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Coming out of so many awful weeks of rain to a lovely sunny spring Saturday at our first outing with Roger (Kerloch Kebel) was very successful.
He won his lead rein class and then went champion at the BSPS show held at Royal Leisure, ridden by 7 year old Rowan, on their first outing. J.H.
Missing from St
Piebald mares 1
with star and 1
Thank you. Alison Hills
ponies have been found safe in a disused farm miles away in a pen Maybe they were made too hot They have been looking for them for 2 days. I.F.
|Roger and Jill Jones re-enacting the WW1 battle of the Somme, or as they call it, 'taking hay to the ponies'. Good look Rog!|
Suzanne from the
Westbridgepark stud ran
the Reading half
marathon on Sunday for
the Hampshire and isle
of white air
ambulance and completed
it in 2:38. And if
anyone wanted to donate
please go to her just
FANTASTIC EFFORT by Suzanne, especially as she is not due to have her wellies surgically removed until mid May! I hope the I.O.Wighters and Hampshire followers of this page chip in a donation.
Littlefort Atlantic Storm
The foaling season started very early this year at Littlefort!
This lovely colt was born early during the recent storms on 12th February.
He's by Merrylees Fine and Dandy, out of Eiger Kara, her first foal and all is well.
What's that green stuff he's standing on? And where's his snorkel?
Lovely foal, congratulations.
Early success, for Hools Shetland Pony Stud with 8 year old mare Strocherie Ennya, at the Orkney Riding Club Winter Woolie Show 2014. Ennya had last year off as she had a filly foal. This is her first outing with new rider Eilidh Dowell aged 8.
Ennya was Overall Reserve Champion In-hand, Overall Reserve Ridden Champion and Overall Reserve Champion! As her owner says "This talented mare never fails to surprise us!"
NATIONAL STALLION SHOW 01/03/2014
Judges Standards :- Mrs J Lambert
Miniatures :- Mrs J Whitehouse
Kerloch Rupert.............................................Nicola Maternaghan
Kinkell Geila.................................................Jane Barry
Warrackston Tamara...................................Irene Spence
1st Kerloch Rupert.......................................Nicola Maternaghan
2nd Isle of Mona Telstar...............................Linda Steward
3rd Kinkell Goodlad.......................................Jane Barry
COLT 2 or 3 year old
1st Cassindilly Jester........................................Louise Wilson
2nd Rosehoy of Transy.....................................Transy Stud
MARE or Gelding 4 years & over
1st Kinkell Geila............................................Jane Barry
2nd Struie Dainty.........................................Catherine Marshall
3rd Kerryston Nanette...................................Ken & Anne Scott
FILLY 2 or 3 year old
1st Warrackston Tamara...............................Irene Spence
2nd Kerryston Naomi.....................................Ken & Anne Scott
3rd Warrackston Bemused............................I.Spence & S. Pye
1st Struie Dazzler.........................................Catherine Marshall
2nd Rashiburn Lady Bindi...............................W & K Campbell
3rd Myreton Galaxy........................................J & G Wilson
Lignite Dusky Beauty..........................................Lorna Jamieson
Myreton Dougal...................................................J & G Wilson
1st Myreton Dougal..............................................J & G Wilson
2nd Kerswell Montgomery....................................Alichbrae Stud
3rd Romany Santos.............................................Lyn Colquhoun
MARE or GELDING 4 year old & over
1st Strathlene Lucky Me.......................................Lorna Jamieson
2nd Destiny Alainn Denise....................................Lyn Colquhoun
3rd Orchid of Berry.............................................Ann Irvine
COLT FILLY or GELDING 2 or 3 year old
1st Lignite Dusky Beauty....................................Lorna Jamieson
2nd Hjaltland Lily..............................................EB & SA Knight
3rd Kerswell Merlot...........................................Alichbrae Stud
YEARLING COLT FILLY or GELDING
1st Hermits Party Girl....................................Nicola Maternaghan
2nd Lignite Chatterbox..................................Lorna Jamieson
3rd Alchibrae Evangeline...............................Alichbrae Stud
YOUNG HANDLER aged 7 to 11
1st Miss Anna Marshall
2nd Dawn Monie
3rd Lewis Wilson
YOUNG HANDLER aged 12 to 16
1st Emma Bowden
The following from Corley Oak is not
untypical I'd guess, but would like to
hear how you have coped (with pics if
possible) through this wettest of
With the weather being so awful of late and before we start to get busy with new arrivals and the show season we thought we would organise a couple of events.
