Dryfesdale Diversity : below,  First prize yeld mare and champion. Dryfesdale Delilah  : below right, First prize yearling. The Great Yorkshire show has recently affiliated, happy to promote the show.

The National Performance Shetland show held at the Three county show ground 13/07/2014
Snelsmore Nevada Miniature Champion and Reserve In-hand Supreme.
Kindy Heidi winner of the mare class and Reserve Miniature champion
Also in the picture her filly foal Snelsmore Roxanne taking the best foal rosette.
Pinglewood took both the Junior and Reserve Junior positions. 
A lovely grey standard pony won the supreme but not sure who it was 
One of memories of the show will always be seeing GH asleep in the front of the car, Kevin asleep in the back of the lorry, and baby asleep outside in the pram.
I wish I had a camera at that moment, it would have said it all.
True, I am the manifestation of sleeping beauty! More on performance show when results come through. Suffice at this stage to say it was a well run, happy event. GH

Last Saturday, eight year old Soffia Cynwyl and her pony Earlswood Joules took the Shetland Championship at The Clettwr Hunt Show under judge, Nigel Lewis and over the weekend, Soffia and Earlswood Joules were again Shetland Champions at the Tivyside Agricultural Show - also winning Best Ridden Shetland and Best Coloured Shetland - delighted!! A.F.

Collytown a fabulous day on Saturday 12th at Liskeard Show under Judge Mrs Shirley Cozens
Collytown Suki 1st in the 2&3 Year Old Miniature Class, Junior Miniature Champion, Overall Miniature Champion & Supreme Champion Shetland!
we were a little emotional to say the least, and very proud to join the other Champions in the main ring for the Supreme Light Horse Championship and parade.
It was also a family affair Ellie won the child handler class & younger sister Lauren (age 4) being placed a well deserved 3rd in a class of six children aged 12 & under, great day all round!

Yesterday at Caz's Fun show 13-07-2014,  two child handlers and 2 geldings showed that the gelding is no longer inferior in the show ring. Darklake Loki (bred by C.Seipp) & Jess Tropman won the 13years & under, Reserve Champion young handler, Senior Standard Champion & Overall Supreme of show. Little Madi Hannaford  & Kelliwic Bullseye (homebred) won the young handler under 8 class, solid colour class, Senior Miniature Champion & Reserve Supreme of Show. There were two very proud mums outside the ring I can tell you!

Central Scotland Shetland Pony Group Junior Members Kimberley Dow, age 10 with Earlswood Blake and Lewis Wilson, age 8 with Oakley of Auckhorn recently participated for the first time in the Fife Hunt Pony Club Junior 4 day camp with their geldings.

Oakley and Blake were put through their paces in dressage, cross country and show jumping disciplines and their red team won the points accumulator for inspection every morning. 

Very well done to you both, keep up the good work.     L.W.

Fairytail Hit The Jackpot , Overall shetland champion at Newport
agricultural show Shropshire July 2014,
Judged by Nigel Vale , owned and shown by the Mowview stud.


 A clear warning. With the Southern Group cancelling its summer show for the lack of pre entries, the writing is on the wall. If you want local ‘group shows’ to continue, it is imperative that closing dates for entries must be re established, and adhered to. Show secretaries are finding themselves 'ringing round to ask exhibitors 'are you entering the show this year'? THAT  is beyond the call of duty and it was the Southern group's secretary, quite rightly refusing to play that, that caused the cancellation. LET'S hope members adhere to the closing date for the autumn show, or lose it  they will. After all, County shows close entries 6 weeks before the show day. Group shows are run on a non profit making basis, or usually if there is a profit, it goes to the group’s funds. Nevertheless, organisers are concerned that a change in the weather could decimate the ‘entry on the day’ element, which has become the larger part. Organisers are concerned that where judges are booked to come a long way, that the entry warrants such effort by the appointed judges and expense to the show. Further, each class has to have rosettes from 1-5 ordered which can be wasted if only two entered in a class. If you want your group or local show to survive, make the commitment and enter by the closing day. Group and local shows are run for the benefit of exhibitors, not the organisers. Do not say you have not been  warned.

Full results of the 2014 National Breed Show of Wales  here
Class 53 should read 2nd Blackertor Unruffled - Jennifer Harris and 3rd Blackertor Perdy - S Yardley & A Rowbottom

And to underline the item below, this arrived this morning...........All foals sold. Realistic prices and hopefully things are improving. Also, of course, sold the mare and foal on shetland-pony.com.  Judy Freer. Merrylees stud Xx
GH says... Yes it takes time preparing pics etc, but update your site and response will follow.

No pop ups, no cookies, no advertising (apart from yours) no spyware or cookies or tracking. Just Shetland stuff in an unbeatable easy access format.

