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SPSBS BREED SHOW WALES 28 AUGUST 2016 –
ROYAL WELSH SHOWGROUND, BUILTH WELLS LD2 3SY

Closing date for entries fast approaching – 16 JULY 2016 – follow the link to the schedule and entry form - http://www.shetlandponystudbooksociety.co.uk/breed-show-forms

Enquiries to Show Secretary: Audrey Jones 01248 722331 audrey9706@btinternet.com


URGENT MESSAGE - CHANGE OF LOCATION, SOUTHERN GROUP SHOW 3rd July.
Due to reasons beyond our control, the New Forest Agricultural show society due to recent bad weather and ground conditions they have decided to cancel activities on the show ground until further notice.  But all is not lost I have managed to secure Manor Equestrian Centre, Old Salisbury road, Ower, Romsey, SO51 6AN at really short notice for our summer show on Sunday the 3rd of July.
Hope this is not too much of an inconvenience to you all, looking on the bright side we will be indoors with plenty of hard parking and on site catering. If for any reason you are unable to attend please contact us and we will refund your entries.
Hopefully the show will continue with all your support and we will have a lovely day. Jackie Percy

Well, I guess if you are going to have a (well deserved) swank, you may as well do it on the Shetland web site that everybody follows!!
 

I have never contacted you before, however I am so pleased with my results I thought I would share this with you. We had the following results in the miniature classes: AINTREE SHOWING.

2- 3 year olds -  1st Collytown Jack Sparrow 2nd Collytown Flint
Stallion Gelding: 1st Wenlockedge Ebony,4 years and over: 1st Snelsmore Napoleon
Miniature Champion: 1st Wenlockedge Ebony. Reserve: Collytown Jack Sparrow Supreme championship in hand: 4th with Wenlockedge Ebony.

Many thanks to the brilliant breeders!
J Winton


NPS Area 20. Judge Ms G Wright
Mr & Mrs CT Percy's Merrylees Nugget Best Miniature,
Overall Shetland Champion
Snelsmore Rambrandt Overall Junior Champion.

 

G Robins' Buxted Minstrel. Reserve Junior

 



 
Wales Shetland Show
Frank & Carol Hodder's Eiger Oliver 1st Miniature Black Stallion and Miniature Black Champion
 
Eiger Rolex 1st Miniature Black Yearling Colt

A bit more news from Wales Shetland Show
Christine Gray's Enigma Sirocco, 1st   Miniature Yearling Colt and Reserve Junior Champion bred in Wales.


National Shetland Pony Show of Wales

Miniature and supreme champion. (left) Snelsmore Nevada
Miniature 2 year old colt 1st place Wotknotts Midge (below left)
Miniature yearling filly 1st and res jun ch. Wotnotts Jilly. (Below right)

SOME RESULTS OF STANDARD PONIES
Black ring standards
Stallion  - Sharptor Theodore Catherine Evans
3yr old Champlers  Rose  Blossom Lynda  Rowland
Mare - Sharptor  Perdita.  David  Hodge
Junior champion  Champlers  Rose  Blossom Lynda  Rowland
Reserve Junior Champion  - Threapwood  Tarna Jane  Smith
Overall Black standard  champion  - Sharptor  Perdita  David  Hodge
Reserve  Overall  Black standard  - Champlers Rose Blossom Lynda  Rowland


At The Royal Highland Show.

BIrchmoor Drover and Ellie Simmonds first and HOYS qualifier in Dartmoor, Exmoor and Shetland class then went on to be ridden small breed champion.

 


Corley Oak stud have a good day at Aintree Equitrek National show. Judge: P Robinson Esq.

2nd Lathom Jesmay in mares 4 yrs and over . pictured right


1st Cranford Frizzle in geldings .
Far right


2nd Cranford Frizzle in 2/3 year olds.

Best gelding Cranford Frizzle .