The first was an Equestrian Table Top sale in our village hall on Sunday 23rd February, we were totally surprised by the number of people wanting tables the hall was full and we ended up having to turn several potential sellers away as couldn’t fit anymore in, with a good turn out of buyers the day went really well.
Our second event was a Veterinary Colic Talk by Vets from Calweton Equine, we decided on this subject due to hearing of six separate cases of colic in the local area over the past few weeks which had made everyone a bit concerned.
Having worked closely with Vets Paul & Lee, we know they have an excellent informal way of putting things across that makes things easy to understand, giving people the confidence to ask questions without the fear of feeling unknowledgeable.
They both did an excellent job and there was lots of questions from the audience, we’ve had great feedback that people had learnt a lot and would feel more confident in not only recognising the symptoms of colic and knowing what to do but also the preventative things that can be done to reduce the chances of your horse or pony suffering from colic.
Over the summer we hope to hold one or two things at the stud once things have dried up a bit!
Alyson & Chamaine Collytown Stud Well done you two for providing information and education and some interest to help pass away this interminable winter. Ed.
|In line with breed society rule change allowing 4 year old stallions to compete without inspection/licencing etc, the rule has been altered in the league tables for this site. see www.shetland-pony.com/2014 rule changes highlighted thus|
|These are my latest paintings, Left; Southdown & Eridge Hunt at Lewes, East Sussex, Boxing Day 2013. and right: Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys. Colour copies on heavy quality paper available A3 (16" x 12") fit standard readymade frame. Including p&p £23.50 each contact email@example.com|
Many of you know I painted like
a man possessed between 1989 and
2000. Subject matter alongside
commissions were mainly Shetland
pony based. The 'muse' left me I
guess, I painted myself to a
standstill and stopped.
Happily my enthusiasm has returned and I am painting again. I was lucky in that pretty much everything I painted, I sold, but I cannot remember who the people were that bought these 3 pictures, one on the right and the two below. If it was you, or you know who owns them, I'd appreciate an email. Just for my own records and peace of mind.
Helawi Ponies going of to their new home with the Royal Family in Qatar We have had great success exporting ponies to the Middle East. We make sure that the new owners have knowledge of their natural environment. We have regular contact and updates and it is amazing how well they do. I.F.
V. SMALL IMAGE AS SUPPLIED. Ed.
|From the response received, you obviously enjoyed the cartoon below ! If you didn't, you must think it's aimed at you. Not anyone specifically, I just thought it very funny, but, if the cap fits.......... ;-) best comeback remark, "I thought most shows already have that class!|
am happy to publish the following, because
'standard or mini'
Shetland ponies all come from the same
source. Technically there are no standard
bloodlines or miniature either, although
breeders do use small or large stock with
generations of large or small breeding to
greatly improve the likely outcome of
progeny. We have chosen to classify them but
this classification is based not on a
pony's parentage, but its actual height.
As Lady Joan Gore Langton was well known for
saying "little genes will out".
Felicity,s Flowering Felisha, 33 1/2 ins with 1/2 inch to spare now has a JMB certificate of her height, she is now a certified miniature shetland pony . In a perfect world hopefully the witch hunt, back biting and threats will now cease and this beautiful mare will be able to get back to what the owner and pony enjoy most, just getting out and about in the show ring .
Even better, perhaps the Exhibitors who have been so quick with their ill judgement of the pony's height could apologise to the owner and better still club together and stump up the £81 JMB measuring fee .Joy Barugh.
|16th February 2014 # The Sun has got its hat on, hip hip hip hooray!|
|In an attempt to ensure there is a class to suit everyone, novice, newcomers, intermediates, how long before we see this class!!?|
|Delia Woodley, Kingswood stud, Hampshire. New field shelter erected new in November. Now sread over 5 acres Good news, no ponies hurt, and not under 3 ft of water. Shades of the '87 hurricane last night (Fri 14th-15th).|
The late lamented Hazel
ponies, now in the care
of Granddaughter Emily
and 3 great
Wraysbury, where you
will all have seen
Situation in Wraysbury has been pretty desperate, although incredible what community spirit it brings. We are dry in the house (just), but access only by boat
At the waters height (Tuesday/Wed) - this was the only strip of grass left - you'll see we backed the trailer in for extra shelter!