Shetland-pony.com. Maybe it’s because it was the first dedicated Shetland-pony site in the UK. Maybe it’s because my enthusiasm for maintaining it, promoting everything good about the Shetland pony in all its manifestations does not wane, whatever size, colour or in whatever it excels, or maybe because its address Shetland-pony.com  is so well known nationally and internationally, for all of those reasons and more, it remains the number one resource for enthusiasts to ‘visit’ regularly to find all things relevant to the breed.

It remains free of advertising and gizmos, easy to navigate, I’ve tinkered with the format, but you all enjoy its simplicity, so why fix what ain’t broke? Studs fold, people retire, but to date new studs come on to fill their places. Despite the facebook phenomenon, which I use to promote this web site, serious buyers still refer to the stud pages of Shetland-pony.com when looking for stock, probably because that’s where the quality ponies reside.

On a personal note, we no longer breed minis at Cranford. We’ve had a lot of fun with them over the years, but the last ten years we

have been more engaged with the ridden pony and hardly ever show minis in hand now and so over the last 5 years we have

dispersed them. From hereon in the intention is to breed 2 – 3 standard foals annually, and continue to enjoy competing with some of

them under saddle. With your continued support I will carry on reporting your news, continue driving upwards the perception of our

favoured breed,  and make sure your attention is drawn to the things I believe you should  know, without fear or favour. GH