 

 


ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW Wells Mccoy.  Sire Stow Review Dam Whitefield Pryde 1st 2/3 yo colt male champion junior and supreme champion. Judge : J Swan Esq

Standing Female Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion was the Transy Stud with the 14 Year Old Yeld Mare, Roseljord of Transy. (pic left) By Lockinge Marcus, Dam Roseceilidh of Transy. She was Supreme Champion at the 2012 Central Scotland Group Show and Ayr Show in 2013. Reserve Champion at Braco Show in 2014.
STALLION, 4 YEARS OLD AND OVER. (9 FORWARD).
1ST. H.P. SLEIGH & SON, WELLS RELIANCE.2008. S WELLS EXTRA SPECIAL, D WELLS VALERINA.
2ND. JEDHART STUD, KERLOCH RUPERT. 2006. S STOW REVIEW, D BURNBANK VEDA.
3RD. H.P.SLEIGH & SON, WELLS MASTERCLASS. 2002. S WELLS ROYAL COMMAND, D WELLS PEACH.
4TH. A & E GLENNIE, NEWGLEN LUCA. 2012.S KENDRICK OF COLDEN WATER, D MILLQUAY LOTTIE.
5TH. MISS EMMA GLACKEN, STRUIE DAZ. 2006. S HIGHFIELD DELIUS, D FENDALE DAZZLE.
6TH. TRANSY STUD, ROSERHUM OF TRANSY. 2010. S BEECH OF TRANSY, D ROSEACER OF TRANSY.

COLT,2 OR 3 YEARS OLD. (4 FORWARD).
1ST. H.P.SLEIGH & SON, WELLS MCCOY. 2013. S STOW REVIEW, D WHITEFIELD PRYDE.
2ND. MS NINA MACDONALD-LEWIS, WELLS GRENADIER. 2014. S WELLS RELIANCE, D WELLS PARIS.
3RD. JEDHART STUD, JEDHART SIR UNO. 2014. S KINNESS SIR WILLIAM, D KINNESS VELMA.
4TH. MISS RACHEL KERR. ARDRONE RORY. 2014. S DALTULLICH DOMINATOR, D BARFLAT GOLDEN BEAUTY.

GELDING,ANY AGE. (7 FORWARD).
1ST. MRS LOUISE WILSON, OAKLEY OF AUCKHORN. 2009. S MILLHOUSE IMPRESSIVE, D OLGA OF AUCKHORN.
2ND. MRS CATHERINE MARSHALL, STRUIE DARIUS. 2004. S HIGHFIELD DELIUS, D STRUIE DALMA.
3RD. MR KENNETH SCOTT, KERRYSTON ERNEST. 2007. S KERRYSTON TRISTAR, D KERRYSTON ROWAN.
4TH. MRS EILEEN BARNES, CRANK CAPPUCINO. 2002. S LADDYLL SPINNER, D THREAPWOOD BELLE 11.
5TH. MRS NICOLA MARSHALL, HARVIESTOUN RHURI. 1993. S HARVIESTOUN PHOENIX, D MERRY ROSE OF NETHERLEY.
6TH. MS AILEEN MCDONALD, BALGAY WAY NO WAY. 2005. S NORDR CAPTAIN MOUSA, D BALGAY MI-WAY.

MARE WITH FOAL AT FOOT,4 YEARS OLD AND OVER. (3 FORWARD).
1ST. MRS LOUISE WILSON, MILLHOUSE RELATIVE. 2007. S MILLHOUSE EXEL, D MILLHOUSE RESOLVE.
2ND. MR MICHAEL J BARUGH, RIVERVIEW DAZZLE. 2003. S STOW REVIEW, D MERRYLEES DAWN.
3RD. MRS DONNA LOCHTIE, MAWCARSE ELSA. 2003. S RUSTIC OF SUNNYDALE, D KERRYSTON ESTHER.

FOAL. (3 FORWARD).
1ST. MRS DONNA LOCHTIE. SIRE OF FOAL: THOR OF HUTTON.
2ND. MR MICHAEL J BARUGH. SIRE OF FOAL: BIRCHMOOR VICEROY.
3RD. MRS LOUISE WILSON. SIRE OF FOAL: CASSINDILLY JESTER.