10 Arab horses were evacuated from the fields behind us.... but the Shetlands would not be moved! Levels receding now but its raining again. E.
The open ridden class (HOYS
qualifier) at the Breed
am informed that the
decision to exclude the
winner of the above class
from the ridden ring
championship (and by
consequence the possibility
of a place in the supreme
championship) has not been
definitely decided and along
with the rest of the
schedule will come before
the council meeting in
April. I have therefore
removed the article from
this web site which was well
founded** to allow Council
to take advice on procedure
and listen to any view by
letter from the members. I
suggest if you have an
opinion on the matter you
should write to or email
Council stating your view.
** When the HOYS qualifier was taken up by the Society 3 years ago, the Breed Show was held in Scotland. The winning pony was ridden champion and went on to be Supreme Champion.
The following year at Bakewell, the open ridden HOYS was only included in the ridden ring championship at the insistence of the judge. The HOYS pony bucked and another pony went forward to the supreme and stood reserve Supreme.
Last year at Harrogate, the HOYS (open ridden) was denied entry into the ridden ring championship. The winner of the junior class (open class for under 14s only, there was only one entry but came a worthy 2nd in the HOYS class) went on to be ridden champion and reserve supreme.
Despite the weather, rain of
for the fortunate majority,
normal life will return, and in
due course, albeit a little
longer for those most severely
stricken, the same. People are
looking forward to the show
season, if only as a point of
focus and as light at the end of
the tunnel. With that in mind, I
have been busying myself
preparing the web pages ready to
report results for this site's
league tables. Results accepted
from 1st March to September
Entry fee until 30th April £15, up to 2 ponies in hand. Late entry £25 no later than 30th June
Extra ponies in hand, ie 3rd pony after initial entry, £7.50 each whenever added. Ridden ponies, £10 per section. see. www.shetland-pony.com/2014 for rules/entry etc.
Broadspring Tango won the Nps open at the area 7 show at Bury Farm on his first outing for a year and half. He's had a great start to the year so we're looking forward to seeing what other success he can have in the showing season.
Another year's success with Timberland
Following a successful year, we were delighted to receive, not only the shetland-pony.com 2/3yr old filly section winners prize, but also the SPSBS National Award 1st prize for the 2yr old section. This is an unbelievable achievement for Timberland Emily as she won this award in 2012 as a yearling.
We wish everyone a successful 2014 show season.
Charlotte and Sabrina Salters.
Although I haven't seen the full results of Breed Society Scheme. It is pleasing that the results mirror those on the shetland-pony.com scheme. Main difference is that the Society scheme (which is based on my concept) allows any number of shows results and shetland-pony.com allows a maximum of six. Where there is a discrepancy and a pony improves its position, it is because of this. I believe my scheme gives a truer result, but the Society scheme is free. However for your fee, you get months of publicity throughout the season, on a section that is followed keenly and fab mementoes.
Not sure if this is too much blowing our own trumpet but we were delighted to receive through the post an award certificate and rosette for Plumtree Chimaira from the SPSBS. He had come 1st in the yearling section of the National Award scheme. We had a lovely time showing him last year and made many new friends and really enjoyed ourselves.
We only had Chimaira as Plumtree had been given backword on him and we couldn't resist him. many thanks to Lorraine and Jodie for letting us have him.
Regards, Lynne and Terry Day
On Sunday 2nd
February there was a bloodhound
meet at Lopshill, near Damerham.
The meet was at 12noon and it
was on foot. At the end of the
meet 90+ people mounted and
several people followed on foot.
It was lovely weather, the bloodhounds followed the quarry on four trails, there were breaks at the end of each trail to give the quarry enough time to run on. There was 13 miles to be covered and this took four hours in total.
It was a great day had by all, with tea, cakes and sandwiches!!