South West Shetland Pony Group Summer Show 6th July 2014

Class 1 – Young Handler  - up to 8 years old

1st Lauren Blamey - Collytown Free Spirit

2nd Ellie Blamey  - Collytown Thumbelina

3rd Madison Hannaford  - Trelaske Magic Myth

Class 2 – Young Handler – up to 12 years old

1st Ellie Blamey  - Collytown Thumbelina

Class 3 – Young Handler  - up to 16 years old

1st Jessica Tropman -  Darklake Loki

2nd Jess Lillicrap  - Collytown Suki

3rd Georgina Pitts - Helawi Caspia

Young Handler Champion – Jessica Tropman - Darklake Loki

Young Handler Reserve Champion - Lauren Blamey - Collytown Free Spirit

Class 4 – Lead Rein

1st Lauren Blamey - Collytown Free Spirit

2nd – Alice Parker – Tegan Merlin

Class 5 – Open Ridden

1st Amber Heywood – Darklake Dingo

Ridden Champion - Lauren Blamey - Collytown Free Spirit

Ridden Reserve Champion - Amber Heywood – Darklake Dingo

Class 6 – Standard Gelding 4+

1st Darklake Loki – Jessica Tropman

2nd Coryhill Panther – Mrs S Braddon

3rd Darklake Dingo – Amber Heywood

Class 7 – Standard Yearling

1st Darklake Montana – Mrs L Tropman

2nd Roughtor Diamond – Patricia Nassau-Williams

3rd Zennor Coral – Mrs M Matthews

Class 8 – Standard Two Year Old

1st Bellever Eternal Flame – Mr & Mrs Bowden

2nd Stepley Tamaka – Mrs Cozen

3rd Samber Sylvinnia – Mrs Rae

Class 9 – Standard Three Year Old

1st Lovaton Socrates – Andrea Foster

2nd Westbridge Park Betty Boop – Mrs Chapple

Class 10 – Standard Brood Mare 4+

1st Lakehead Meredith – Mr & Mrs Bowden

Class 10a – Standard Foal

1st Lakehead Merianne – Mr & Mrs Bowden

Class 11 – Standard Yeld Mare 4+

1st Carmaco Pocheen – C Cook

2nd Darklake Suleika – Mrs S Braddon

3rd Zennor Abigail – Mrs M Matthews

Class 13 – Miniature Gelding 4+

1st Tawna Viceroy – Pam Tabb

2nd Collytown Brammer – C Babbage

3rd Kelliwic Bullseye – Mrs G Hannaford 

Class 14 – Miniature Yearling

1st Tawna Nutkin – Pam Tabb

2nd Tawna Florence – A Runnalls & F Hammond

3rd Collytown Shimmy – Mrs A Blamey

Class 15 – Miniature Two Year Old

1st Tawna Angelica  - A Runnalls & F Hammond

2nd Collytown Silkwood  - Mrs A Blamey

3rd Collytown Indiana Jones – C Babbage

Class 16 – Miniature Three Year Old

1st Collytown Suki – Mrs A Blamey

2nd Tawna Midas – Fiona Lawrence

Class 17 – Miniature Yeld Mare 4+

1st Collytown Cassandra – Mrs A Blamey

2nd Tawna Tia Maria – A Runnalls & F Hammond

3rd Collytown Thumbelina – Mrs A Blamey


Class 18 – Miniature Brood Mare 4+

1st Mignon Tiffany – Mrs Gillingham

Class 18a – Miniature Foal

1st Mignon Xander – Mrs Gillingham 

Class 19 – Miniature Stallion 4+ 

1st Treworder Grange Mischief- Noreen Burt & John Brendon-Cook

2nd Treworder Grange Simeon – Noreen Burt & J Brendon-Cook

Class 20 – Owner Bred Youngstock

1st Westbridge Park Betty Boop – Mrs Chapple

2nd Roughtor Diamond – P Nassau - Williams

3rd Tawna Angelica – A Runnalls & F Hammond

Class 21 – Owner Bred 4+

1st Carmaco Pocheen – C Cook

2nd Collytown Cassandra – Mrs A Blamey

3rd Westbridge Park It’s a Cracker – Mrs Chapple

Class 22 – Novice Any Age

1st Tegan Merlin – Jayne Parker

2nd Tawna Nutkin – Vic Tabb

Class 23 – Black Any Age

1st Darklake Loki – Jessica Tropman

2nd Carmaco Pocheen – C Cook

3rd Roughtor Diamond – P Nassau-Williams

Class 24 – Broken Coloured Any Age

1st Tawna Viceroy – Pam Tabb

2nd Helawi Caspia – Georgina Pitts

3rd Knix Honika – Mrs Chapple

Class 25 – Solid Colour other than Black Any Age

1st Trelaske Jumanji – Helen Fuller

2nd Helawi Golden Amber – Georgina Pitts

Class 26 – Pairs Class

1st Darklake Montana – L Tropman & Darklake Loki – J Tropman

2nd Collytown Cassandra & Collytown Free Spirit – Mrs A Blamey

3rd Collytown Suki & Collytown Thumbelina – Mrs A Blamey

Standard Junior Champion – Darklake Montana – Mrs L Tropman
Standard Junior Reserve Champion –
Roughtor Diamond – P Nassau-Williams

Standard Senior Champion – Lakehead Meredith – Mr & Mrs Bowden

Standard Senior Reserve Champion – Carmaco Pocheen – C Cook

Standard Gelding Champion – Darklake Loki – J Tropman

Standard Gelding Reserve Champion – Coryhill Panther – Mrs S Braddon

Overall Standard Champion – Lakehead Meredith – Mr & Mrs Bowden

Overall Standard Reserve Champion – Carmaco Pocheen – C Cook

Miniature Junior Champion – Tawna Nutkin – P Tabb

Miniature Junior Reserve Champion – Tawna Angelica – A Runnalls & F Hammond

Miniature Senior Champion – Collytown Cassandra – Mrs A Blamey

Miniature Senior Reserve Champion – Tawna Viceroy – P Tabb

Miniature Gelding Champion – Tawna Viceroy – P Tabb

Miniature Gelding Reserve Champion – Tawna Nutkin – P Tabb

Overall Miniature Champion – Collytown Cassandra – Mrs A Blamey

Overall Miniature Reserve Champion – Tawna Nutkin – P Tabb

Overall Gelding Champion – Darklake Loki – J Tropman

Overall Gelding Reserve Champion – Coryhill Panther – Mrs S Braddon

Supreme Champion - Lakehead Meredith – Mr & Mrs Bowden

Reserve Supreme Champion - Darklake Loki – Jessica Tropman


Supreme - Lakehead Meredith

Mini Champ - Collytown Cassandra

                    Mini Gelding Champ - Tawna Viceroy                                                                                       Mini Junior Champ - Tawna Nutkin

                Mini Reserve Junior Champ - Tawna Angelica

Reserve Senior Standard - Carmaco Pocheen                    

                 Reserve Supreme - Darklake Loki

Ridden Champion                                         

Stand Junior Champ - Darklake Montana

Stand Reserve Junior - Roughtor Diamond

Southern Shetland group show on the 6th july cancelled, due to lack of entries, they will continue with the October 5th show and hope entries improve.

Mr & Mrs J Checkley's
Serenteifi Morgan Llwyd winning 1st open ridden and reserve Champion at Aberystwyth County. 

All (3) together now
# you put your right leg in, right leg out, in out, in out
and you shake it all about......................

WALES breed show
Waulkmill Ross ridden by Maddie plumb owned by Debbie Barr,1st Novice L/R, 2nd Novice first Ridden, 1st Junior Ridden and. Res ridden Champion.

Anna Stevens', Champion Ridden with Brinleyview Camanchee ridden by Alice Barr, and her two home breeds, winning the yearling and two year old class and junior Champion.

A bit more news from Wales.
Eight year old Soffia Cynwyl of Newcastle Emlyn riding Earlswood Jules, CHAPS Champion at the National Shetland Show of Wales. The pair also won the Lead Rein class and the Open Ridden. A.F.