YELD MARE, 4 YEARS OLD AND OVER. (15 FORWARD).
1ST. TRANSY STUD, ROSELJORD OF TRANSY. 2002. S LOCKINGE MARCUS, D ROSECEILIDH OF TRANSY.
2ND. MR KENNETH SCOTT, O'HARA OF AUCKHORN. 2009.S WELLS PRINCE HARRY, D O'SHARA OF AUCKHORN.
3RD. MRS DONNA LOCHTIE, HAWKHILL DIXIE. 2006. S ROSERMUS OF TRANSY, D HAWKDALE DESTINY.
4TH. MRS CAROLINE WINDOW, ESTHERS IMOGEN. 2012. S BROCKVILLE ENDEAVOUR, D ARDRONE ESTHER.
5TH. MR JAMES SLATER, MILLQUAY DESTINY. 2012. S WELLS CHAMPION, D MILLQUAY DRUMMIES DAWN.
6TH. MR MICHAEL J BARUGH, FELICITY'S FLEUR. 2008. S NORTHWELLS PERSEUS, D FELICITY OF ROWANGAR.

FILLY, 2 OR 3 YEARS OLD. (7 FORWARD).
1ST. MRS KELLY PEACE, HOOLS JANET. 2013. S WELLS MASTERCLASS, D MERKISAYRE POPPY.
2ND. TRANSY STUD, CATHKIN OF TRANSY. 2014. S BEECH OF TRANSY, D CENTENARY OF TRANSY.
3RD. MR JAMES SLATER, MILLQUAY DANCING IN THE DARK. 2014. S KANTEBORGS SIR WILLIAM, D MILLQUAY DRUMMIES DANCER.
4TH. A & E GLENNIE, NEWGLEN LEXIE. 2013. S WELLS INVINCIBLE, D MILLQUAY LOTTI.
5TH. MISS KM & MRS J L LOWTHIAN, RAVENSIDE CURIOSITY. 2014. S HEDDERWICK ROMANCER, D RAVENSIDE TRULY INSPIRING.
6TH. COCHNO STUD, CHAMPLERS SIENNA. 2013. S STOW EXCELSIOR, D HEADWORK SANDRA.

YEARLING COLT OR FILLY. (10 FORWARD).
1ST. H.P. SLEIGH & SON, COLT, WELLS CRAIG. S WELLS MISFIT, D WELLS FYONA.
2ND. TRANSY STUD, FILLY, ROSELUCY OF TRANSY. S CHARLES OF TRANSY, D ROSELJORD OF TRANSY.
3RD. H.P.SLEIGH & SON, FILLY, WESTPARK PEBBLE. S WELLS HIGHLIGHT 11, D WESTPARK PETRA.
4TH. MRS CATHERINE MARSHALL, COLT, STRUIE DARROCH. S GLENBOGIE STROLLER, D STRUIE DENA.
5TH. MR JAMES SLATER, COLT. MILLQUAYMR DARCY. S KANTEBORGS SIR WILLIAM, D MILLQUAY DANIELLE.
6TH. JEDHART STUD, FILLY, JEDHART VIVVI. S KERLOCH RUPERT, D KINNESS VELMA.

MINIATURE PONY,ANY SEX, 1,2 OR 3 YEARS OLD. (17 FORWARD).
1ST. MRS SUSAN COOK, FILLY, HALSTOCK ORLA. 2013. S KERSWELL SOCKS, D HALSTOCK SONNY'S OYSTER.
2ND. MRS SUSAN CALVERT, FILLY, DOONPARK DARA. 2013. S FORDHOUSE PADDY, D LISCOMBEPARK DORA.
3RD. MISS LAURA BUTTERS, COLT, LITTLE ROO OF CATCHPUDDLE. 2015. S BUXTED BLUE SHADOW, D KANGA OF CATCHPOOL.
4TH. MRS HARRIET BOWES-LYON, FILLY, VICTRIX'S HONEYDEW. 2015. S FORDHOUSE PADDY, D FAIRY VICTRIX.
5TH. MRS SUSAN CALVERT, FILLY, DOONPARK HARRIET. 2014. S BUTTERSLOR JOEY, D MOUSEHOLES MERMIONE.
6TH. MISS RACHEL KERR, COLT, MILDAY FERRESAMO. 2015. S TAWNA REBUS, D MILDAY RUBY.