Digby Shepherd and Cranford Fantastic (Zorro) following their local bloodhound pack. MS
Did you know that Fly the Last Flute who won Supreme at Olympia was bred by Elaine Tomlinson, Alice Tomlinson of Birchmoor Admiral's fame, mum? – not good English that but you get what I mean. Wowee she obviously knows and breeds a good un!!! Also for the second year running the sensible BSPS have chosen a black Shetland for their Pony Personality of the Year namely Buckberry Emile – how cool is that – (Well deserved I'm sure, but hopefully not just because of colour!) this year they have done it as a joint Rider and Pony Personality and given it to Treacle and his jockey – Charles Oakes and Buckberry Emile – another great boost for our lovely breed! JN.
Who needs Facebook to look at on a boring, wet and windy winter's day when there are many pleasures available on shetland-pony.com.
Just look at the European stud. Wonderful photos of some beautiful ponies, many bred here and exported.
The foals are super and so are their names.
There is Crunchy Munchy of Bavarian Sea, GH says, yes., it's true, checked it out myself, see http://www.ponygestuet-chiemsee.de/fohlen-2011.html wouldn't be the first time I've been copied!! or the ultimate ‘Expensive van Bromishet’
Just wish I could find the translator on my pc!
|For the first time ever we can all say, whatever age we are, that we 'have never seen weather like this before'. How the folk in the south west are coping is beyond me. However the good news is that it will stop in due course and life will eventually return to normal. There has been little news to report, unsurprisingly. I have resisted the temptation to engage you wit 'neck nominations' the latest face book craze. (Drink a pint of something disgusting, do something stupid, video it, publish with 'nomination or challenge to 3 more) Some are funny, the funniest is a 'wrong side of middle age' Scots farmer in wellies and a mankini drinking the dangerous end of a pint of Grouse. This site's stats tell me people from the UK and continent are scouring it for stud news, updates and news, of which I am struggling to supply other than my own 'doings' but this site is not about me IT'S ABOUT YOU! So if you have some news, send it in and I will publish. GH|
|Carnage at Cranford. Just having a coffee, CRASH, car turning into next door drive gets hit up the back end by 15cwt van, accelerator jams, flies thru post and rail hitting water trough, driver in car in shock, cuts and bruises otherwise ok. more aggro when I want to paint and watch the footie.|
Derek passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve, in his 90th year. Manners and charm personified. Sadly missed by all who knew him.
GREENSLADE TAYLOR HUNT
SPRING SALE OF SHETLAND PONIES
THURSDAY 20th MARCH 2014
SALE OF SHETLANDS TO COMMENCE AT 1PM
COLLECTIVE SALE OF HORSES & PONIES TO COMMENCE AT 2PM
CLOSING DATE FOR CATALOGUING 6TH MARCH 2014
ENTRY FEES MUST BE
Jack Dale and Crunchy
at their first dressage
competition at Plumpton
Agricultural College, prelim
4. came 5th out of 29! Just
to prove he's still under
control, despite loving to
'get a wiggle on' hunting.
For those of you who have resisted the 'facebook' thingy, it's worth setting up 'an account' so you can see the occasional item that may be of interest and I will post a link to it as per above, merely click. Also the item on the sea at Grutness Shetland, below.
settled in very well at his new
lease home and has been out
winning, as well as showing him
she is doing pony club and mini
"Has had a fab day's showing at AINTREE INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTRE, Mr Red and Lola won the FR and the Veterans class, then took the Pony Championship (in very good company.) Very proud of them both, plus Lola won £25 and race tickets for Mummy and Daddy!! :-) xx"
Surf's up at Grutness, Shetland
SPSBS Driven Performance Awards 2012/2013
The annual luncheon and presentation of awards took place on January 12th 2014 at the Holiday Inn Stoke on Trent when 36+ members and guests from across the country met from 11am for coffee, mulled wine and chatter before sitting down to lunch.
Lunch was followed by a very entertaining and informative talk by Mr David Kay of the Oxendale Stud. He has served on the Council, is a member of the SPSBS Centenary Committee , is on the Judge’s Panel and is also a past President of the Shire Horse Society and an authority on rare breeds of poultry, obviously a man of many talents.
Mr Kay set the scene for his talk suggesting that he and Willowe (our organiser and secretary) wanted to establish a business in Wolverhampton delivering beer, so far so good except that Willowe wanted a smart van with all mod cons and David favoured a pair of Shires and a dray!
Using documentation, comparisons and anecdotes from his time with Thwaites brewers it was very clear why the Shires would be the obvious choice for the company accountant and publicity.