This from Alice Tomlinson

Yesterday I Competed my two Shetland Ponies, Birchmoor Admiral and Birchmoor Drover at the NPS Dressage Championships at Addington Manor, they were the only Shetlands competing and    did I think, hold their heads high for the breed. In the M&M under 138cms prelim class, Admiral was 6th and Drover 7th and in the Novice class Admiral 2nd and Drover 4th. I also made up a team for both classes with Natalie Greasley and her Exmoor, Porridge and a Highland Pony Natalie rides, Lochlands Treble Flute, we finished 3rd in the Prelim and WON the Novice team competition. Quite a day!

Thank You Michael and Joy Barugh for breeding two such wonderful ponies.

Philip Brighton took his 5 year old mare to Royal Norfolk and she won.

Her name is Kerloch Elisha she won first in the mare class and won championship too.

Welsh National Breed Show. David Broome Centre Chepstow. 29th June.
Pictured right. Supreme Championship.
Pictured below l to r, Supreme Champion and res. resp. Ceann Charm Belinda Jacques. Snelsmore Nevada. C&J Percy. Bottom left Ceann Charm.
Other principal results.........
Res black std ch Lucinda Davenport stallion? Miniature champ & reserve supreme Snelsmore Nevada C&J Percy. pic bottom right ~Coloured std ch & reserve reserve supreme Buxted Enchanting, P Hopkins. Res coloured ch std Buxted Daniel R&J Jones. Mini col champion  Brenda Twining Pinglewood Tobermory. res col mini Karen Hodge stallion? Black mini ch F Hodder Eiger Hugo. Ridden ch Alice Barr, Brinleyview Commanche.

Iceni Native pony Show. 14th/15th. Judges: Standard, Mrs G Cowell. Minis, A Bell Esq

Class 16 Standard Shetland

Stallion 4 years & over

1st           Clivocast Contender                       V Hampton

2nd          Claife Redman                                   M Lee

3rd           Red Indian of Catchpool                                C Faulkner

 Class 17 Standard Shetland Mare & Gelding 4 yrs & over

1st           Waulkmill Jolly May                         L Webb

2nd          Briar Pete

3rd           Hodeam Briar Rose                         D Marven

Class 18 Coloured Shetland

1st           Clivocast Contender                       V Hampton

2nd          Buxted Vitality                                  C Boyle

3rd           Red Indian of Catchpool                                C Faulkner

Class 19 Standard Shetland Yearling

1st           Llogr Dulci                                            R Cook

 Class 20 Standard Shetland 2 & 3 yrs

1st           Sharptor Keepsake                         M Lee & S Wooderson

2nd          Buxted Vitality                                  C Boyle

3rd           Pelynka Lucky Token                      L Webb

Champion Shetland : Clivocast Contender

Reserve : Waulkmill Jolly May

Class 80 Miniature Shetland

Stallion 4 years & over

1st           Spellbound Jedi Knight                  D Rogers

2nd          Pinewood Nimbus                           J Clitheroe


Class 81 Miniature Shetland Mare & Gelding 4 years & over

1st           Pringlewood Showgirl

2nd          Buxted Evette                                   J Clitheroe

3rd           Parlington Xeven                             E Messer


Class 82 Miniature Shetland Yearling

1st           Airyhope Tallulah                             J Prentice


Class 83 Miniature Shetland 2 & 3 yrs

1st           Pinglewood Linnett

Champion Miniature Shetland : Pinglewood Linnett

Reserve Spellbound Jedi Knight

Class 9 Shetland Ridden

1st             Clivocast Contender                             V Hampton

2nd            Waulkmill Jolly May                             L Webb

3rd             Butterby Nutmeg                                    Mrs V Eyres


Breed Show entries close today 25th June postmark

Collytown Stud were invited to take ponies along to the Cudugon Court Nursing Home Open Day in Exeter last Saturday.
The home opened its doors to the public and the grounds had stalls, games, food & entertainment. We took along Collytown Snowflake with foal Collytown Serendipity and another little mare Collytown Thumbelina.
The Open Day was extremely successful with lots of people both young & old, we ran a guess the foals name competition and the ponies were a big attraction.
Feeling sorry for the residence that were not able to come outside we offered to take Collytown Thumbelina inside, knowing she is of a very laid back nature we were pretty sure she would be ok.
She didn't disappoint not only did she go into the lounge area she travelled up in the lift and around to the individual bedrooms like she'd been doing it all her life!
We were so proud of her, and it was so humbling & touching to see the reactions of the residents. One lady in particular we were told had never spoke in the twelve months she'd been in the home, we walked into the room and Thumbelina rested her head on the lady's knee, her face instantly lit up and she stroked her and started to speak to her - the nursing staff were amazed, and we were all in tears!
Very rewarding to share the fantastic ponies we have and see first hand the positive impact they can give.