MINIATURE PONY,4 YEARS OLD AND OVER. (22 FORWARD).
1ST. MRS SUSAN CALVERT, STALLION, DOONPARK TOADA. 2011. S FORDHOUSE PADDY, D DOONPARK JOCKS LASS.
2ND. MRS SUSAN CALVERT, STALLION, FORDHOUSE PADDY. 2006. S KINGTON CORD-A-ROY, D BUTTERSLOR BUMBLE BEE.
3RD. MRS SUSAN CALVERT, MARE, DOONPARK KATIE. 2010. S FORDHOUSE PADDY, D BRAYWOOD CHARCOAL.
4TH. MRS HARRIET BOWES-LYON, MARE, FAIRY VICTRIX. 2006. S KERSWELL REGGAE, D FAIRY VIOLA.
5TH. MISS LAURA HENRY, GELDING, GOTT SUNRAY. 2005, S TRONDRA SUNTAN, D RAY OF ASTRA.

CHAMPION - WELLS MCCOY.
RESERVE CHAMPION - ROSELJORD OF TRANSY
MALE CHAMPION - WELLS MCCOY.
RESERVE MALE CHAMPION - WELLS RELIANCE.
FEMALE CHAMPION - ROSELJORD OF TRANSY
RESERVE FEMALE CHAMPION - HOOLS JANET.
JUNIOR CHAMPION - WELLS MCCOY.
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION - HOOLS JANET.
BEST GELDING- OAKLEY OF AUCKHORN.
BEST GROUP OF 3 PONIES (1 MALE & 2 FEMALES) - TRANSY STUD.

Winning the championship for the third year in a row was Harry Sleigh, Wells stud, Fyvie with the male and junior champion, the homebred 3 Year Old Colt, Wells McCoy. Shown in the championship by Brooke McDonald, McCoy was shown to perfection in a tremendous show of top quality ponies and turnout to match. McCoy is sired by Stow Review,who has previously bred Highland Show winners, Dam Whitefield Pryde. McCoy was Supreme Equine at The Royal Northern Spring Show this year.

Standing Female Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion was the Transy Stud with the 14 Year Old Yeld Mare, Roseljord of Transy. By Lockinge Marcus, Dam Roseceilidh of Transy. She was Supreme Champion at the 2012 Central Scotland Group Show in 2012 and Ayr Show in 2013. Reserve Champion at Braco Show in 2014.

Reserve Male Champion was Harry Sleigh's 8 Year Old homebred stallion, Wells Reliance. By Wells Extra Special, Dam Wells Valerina. Reliance was junior, male and Reserve Supreme Champion at the Highland as a 3 Year Old Colt.

The Reserve Female Champion and Reserve Junior Champion was Mrs Kelly Peace, Hools Stud in Orkney with the 3 Year Old homebred filly, Hools Janet. Kelly was showing at the Highland for the first time. Janet was junior champion at the East Mainland Show in 2014, Junior Champion at Caithness and Orkney County Show in 2015. Janet also took Best Junior award and best bred by exhibitor from the whole equine section at Orkney County Show 2015. Janet is by Wells Masterclass, Dam Merkisayre Poppy.

The late great Harry Sleigh was the last exhibitor to win The Royal Highland Show 3 Years in a row. The stallion, Wells Rising Tide was champion in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Wells Paula was champion in 1994.

Show report by Neil Brown, Kinness Stud, St Andrews.

Courtesy of Horse & Hound. 

You may be interested to see this article I found today, I was over the moon to see it was a pony I bred, Toplarch Bobby Dazzler.

Dam Megan of Brygarth. Sire Valentine Popcorn. I knew he was a therapy pony but lovely to see he has many talents. V.T.