Mr Kay was thanked and warmly applauded before proceeding to the presentation of trophies and cups (results attached )
Doreen and Peter Tindale organised a very successful raffle and thanked Willowe for her organisational skills for the Scheme.
We look forward to the 2014 season and the next luncheon booked for Sunday January 11th 2015
|Watching us watching you........Every year the Collytown Stud have an equine photographer visit them, last summer she brought a friend with her who shares her passion for horses, one of the foals in particular took a real shine to her friend. Really cute video clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cp7sV9nnag|
|Attended the Southern Group lunch yesterday 19th at the invitation of New organiser Delia Woodley of the KINGSWOOD STUD in Hampshire. It's been at least 5 years since I went to their lunch at Hamptworth Golf club and it was most enjoyable. Good to see so many old friends and good to see everyone champing at the bit looking forward to the show season. Delia is very knowledgeable, and is enthusiastic, and I am sure with a new organiser the group will continue and enjoy success. Mandy Sargeant and Jackie Percy have offered to help Delia and Gary.|
|Letter of thanks from Macmillan Cancer Care for your donations of £1050.00 Click here|
The listing of the NATIONAL STALLION SHOW
it won't be long before 'the season' is
underway. This is bound to be a difficult
year, with breeders especially reappraising
the number of and which shows they will
attend. When it comes to 'in hand' most
breeders, whilst they may well enjoy
showing, do so to promote their stock and
the sale of progeny.
Although things are 'dire', there is the flickering of interest, and there are still people wishing to acquire Shetland ponies for a myriad of reasons from a child's pet, companion, or as a pony to produce and show. Whilst the 'for sale' page on this web site is quiet in January, it always is, the huge number of sites on facebook and the like offering 'free adverts' mean that people who want to sell, but know chances are slim, will place an advert to sit amongst the 3 legged, laminitic, uncatchable and the 'nappy', hoping that someone will fall into their £150 - £200 bargain, drawing attention to the huge surplus of equines in this country.
have sold two this month, due entirely to
our web site on shetland-pony.com where
despite social media, (Aw, bless, I'd buy it
if you weren't so far away, you are asking
£200, will you take £100? etc etc) serious
buyers come to research and seek out the
best. Most of our enquiries are for standard
ridden ponies, because nowadays that's where
our interests are concentrated, and once you
stop showing, or your ponies aren't shown by
others, you disappear off the radar very
quickly, so for us, to disperse our mini
herd, as part of retirement wind down, we
may have to get back 'in' to get 'out'! No
problem, we'll enjoy it.
The Glasgow Agricultural Society PREMIUM LIST For
THE 153rd NATIONAL STALLION SHOW
to be held onSATURDAY 1st MARCH 2014 within
STIRLING AGRICULTURAL CENTRE. Schedule. Entry form
|One of the Country's oldest and most respected studs returns to shetland-pony.com after a two year absence. Welcome home Harry.|
|Thought we'd have a few sunny days.........before the snow comes!|
Society membership for 2014 is due on
You may pay by debit/credit card and by telephone 01738 623471.
|'Our' Shetland pony. He is 9 and called Claredale Sam aka Sammy Shetland. He hunts every weekend with the Cheshire Bloodhounds with his little jockey James aged 8. He is kindly on loan to us and is a little diamond.|
grand daughter Emily Hawkins-Smith, aged seven,
following in her sister’s footsteps on Kerloch
Eliza, learning her up downs and loving every
minute. Our next generation enjoying their
Shetland ponies looking forward to the 2014
|BEWARE callers with an Asian accent asking for you by name and saying there is a problem with your computer. They may even say they are Microsoft. (THEY AREN'T) There IS NOT A PROBLEM WITH YOUR COMPUTER, it is a scam. Suggest you say 'there is nothing wrong with my computer, f*** off' or other favourite expletive. Most satisfying. THEY ARE VERY THICK SKINNED AND WILL TRY SEVERAL TIMES, which will give you lots of opportunities to practice your Anglo Saxon.|
Just into the new year and despite the
wet and mud,
interest in buying ponies is starting to
stir. We have sold one in the last week
and there is interest in two others
which may or may not materialise. We
have decided that very few, if any mares
will be covered this year, those that do
get covered will be to maintain health.
