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.
|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|
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
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
Errata.Class 53 should read 2nd Blackertor Unruffled - Jennifer Harris and 3rd Blackertor Perdy - S Yardley & A Rowbottom.
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foals sold. Realistic prices
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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 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
Mini Gelding Champ - Tawna Viceroy Mini Junior Champ - Tawna Nutkin
Mini Reserve Junior Champ - Tawna Angelica
Reserve Supreme - Darklake Loki
Stand Junior Champ - Darklake Montana
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.
WALES breed show
|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.
|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 Calvert of
has for the
third year in
at the Royal
In 2012 her
Charcoal - in
2013 she won
Paddy and to top
it all this year
their progeny -
4 yr old filly -
- pictured -
gained the same
award in a very
class - what an
well done Susan
2014. Here are the
Pictured is 2yr old Champion Wells Vitesse
Orkney Riding Club
on Saturday 7th
Ennya, ridden by
Jade Roberts &
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
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
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!|
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
was born on
4th May but
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we had that
put him to
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!!!|
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
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
Main results from Bath and west
Champlers Verity, Champion, Mandy Sargent
Champlers Rose Blossom,
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. email@example.com|
you think the reporting of shows like the Downs
group show, below, is fabulous,
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!!
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.
BAND OF BROTHERS
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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