Sharptor Trinity...

M&M Champion at Cheshire County. J Walters, exhibitor and breeder. Fab.


If you need to contact the breed Society by e mail, the only address that is working is
shetlandponysociety@aol.com

Message from Jackie Percy, Sec. Southern Shetland Group
We hope all our members have received their Summer Show schedules. For non-members it is available to download from our website, the New Forest Equine Directory (http://www.nfed.co.uk/) and the Equine Advertiser (http://www.equineadvertiser.co.uk).
You may notice we've changed the summer schedule very slightly this year. Due to the sad cancellation of the pony agility and lack of support in our unaffiliated section, we decided not to have our third ring and concentrate on the two affiliated rings instead. We were also asked to put on a Midi class by the members but due to a lack of entries we decided not to continue with it. In its place, we now have an owner bred class in ring one. We have also moved the young handlers into ring two, sorting out the problem of it clashing. Naturally we will allow time to tack up for those children competing in the lead rein class that follows.
As you all know this is still early days for Cliff and I so we are happy to take on board people’s comments. This is very much a work in progress for us. When we took over the group there was very little interest in ridden classes however it is now growing in popularity. To help this continue, we have decided to change the age of our First Ridden class to 12 years and under rather than the 11 years shown on the schedule. We have also had an enquiry for a field kept pony class and I will give this some thought but feel it will be a hard class to control; most ponies spend some time in the field so where do you draw the line.
As always, we’re really happy to take on board your suggestions and feedback. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or come and have a chat with Cliff, Carol or myself at the show. Hope you all have a lovely day.
Jackie xx

Elaine Fitzhugh hits the ground running with the superb Stallion bred by Christine Gray at Enigma. Beautifully produced by Elaine he is maturing nicely.

Aberystwyth show 11th June judge Ms LE Henson Open stallion 1st and Res champion

Nefyn show 2nd May. Judge Mr T Jones 1st in mini open and1st in stallion open and champion.


Junior Champion – Champlers Rose Blossom – Lynda Rowland

 

Royal Cornwall Show   10th June  – Judge  Mr G. Wright

Standard Champion – Sharptor Trinity – Julian Walters
Reserve Standard Champion – Sharptor Theodore – Catherine Evans
Junior Champion – Champlers Rose Blossom – Lynda Rowland
Res. Junior Ch – Sharptor Kitty Hawk – Julian Walters
Best Gelding – Knix Perfect Pete – Mrs Gregory
Best Mare – Sharptor Trinity – Julian Walters
Best Yearling – Sharptor Butterfly – David Hodge
Best 2yr old – Sharptor Kitty Hawk – Julian Walters
Best 3rd old – Champlers Rose Blossom – Lynda Rowland
Best Stallion – Sharptor Theodore – Catherine Evans
Best Brood Mare – Tangles Ghost – Miss E. Pascoe

 

 
Royal Cornwall Show - I don't have mini results apart from..........
Overall Miniature champion Royal Cornwall show. Halstock Lavender Lace 3 year old miniature filly, above left
Collytown Riviera was reserve Junior champion for A & C Blamey.
Miniature Stallion class - 1st Eiger Neptune. Overall Champion Stallion (miniature & standard) - Eiger Neptune
 

Caerwys Show. Judge: Mr. P. Tindale.
Champion:               Aberdynant Dreamtime       -        S. Gandy
Res. Champion:       Winsomes Pip                     -        J. Sherratt
Junior Champion:     Threapwood Tarna             -        G. Smith
Res. Jnr Champion:  Hasguard Pom Pom           -        C. Salter
Best Gelding:           Aberdynant Dreamtime      -         S. Gandy
Best Miniature:          Hasguard Pom Pom          -         C. Salter

Pictured: Threapwood Tarna Junior Champion,
Owned by Mr& Mrs G Smith

At the Cumberland Show [judge Mr John Harrison], 2yr-old filly Maybelline of Mawbray was junior champion, standard champion and overall Shetland champion. Placed reserve in each category was Ravenside Curiosity shown by the Hartside stud who also had the miniature champion.