We have plenty of stock for sale, and we
tried hard to disperse the herd four
years ago, but somehow we collect them.
For my part, I'd stop breeding now for
the same reasons as 4 years ago and just
keep a few ridden ponies, the old girls
and Hector the stallion. Kevin does not
want to stop breeding completely, and
there's the dilemma. He 'does' the
ponies, not me, so I can't force it, but
he has sense and fewer will be the way
forward. It's not about the money,
selling ponies, it's about what is the
point in breeding ponies that people no
longer want in numbers they did?
Ideally, someone/persons much younger
would buy the breeding stock and give it
30 years like we have. We have had a
ball, good times and bad and met
some fantastic people who are and will
become lifelong friends. I am sad to see
Grimpowood stud is giving up, time takes
its toll on all of us and we all have to
stop in the end, nothing is forever.
Despite Facebook, to which I admit a slight addiction, albeit most of it's dross, THIS SITE remains the one for people looking to buy or research ponies available. News is a bit thin this time of year and I'm sure you wouldn't want me to report at the facebook level! I may well have some exciting news come Friday that will be of interest and help to a lot of you, so check back then. GH
This is our miniature gelding Tussilago Jacob and my 12 year old daughter Laura trying out their Christmas present for just the second time. Laura has been working hard long reining Jacob since the summer holidays. There is plenty to brush up on, but I'm pretty proud of the pair of them! Happy new year to you, Jo O'Nions
Derek O’Brien 1924-2013
From the moment his wife Joan founded the Annwood Shetland Pony Stud in 1964, he was a constant and enthusiastic supporter of the Breed and the Society, of which he became a Life Member. He spent many happy hours at Annwood Farm and later at Hills Place harrowing paddocks, repairing fences and carting hay.
Always on hand to drive the lorry, he could be found polishing ponies at shows and was occasionally persuaded to anchor a foal in the ring. Wonderful times were had attending County shows, visiting studs and making annual visits to the Aberdeen sales, where he often enjoyed a dram with friends made along the way.
Derek gave much to the equine world, serving for many years as Secretary to the Dartmoor Pony Society; he was also Mountain and Moorland Representative on the NPS Council, and Chief Mountain and Moorland Steward at the South of England Agricultural Show. It was thanks to his hard work that Shetland Breed Classes were introduced at Ardingly in 1969 and have been a feature of the show ever since. He remained interested in Shetlands to the end, offering sound advice and support to his daughter Mary and grand-daughter Lucinda, who continue to breed Annwood ponies today.
He will be sadly missed by Joan, his children, grand-children, great-children, and many friends. There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for his life at 12:00 noon on Friday, 10th January 2014, at the Parish Church of St Thomas, Winchelsea, East Sussex.
|You've done it !!
With 2 pledges yet to arrive
the target of
£1000 for Macmillan Cancer care has been achieved.
another £50 in gift aid as a result of your response
to back up your donations takes the monies raised to
well over. I Will publish exact final figures etc
when I hear from the charity, but thank you all for
Macmillan Cancer Care appeal........please note. Our appeal is closed for this year. Please make any new pledges/donations directly to Macmillan Cancer care.
Thought I would share the picture that I took for Harry and Edward's entry into their schools caught reading competition.
Degai Beauty will stand for anything as long as she can eat! Best wishes and a happy new year Sophie Jones.
|Have you done anything with your ponies over the holiday period? (Apart from drag through the mud wind and rain to feed/attend as req!) ALWAYS HAPPY to publish your news and pictures of anything entertaining or that shows the breed in good light.|
Southdown Hunt's Children's meet. 30-12-2013
The meet was postponed until 12 midday with the forecast that the wind and gales would pass. They did, about 1.30pm, but forty odd kids had set forth, soaked to the skin. I'm not sure that at my keenest I'd have gone, but if you're that keen you deserve a good day, and they certainly flew around, through and over the Plashetts Estate and Bentley wildfowl for 3 and half hours. Crunchy is certainly fit and hunting is Jack's passion. Next Sunday, dressage!! Recover some weight!
end after three and half hours
from Olympia....Buckberry Emile
Mrs C Preece best Shetland. Ridden by
of the Shetland Grand National.