When 'cuteness' no longer works. Genevieve Mather's granddaughter at the Downs spring show.

"And as for  you mister, you can stand still and stop fidgeting for 5 minutes"  Katie Ledger at the same show.

Some news from NPS Area 20 show on Saturday 21st June. Judge Tony Bell Esq
Sharptor Truffle won her 2 and 3 year old class went junior champion and then overall reserve Shetland. The adult stock mare, Snelsmore Madonna, owned by C&J Percy was Mini champion and overall Shetland champion and 4th in the all breeds supreme ch/ship
Thank you to Kevin who kindly showed Evangelist so expertly for me in the championship.
Jill and Roger were delighted as Buxted Daniel won the four and over home produced class then went on to be Overall  M&M home produced Champion a super day was had by all.

 Buxted Daniel
Winning M&M Home produced championship

Snelsmore Madonna
Mini champion and overall Shetland champion
and 4th in the all breeds supreme ch/ship

Sharptor Truffle
2 and 3 year old class, junior champion
and overall reserve Shetland.

Two lovely island bred ponies, beautifully turned out with two equally smart riders. Ponies are Robins Brae Kyler (onleft) and Robins Brae Kushlaa on the right, owned by Amanda Slater Breckenlea Stud and leased by myself for my two daughters Heidi (4yrs & Bethany 8 yrs). Pictured here at the Whalsay Riding Club, run by Roselyn Fraser. Kyler , was gelded last year as a 7 yr old, is broken to drive and I broke him with my 4 yr old 3 weeks ago!!!....they both took to it like ducks to water!

A Hat Trick for Susan! Susan Calvert of the Doonpark Shetland Pony Stud in Dalbeattie has for the third year in succession won the Best Miniature Title at the Royal Highland Show. In 2012 her winner was Braywood Charcoal - in  2013 she won with Fordhouse Paddy and to top it all this year their progeny - 4 yr old filly -  Doonpark Katie - pictured - gained the same award in a very well supported class  - what an achievement - well done Susan  LJ

Thursday Royal Highland Show 2014. Here are the Results
Champion, Junior Champion, Best Female - Wells Vitesse - Wells Stud
Reserve Champion, Best Male - Westpark Royal Star - Wells Stud
Reserve Male - Kerloch Rupert - Jed Hart Stud
Reserve Female - Stow Eliza Jane - Stow Stud
Reserve Junior - Stow Viva - Stow Stud
Best Gelding - Oakley of Auckhorn - Cassindilly Stud

Pictured is 2yr old Champion Wells Vitesse

Orkney Riding Club Show on Saturday 7th June, Strocherie Ennya, ridden by Jade Roberts &  handler.
Hools stud Mandy Cromarty did really well, they got 3rd in condition & turnout junior ridden, 3rd lead rein any breed & 1st registered M&M lead rein qualifier for Blair International Horse Trials!



Pictured above is Jade, Mandy & Ennya

Lincolnshire county show, Champlers Elenora, yearling filly, owned by  Philip Brighton won first in the yearling class and won the junior championship. P.B


Lincolnshire County Show -
Mesdames Elphick and Robins' home bred two year old filly 'Kingsacre Princess Beatrice' was first in her class, Reserve Junior Champion and Best Miniature.

Hackamore Poetic Justice beautifully ridden by Aliya Dora Khan won the first ridden and then went mini champion at Bolton and Lancs bsps show Then won and were champion in the mixed height novice with new forest reserve.

sorry about picture quality, the rain was Biblical ! Ed.

The Red Rose Show 15-06-2014 Judge Mrs C Cook, Somerset
Pinglewood Opel
1st 2 & 3 yr old filly
Junior miniature champion
Reserve miniature champion

The 3 rings then combined and all 3 judges, Mrs C Cook, Mr P Dawson and Mrs S Cozens judged the championships.
Opel was Overall Junior Champion and went on to be overall Champion of the show.
Terry Day showing her and it was the first time ever he had won a cup let alone 3.

Some results from three counties
Judge: Mrs P Campbell
TOP ROCK Johntie, clocks up two more County show successes having already won an NPS silver medal this year. HAS any other mini achieved this feat ever?

Miniature champion: Top Rock Johntie : messrs Hodge & Walters

Reserve miniature champion: Eiger Hugo F & C Hodder

Standard champion: Sharptor Predator : Hodge & Walters

Reserve standard champion: Gamon Bluebell : J Gregory

Royal Cornwall Judge mrs j Barry

Sharptor trinity: standard champ & supreme shetland. messrs Hodge & Walters

 Miniatures.  Judge: mrs j Lonsdale

Top Rock Johntie : miniature & res supreme champ. messrs Hodge & Walters

Belatedly, Just found in email 'junk box' don't read anything into that! email does it sometimes.