Report by G.W.

Pictured: 2yr-old filly Maybelline of Mawbray

 


Took Magreed Charlie Boy to BDS East Sussex show yesterday Charlie as always was impeccably behaved and strutted his stuff in the ring! We came 2nd In a strong exercise vehicle class then went on to win a very busy pleasure driving class! And to top it off was reserve champion of the day  started the search for a smarter vehicle but unless I win the lottery not sure it's gonna happen. hey ho just such a shame as Charlie is so good my old exercise trap just doesn't do him justice.

 


Severn Valley. Minis. Judge S. Seward. Miniature Champion and first stallion: Treflys Fandando    Elaine Fitzhugh
Reserve Miniature Champion and first mare: Enigma Zoe (pic RIGHT)        Christine Gray.

Standard pony  results from Severn Valley.

 
Junior champion - Ember's Black knight 
Reserve Junior - Czar of Catchpool

 
Champion - Ember's Black knight 
Reserve Champion - Pandy Moor Ember

 
The photo is Black Knight (left) and Ember  (Right) 

 


SHROPSHIE COUNTY SHOW.....SHETLAND RESULTS

This is Hose Shadow Champion at Midlands County yesterday.

Owned by Jill Stevenson, shown by Jill Needham

Another superb black stallion



Warrington Show. Judge: D Kay Esq.
Champlers Mimosa,
1st and Res champion. Owned by Jane Smith. 2015 picture .


Anne Page's Stallion ~ Barns St George
Champion at Surrey County.
Shown by Sian Greene.

Just when we were thinking "where can you find a top class black stallion nowadays", up pops Tony Bell with the 4 year old
Wikners Gryffindor in Northern Ireland.


So far this year, show ring successes,

N.I. Festival.  Judge; Mrs B Moore. 1st Shetland 4 years old & over & Shetland Champion.
Ballymena Show. Judge; Mrs N Hoy. 1st Shetland Colt/Stallion 2 years & over & Shetland Champion. Follow him on www.shetland-pony.com/2016 results scheme.

 


At Neilston Show recently - Judge Mr.K Adam - Shearer Pitcairn's Eiger Nijinsky  won The Miniature Championship on his first outing this year.  Lorna Jamieson's 2yr old filly - Lignite Swingtime -  was Reserve Miniature Champion and also Junior Miniature Champion - her stablemate - Lorna's yearling - Lignite Island Star -  was Reserve Junior Champion. WELL DONE BOTH! Nice to hear from Scotland. GH

Eiger Nijinsky..................Shearer Pitcairn


Lignite Swingtime.................. Lorna Jamieson


In at the deep end Twelve year old Toby Bull loves grooming and handling horses and ponies and has recently been giving us a  helping hand on weekends at the Tawna stud. He helped prepare two ponies for yesterday’s Cornwall Open Show – our first outing for the year – and arrived bright and early to go to his first ever horse show where he was going to watch and learn how the show classes are conducted. Toby is looking forward to having a go in some Young Handlers classes later in the season, so he did a dress rehearsal of his show togs....just as well, as with two first prize winners to go into the championship Toby was unexpectedly pressed into action, taking yearling filly Tawna Freckles into the ring. What a thrill for him when judge Mrs Sandra Seward pulled Freckles forward as Miniature Champion! Reserve Miniature Champion went to our mare, Tawna Tia Maria. Best gelding went to Wotknotts Angus owned by Fiona and Ellen Lawrence.



Cranford Fandabbydosey and Jack Dale

Cranford Hector   

 


Ch.Merrylees Nuggett owned by C & J Percy


Junior Ch was Snelsmore Sundance owned by C & J Percy


Res Ch. Buxted Excel and Pauline Hopkins.


Res Jun ch.  Fairy Constance and Lord De La Warr

Heathfield Show 28th May. In hand CHAMPION WAS THE MINI STALLION Merrylees Nuggett owned by C & J Percy. Reserve was Buxted Excel piebald stallion, P Hopkins/J. Jones. Junior was Snelsmore Sundance and reserve junior was 2-3 year old Fairy Constance, Anne De La Warr.