Butterby Express 8th in the in hand veterans
|Best Dartmoor, Oakleat Navigator.. 6th overall and best Dartmoor. Owned by D.Hodge and Debbie Barr. Produced by Debbie Barr and ridden by Alice Barr, well known Shetland pony producers.|
Cranford's no 1 jockey.........Here
singing unaccompanied, unpractised, prior to
Christmas Eve concert.
Rides like the devil, sings like an angel.
Somebody knows where this little pony is!!!!!!! he is owned by this 5yr old boy who has grown up with him. he is his best friend and loves him so very much. his letter to santa last year was not for any presents, but just for his pony to get better from having cushings. this little boys heart and world have been shattered. so if anybody knows where he is, or indeed if you have him please please contact me, anonymously, and i will drive anywhere in the country to collect him. 07415207601.
Eynhallow lewis. R/up Standard stallion, pictured ...Prince has now gone on to his new home...
Thanks to You and the Enigma stud for the gorgeous prizes in this year's show points league table. We have caught some Cornish winter sunshine to take these pictures of my ponies sporting their rosettes. I feel so very proud that two of my boys have achieved the Shetland-pony.com Miniature Gelding Winner and Runner-Up for the second year - Tawna Viceroy and Tawna Boy George this time, and Viceroy and Tawna Moonshine last year. Viceroy has actually won his section for four successive years - the first time, also winning the Mini Yearling group. My Shetlands bring me enormous pleasure all the time, and I enjoy showing and taking part in your league during the season. Here's looking forward to next year, and in the meantime, Happy Christmas!
Best wishes. Pam Tabb GH SAYS. Well done you! You have superb ponies from one of the best studs in the country, and your production does them credit, reflected in their continued success in the show ring.
I know its not a usual venue, but I was not able to book any indoors for April as too late, but I have managed to book Priory Equestrian Centre, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey for our first show on 6th April and it can be indoors, so weather should not stop us, hope lots of you can come, good hard-standing for parking, just need to sort a chuck wagon, if anyone knows of one, that would be a help. D.W.
I have been contacted by a lady who has bought a colt foal. She has a lovely home waiting for him, but is having difficulty organising transport.
She has contacted me and asked if I could help, so I suggested your website; the lady concerned does not "do" computers or e-mails.
She was wondering if there was anybody out there who was transporting ponies form the Essex area, where the foal is, to Exeter, where she lives, and would have room for this foal.
She is quite happy for her phone number to be displayed and for anyone who could help to contact her for more details.
Please contact Clare if you can help 07935 841998
Wondered if you have seen the Christmas advert from Three.co.uk with Milday Socks
Best regards, Jane and Andy Page
SOUTHERN SHETLAND GROUP.
FROM DELIA WOODLEY
Northern Ireland stars.
Left, Barns Rosanna, owned by
the Beltoy stud, winner open
ridden section shetland-pony.com
league tables, kindly sponsored
by Halstock, Sharptor and Beltoy
Right, Beltoy Rosezario, owned by Beltoy stud. Winner gelding section, shetland-pony.com's league tables, kindly sponsored by Birchmoor stud.
hmmm, very cunning Mr Bell, got away with brushing head and neck only!!??
South West Shetland Pony Groups Youngstock Show Results, we had a great day with lovely weather. The committee would like to thank all the helpers on the day as well as the judge Mrs C.Hodder. For a full list of class results please visit our group website. G. Hannaford.
FOAL CHAMPION: COLLYTOWN SHIMMY/ A & C BLAMEY
RESERVE FOAL CHAMPION: SHARPTOR KNIGHTHOOD/ C.EVANS
YEARLING CHAMPION: ZENNOR ALICE/ M.MATHEWS
RESERVE YEARLING CHAMPION: TAWNA DOLLY DIMPLE/ A.RUNNALLS & F.HAMMOND
CHAMPION 2yr OLD: WESTBRIDGEPARK BETTY BOOP/ S.CHAPPLE
RESERVE CHAMPION 2yr OLD: COLLYTOWN SUKI/ A & C BLAMEY
CHAMPION 3yr Old: ZENNOR ARIEL/ M.MATHEWS
RESERVE CHAMPION 3yr Old: TAWNA CELESTE/ A.RUNNALLS & F.HAMMOND
Buxted Exotic, owned by Alichbrae stud, who took Miniature Champion at Stirling on Saturday at the Winter Fair. Judge was Jimmy Wilson,
NATIONAL FOAL SHOW.