Stafford County, principal results

Standard Champion . Champlers Mimosa. Mrs. J. Smith.

Reserve Standard Champion. Annwood Ginnetta   Mrs M. Davenport

Junior Champion. Annwood Ginnetta. Mrs M. Davenport.

Reserve Junior Champion. Brewards Pippa. Mr & Mrs. L .Gregory.

Best Miniature. Longfield Lisa. Mr. A. Aspley.

Best Gelding. Buckberry Emile. Mrs. C.Preece.

Apologies to all exhibitors

entered at

Cheshire County Show 17th June 2014. Unfortunately, due to health issues I am grounded & unable to Judge this time but I wish entrants Good Luck & sunshine!
Many thanks  Lin Henson.

Hoping to find someone coming near the Royal Welsh showground Or perhaps to a show within a reasonable distance from us, ect, to take a pony back  back to sussex or near. Not in any great hurry, whenever someone could do it.
Thank you   johncheckley@sky.com

Southern Shetland Group Summer Show Sunday 6th July 2014

at Priory Equestrian Centre Frensham Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3DP


Affiliated to: The Shetland Pony Stud Book Society, G.E.M.S. and the I.S.S. Royal London Show 2013
Show Secretary: Mrs Delia Woodley Tel: 01962 772131 or 07824393559


Entries close: Monday 30th June (postmark)

And there was me thinking I spoke/wrote in clear English! So to reiterate lest there should be any doubt, as far as the results/league tables are concerned this is the rule regarding 'best miniature' rosettes. Where there are no miniature classes and therefore no miniature championship, being 'best miniature' rosette IS NOT MINIATURE CHAMPION and is not eligible for points. PLEASE NOTE!! If there is a championship and a miniature is ACTUALLY champion, then obviously if a best miniature rosette is awarded alongside champion/reserve, junior/reserve rosette then of course pony is eligible for points. This scheme is self policing, i make mistakes, we all do, but i expect contact pointing out mistakes in submissions which may be erroneous, but are rarely contrived!

Severn Valley WPCA Show 7 June 2014
Judge Mrs S Cozens
Standard Champion Serenteifi Rhodri Emlyn – Miss F Morkill (PIC LEFT)

Standard Reserve Champion Champlers Georgia – Mr & Mrs G Smith

Miniature Champion Gott Mabs – Mr & Mrs G Smith

Miniature Res Champion Rose Petal Patacake – Mrs N Plante & Miss LK Mellor

Miniature Jun Champion Rose Petal Patacake – Mrs N Plante & Miss LK Mellor

Miniature Reserve Junior Champion Hasgurad Pepsi – Mrs C Salters

South of England Show, Ardingly. Shetland Successes. One of the biggest show in the UK, saw Mesd. Picket & Sargent's mare, Champlers Verity take the overall Shetland championship and get a last 6 'pull' in the prestigious Cuddy qualifier. Frank Hodder's stallion, Eiger Hugo, was reserve overall Shetland champion. In a large class, Cranford Crunchy Munchy won the first ridden pony class piloted by Jack Dale, amongst some top Sec A ponies, many of whom are RI and HOYS qualified. More results in due course.
Champlers Verity take the overall Shetland in hand championship
o/all Champion - Champlers Verity, Mesdames D Pickett & A Sargeant 
Reserve o/all Champion - Eiger Hugo, Mr & Mrs F Hodder
Std Champion - Champlers Verity, Mesdames D Pickett & A Sargeant 
Reserve Standard Champion - Somahouse Holly, Mrs A Page
Miniature Champion - Eiger Hugo, Mr & Mrs F Hodder
Reserve Miniature Champion - Eiger Oliver, Mr & Mrs F Hodder
The other miniature results were as follows:
Yearling class: 1st Shawdene Givanchy, Mrs G Mather
2 & 3 year old class: 1st Eiger Oliver, Mr & Mrs F Hodder
Mare class: 1st Shawdene Claret, Mrs G Mather
Stallion/gelding class: 1st Eiger Hugo, Mr & Mrs F Hodder

Eiger Hugo, res overall Shetland in hand

Jack Dale 'peeps round the corner' top of the line of a large NPS/PUK/MICOR

Sometimes it really is worth taking that chance when it comes to surgery. Little Teddy was born on 4th May but 4 days after he became poorly. Unsure of what was wrong he was sent to Endels Hospital in Sailsbury where they established he had an internal abscess which had given him cystitis. Five days of antibiotics did not clear it so we had that hard decision of operate or put him to sleep.
As you can see, we decided to operate, the vets had never operated on someone so small so was new for them. Due to his size, he had to be taken to their small animal hospital, on the lap of the vet in the back seat of the car!! It was a success and he is now thriving. We will hopefully have him out showing this year too. LC.
Well done you. I hope he thrives and fulfils your hopes. Absolute proof that breeding and raising ponies is for some, far from a money making exercise.