Heathfield show. Good day out for Cranford, got soaked during in hand, so no pic of Cranford Jocelyn winning the 3 year old class. The 'fabulous' combo AKA ‘’the gruesome twosome’ Jack Dale and Cranford Fandabbydosey’ above left, was 2nd to a Dartmoor Stallion, Debbie/Alice Barr. Other Shetlands in a strong class of A’s B’s and Dartmoors, were placed 4th and 6th. Cranford Hector was 3rd in a mixed M&M lead rein, enjoying his new life as a gelding owned by Dinah Taylor, but led by Sally Anne Dale and ridden by Florence Taylor. https://youtu.be/72FusWlYRyU for Hector
https://youtu.be/on77fAyIc1c for Jack and Fanny.


Hundreds of you have read the editorial on hyperlipaemia. Perhaps not the problem it once was as I've been contacted by only 3 of you whose 'cases' were much like below.
We lost a mare to this last March. She was pregnant and healthy, not overweight. The foal died inside her. Afterwards, although on her feet, she was down in the dumps and wouldn’t eat. The vet said that she had gone into shock and unless she ate the fat would gravitate towards her liver and kidneys which would eventually cause organ failure – he advised us to try feeding her with Ready Brek through a syringe but she just didn’t want it. A blood test confirmed hyperlipaemia and she was put down.  EY


Chrissie Wells and daughter Daisy with their up to height mini gelding Cr. Beckham winning the Sunshine tours lead rein qualifier at Plumpton College. Daisy is  6 years, rides Beckham off the lead, gallops like an idiot, gets regularly bucked off and just laughs. Chrissie has a livery yard near Uckfield.

Parklands Show on May 15th: Judge Mrs J Jones and probation judge, Andrea Foster.
Supreme Champion BRIAR PICCOLO       A HAMPTON above left. Supreme Reserve GOTT MABS    J & G SMITH above far right

About 25 years ago, a known condition, hyperlipaemia seemed to strike Shetland ponies, mostly minis, with a vengeance. Theories abounded from the veterinary profession as to its causes, amongst them initially, was the theory that in mid - late term pregnancy, a mare switched her metabolism to the growing foal, in effect starving herself. This had some credence as the oft aborted foal, which sometimes saved the mare's life, were invariably  'plump' and rather 'well done' for that stage in pregnancy. Other theories included, overfat mares, worm damage, stress, insufficient food for mare and so on. A simple blood test would diagnose the condition with fat separating from the blood often more than 50% of the sample stood in a test tube inside a few minutes. Speaking personally, and I'm sure for many of you, lack of worming would not be a cause, nor lack of feed, although some mares may have been a tad overweight, nothing excessive. Every winter we heard terrible news of this dread killer condition, yet I cannot remember the last case I heard of. Have you? CONTACT us

The Fairytale stud in Derbyshire are publishing daily updates on progress 2016 foaling

Mesd. Picket and Sargeant's Champlers Verity - Champion Shetland at the 2016 Royal Windsor Horse Show. (picture courtesy of ES Photography)


Homebred Hodeam Amelie. Who on only her second outing under saddle won a large lead rein class at Woodbridge Horse Show, followed by reserve overall ridden champion and has qualified for Equifest and PUK summer and winter champs. Expertly piloted by her jockey, 7 year old Hannah Daniels-Blackburn, led by Holly Bland.

 



Area 12 NPS show
held at Kings Equestrian Centre Bromyard. The overall Standard Championship & Standard Junior Championship were taken by Pirouette Midnight Debut with Annwood Gino standing Reserve in both Championships. (photograph of Pirouette Midnight Debut)


 

Gott Mabs, shown by Jane Smith  Miniature Champion, Overall Shetland Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion of Show. Judge Mr. N. Vale.