Champion Shetland Foal
(left) Sharptor Etienne - Sarah Belton,
Reserve Champion (right) Snelsmore Quaffle - Jacqueline Percy. VERY LARGE entry of minis, over 20 fillies and 14 colts!
Classes were split between gender/height. Classes for all breeds, not just Shetlands. Pic shows
Sharptor Etienne with Shetland judge Lionel Gregory Esq.
|NPS AREA 20 Martin Davey Award for Achievement. Presented to Jack Dale, by Mrs Martin Davey at the Area 20 AGM and supper 23rd November. Jack, unaware he was to receive the award asked his mother, "Why am I being forced to go to a boring old AGM?" Out of the mouths of babes.................|
Small is best when it comes to Pony Club Games.
Baronshill Morag ridden by Leah Noreci and Stepley Samara ridden by Ellie Simmonds competing for Oxenholme branch of the Pony Club in Myerscough winter games league.
day after my mother's funeral,
this picture arrived of my uncle
Robert, Mum's brother, the last of
her siblings, now 96. Pictured at
the recent Remembrance day service
in Sandown Isle of Wight. On the
left is his son, Neil, who
represented his father at Mum's
Robert, served in the Argyle & Sutherland, Black Watch, and was a marine commando in the war. A hero, there are so few left now. Self effacing, a true gentleman, we are so proud of him.
A huge THANK YOU to You for organising it, and to the Enigma stud for sponsoring the fab, personalised, blue, white and silver rosette received this week for attaining the runner-up position in the mini 2 & 3 year old section of the show points league with Tawna Marina. It's a bit of fun to take part in the scheme, and creates extra awareness and interest in ponies throughout the country as the season progresses. The reward this year is absolutely gorgeous and glamorous...which is more than we can say about Marina in this weather! Best wishes, Fiona Hammond.
Thank you Fiona, This is typical response and it seems everyone is pleased with the scheme and appreciative of the sponsors. Photos please suitably adorned will be published, and for those of you who groan and say.....'ponies are hairy, filthy etc. REMEMBER. that's how Shetland ponies look for 8 months of the year, far more normal than the summer shimmer!!
Buxted Evangelist Owned by Judy Hawkins. Winner mini stallion section in the Enigma Stud sponsored results and league tables promoted by shetland-pony.com
Champlers Mimosa. Winner of Standard mare. Owned by G&J Smith. In shetland-pony.com's league tables sponsored by Birchmoor Stud
Snelsmore Nevada. Winner miniature 2-3 year old colt. Owned by C&J Percy. In shetland-pony.com's league tables, sponsored by Enigma stud.
Jack Dale winner affiliated l/rein sponsored BY Beltoy, Halstock and Sharptor studs, on Cranford Stud's Shanlock Vera.(Jack sporting his new haircut and a onesie!)
|Flying the flag for SCOTLAND. Lorna
foreground - Lignite Dusky Beauty (filly), winner most points yearling miniature. Middle Strathlene Lucky -Me, runner up mare, mini section and whose foal (Lignite Logan) won most points. Back Lexus Daphne, winner miniature mare class. Miniature in hand classes sponsored by Enigma stud.
The central Scotland Shetland Pony Group held its Young-stock show at the Caledonian Mart, Stirling on 16/11/13. Judge Mr R S Pitcairn. Full results here
Miniature Champion Myreton Dougal from J&G Wilson
Reserve Miniature Champion Alichbrae Lady Primrose from S McKay
Miniature Foal Champion Cassindilly Fusilier from L Wilson
Standard Black Champion Cassindilly Jester from L Wilson
Reserve Standard Black Champion Kerryston Nanette from K&A Scott
Standard Black Foal Champion Struie Mandy from C Marshall
Standard Coloured Champion Dryfesdale Diamond Jubilee from E Carlyle
Standard Coloured Reserve Champion Myreton Georgie from J&G Wilson
Standard Coloured Foal Champion Doonpark Spencer from S Calvert
clockwise from top left.......
Standard Coloured Champion
THE B.S.P.S. “OLYMPIA” HERITAGE MOUNTAIN AND MOORLAND OPEN RIDDEN CLASS
Registered Pure Bred Shetland. Ponies 4 years
old or over. Riders any age.