The Central Scotland Shetland Pony Group
 held its inaugural Spring Show on Sat 31st May at Coalsnaughton, Tillicoultry.  This show had classes for Standard & Miniature in-hand and the Junior section of the show incorporated the Young Handlers, Ridden, Handy Pony and Pony Club Games.  Our judge for the day was Miss I Spence from Alford.   The weather was fabulous and the show was a huge success.  Please find attached the full results and photo of the Supreme In-hand Champion right, Eynhallow Bloom, Brood Mare with foal at foot from Eynhallow Stud being presented with the William Wyber Memorial Perpetual Cup by Lynsey Thomson & a group photo of the children below left, who took part in the event with their awards, and Reserve Supreme Champion below right (Alichbrae Stud Shield) - Kerswell Montgomery

Royal Bath & West Show, Saturday 31st May
What a difference a day makes, with drying weather and the sun shining there was no need for vehicles to be towed in or out as previous days.  Below are the results of the Miniature Shetland classes
Champion:    Eiger Hugo, Frank & Carol Hodder pic above left
Reserve Champion:    Snelsmore Jasper, Clifford & Jacqueline Percy
Junior Champion:    Eiger Oliver, Frank & Carol Hodder
Reserve Junior Champion:    Shawdene Eraj, Mrs G Mather
Other class results:
Mare:    1st    Windwillow Zsa Zsa                                                 Yearling:  1st Alasken Midnight Socks         
              2nd   Pansi's Bounty                                                                           2nd Cadlanvalley Chieftain
              3rd    Merriville Molly Malone                                                              3rd  Kerswell Lotus
2 & 3 year old filly:  1st Shawdene Eraj                                        2 & 3 year old colt/gelding:  1st Eiger Oliver pic above right.
                                  2nd Kerswell Syrinx                                                                                       2nd Whitcombe Eros
                                  3rd Tawna Florrie Fimble                                                                             3rd Kerswell Mr Red  
Stallion/gelding:   1st  Eiger Hugo
                               2nd  Snelsmore Jasper
                               3rd Kerswell Senator   

Midlands County Anna Stevens' Brinleyview Commanchee ridden by Gemma Pallet who has also qualified him R.I.H.S. The combination also won their section of the Olympia qualifier at Suffolk this week and were 2nd reserve........all in all no mean achievement.....and of course thank you to Debbie Barr who puts it all together!!!

Midlands County

Judge Mrs V. Hampton.

Top Rock Johntie, owned by Messrs D Hodge and J Walters, winner of the Shetland championship, he qualified for the overall M&M in-hand championship which was a strong line up, he won this and gained the NPS silver medal on his first outdoor show.

Hertfordshire County FULL results for Whitsun bank holiday click here
Standard Shetlands 4yrs and over
Tosca Last Addition - M.Halsall  pictured left
Heidi of North Booth - M.Burrows
Clibberswick Selena - C.Boyle
 Miniature Shetlands 4yrs and over
Vatna Faith - R.Rands
Helawi Jester - K.Hills
Parlington Xeven - E.Messer
 Standard Shetlands 3yrs and under
Sharptor Etienne - S.J.Belton
Slades Victory - E.J. Payne
 Miniature Shetlands 3yrs and under
Pinglewood Showgirl - D.Barrett
Tussilago Kinsman - N.Scott
Tyrcoeds Royal - C.Planton
 Shetland Champion - Pinglewood Showgirl
                 Reserve - Sharptor Etienne
Broadspring Tango ridden by M. Halsall also won the Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland and Welsh A Open ridden. pictured right

 Missina Showcase of Champions 4th/5th July, 2014. Cambridgeshire
I just thought I would drop you a quick e-mail about the above show which is new this year.  The organisers have gone to great lengths to ensure there are Standard/Miniature Shetland classes included within the schedule which is always comforting to know.
It is this group of people who gave me so much support in putting my Miniature Shetlands, Helawi Masquerade and Helawi Mountbatten in the spotlight and assisted us in becoming the smallest ever driven tandem in the British Driving Society’s elite Tandem Club. 
They are very keen to make us Shetlands welcome at the above show and I wonder whether you could make space on your wonderful site to promote it in its maiden year.  There are the standard in hand and ridden classes but in addition, there are performance classes such as the halter/obstacle, dressage to music (long reined), puisance (in hand) and driven.   This is a truly magnificent selection.  Lastly the Supreme Champion Shetland has prize money of 100.
The show is not registered to the SPSBS however the judges are of an excellent quality.
Many thanks for your continued work to promote the Shetland Breed.
Kind Regards, Tiggy Bays-Griffiths.