 

 


New stallion arrives at Melody Bourner's Padbrook stud in Kent
Milday Oreo who has arrived at Padbrook, from the Milday Stud in Scotland,
on stud duty.
He travelled courtesy of Gillies Transport in their new huge lorry !
Now out at grass with his  mares.
Hope  to see everyone at Heathfield. M.B

Congratulation  to the organisers of the Area 12 NPS show held at Kings Equestrian Centre Bromyard.
Competing here for the first time, it was a friendly well organised show, even changing the rings to keep things running smoothly. Snelsmore ponies had a great day winning all three Miniature classes and Championships. 
Snelsmore Lalique  went on to represent the breed in the Mountain and Moorland Championship later in the day and was Reserve Champion.   


Everybody keeps telling me how well we (cranford) do/have done with our ridden ponies. It’s true, we have enjoyed success, largely to do with good suitable ponies, and some good jockeys and keen parents. In the main our publicity comes not from Facebook as you might think, in fact I’m disinclined to use social media for self promotion of results, but the results page on Shetland-pony.com. we have got involved in riding the ponies we have bred for our own entertainment and enjoyment, but have always been aware of the fact that all of us competing in affiliated events are hopefully doing breed perception good and that applies to in hand as well.

It’s true the breed society’s scheme compiles results annually, but there is no running results scheme, understandably, it is very time consuming and time is money, hence there is a nominal fee for the Shetland-pony.com scheme and with the help of sponsors, you could well collect a quality memento at the end of the season.

COME ON, LEAD REIN, FIRST RIDDEN AND OPEN AND WHP EXHIBITORS. Enter before 7th May and I will hold the price. It’s not about us, it’s about all of you too.  www.shetland-pony.com/2016 SAME OFFER (closing date)TO IN HAND APPLIES AS WELL.


SHETLAND PONY STUD-BOOK SOCIETY

DRIVEN PERFORMANCE AWARDS SCHEME

Following the amazingly successful training day held last January with Elinor Bosanquet, the SPS-BS Driven Performance Awards Scheme held the 2016 training event at Bennington Carriages with Sue Mart..

 Nine turnouts had registered to attend the day and all had sent back forms with their aspirations.  Everyone wished to improve in different ways and some of the subjects covered included: fitting show harness and putting to a show gig for the first time for that particular pony, improving shows, dressage, advice about minor issues, harness fitting, advice to a pony who was about to start a career with RDA.  Possibly the highlight of the day was seeing Andrew and Hannah Britland putting their lovely home-bred pony put to and driving round the school  - everyone with smiles on their faces.

It was lovely to see several home-bred ponies there.  As I say so many times, a happy Shetland is a working Shetland and it is days like these who give these ponies the opportunity to go on into a happy and  safe driving career.

A massive “thank you” to Sue and her team at Bennington.  She was truly the star of the day which started well before 9.00 a.m. And was not to finish before 4.00 p.m.  The feedback has been excellent and everyone left feeling they had gained both knowledge and encouragement.

The Scheme welcomes all registered Shetland ponies – there is a driving weekend planned for 22/24 July as well as the Annual Luncheon in January.  A further training day will be held in 2017. Any information contact Willowe Keeley 01902 372238
07980 635292. Email:
willowe.keeley@virgin.net

Shetland pony driven awards

Summer weekend July 2016

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July.

Friday ; meet up get together night, B.B.Q, bring and share in the old cow yard at Dee Gee farm.

Saturday a.m ; training day at Anslow to include cross country drive, 3.5 miles. Training will be with Stuart Roberts, cost 30 per hour, cross country course 12 per day.

Saturday evening;  dinner at the local pub from 20 per person for 2 courses.

Sunday; drive on Cannock Chase, 3,000 acres of beautiful forest and tracks.

Doreen and Peter Tindale, Abbeyfield stud.

       Venue Dee Gee farm, Colton, Rugeley, Staffs. Ws15 3lw

       Telephone; 07831306739

       Plenty of parking and camping for you and your ponies, ponies can be fenced off by your trailers.

       Limited stables, book early. Please bring your own   bedding, hay etc.

       Hard hats and body protectors for cross country.