Main results from Bath and west

Champlers Verity, Champion, Mandy Sargent

Westbridgepark Chardonnay Reserve Champion
Mrs S Chapple

Champlers Rose Blossom, Junior champion,
Linda Rowland

photo and result courtesy of Delia Woodley

LEFT Champlers Roseblossom. RIGHT. Ch. Verity

Bath & West today.....
Vehicles being towed in as well as out! Look in front of the stables. ~

"Better make sure you oil his feet before you leave the stables"

Yes, right up to his elbows, then hose him off before you go into the ring. What a dreadful time the West country have had this last winter and spring.

Good luck to those competing. photos kindly by Mandy Sargeant.

25 kids from the Southdown and Eridge (East) mini pony club, took their 'pony awareness badge' at Cranford today, 28th May. They get tested by organiser Chrissie Wells, on having seen how ponies react in a semi wild situation, what to do and not around ponies etc, and if they 'pass...' they get a badge. Pictured on the terrace at Cranford having eaten sausage in bread roll, cornettos and fruit drink. Think it went quite well! The other picture, surrounding the mini donks, yes, there's 4 mini donks somewhere in that scrum.
The day after, E.Sussex & Romney Marsh Pony Club, Jack Dale collects his P.C. 'Jumping badge' on Cr. Fandabbydosey. Jack, zonked out, but not so sure about his mount if she is, it'll be a first !

Stafford County Show

Champlers Mimosa. Owned by Jane Smith.
1st &Standard Champion

Derbyshire  We called you earlier about our shetland mare, she gave birth to a dead foal at 6:30am Sunday morning. our mare is very depressed and we are trying to find an orphan foal for her. we have saved the colostrum and she has plenty of milk....we recon she could take something a little bigger than her because of how much milk she is producing, I hope you can get in touch with us soon, we would really appreciate it, thank you. esme1953@hotmail.co.uk

If you think the reporting of shows like the Downs group show, below, is fabulous, and want your show reported in the same style, this is what you have to do.
Get a Secretary who is on the ball and wants to promote your success and their show, whether or not they were participating.
Get them to send photos or liaise with photographer and principal results ASAP. I am happy to publish full results when available. SPEED IS THE ESSENCE! No one/show is excluded, if you aren't included it's because I haven't been told!!

Stepley Stud exhibited at Sherbourne Castle May Fair today with Stepley Volcano Husk and he won his 4yr and over shetland class and then went on to be open pony champion. This is a lovely country show and is always well supported.

Three full brothers (Kerswell Nutcracker x Tawna Merryn) bred by the Tawna stud found themselves competing against each other at the Cornwall Open Show on 26th May at the Chyverton Estate Equestrian Park. The S.P.S-B.S. affiliated classes were judged by Mrs Marion Matthews. Pictured from left: Tawna Petroc (owned and exhibited by A. Runnalls & F. Hammond) - 2 year old - 1st in youngstock, 2nd in broken coloured, Reserve Mini Champion. Tawna Midas (owned and exhibited by F. Lawrence) - 3 year old - 2nd in youngstock, 2nd in solid coloured. Tawna Viceroy (owned and exhibited by P.Tabb) - 5 year old - 1st in Geldings, 1st in broken coloured, Miniature Champion.

The Downs Shetland group Spring show, Buckhurst Park, By kind permission of Countess De La Warr. Organised beautifully by Roger and Jill Jones. Photographs courtesy of Janice Dunkley contact for copy of your pony. buxtedshetlands@btinternet.com
FULL RESULTS http://www.thedownsshetlandponygroup.co.uk/2014-show-results

Results : Standards judge: T Bell Esq

Standard Junior ch + standard champ + supreme = Sharptor truffle / Judy Hawkins.
Reserve Standard Ch. Champlers Verity, Mesd. Picket & Sargeant.
Reserve Junior Buxted Darius / Ann Page
Results: Minis judge: Miss Z Bell
Mini Junior Ch Walstead Teddy 1st / Sonia Burt
Reserve Junior Balmedie Twilight / Melody Bourner
Mini Senior Ch + Reserve Supreme Snelsmore Madonna C&J Percy
Reserve Senior Shawdene Aerial Mrs G Mather
Champion Foal Balmedie Puzzle C&J Wady
Ridden Champion: Cranford Crunchie Munchie Hart & Whitmee
Reserve Ridden Ch: Clivocast Nina owned by Lisa Turner
Champion Gelding: Schivas Kevin / L B Jackson