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Wow! What an amazing showing season we had in 2010!

Our piebald colt, Wotknotts Buccaneer (then 2 years old) far exceeded our optimistic expectations, his success including:

Crealy (May) 1st & Res Junior Champion

Crealy (June) 1st & Junior Champion

International Shetland Show 1st & Res Junior Champion

Wessex Summer Show 1st

Crealy (Sept) 1st, Junior Champion & Reserve Supreme

Royal County of Berkshire Show (Newbury) 1st & Junior Champion

Wessex Autumn Show 1st & Junior Champion

These results saw Buccaneer top the table in the miniature 2 year old colt section of the Shetland-pony.com Miniature Shetland In-Hand League, and win the Wessex Group Best Junior Miniature Shetland award.

 

We were delighted too with the success of our yearlings during 2010 - Wotknotts Cedric, Wotknotts Annabelle and Wotknotts Selwyn.

 

It as always very rewarding to see ponies we have bred being loved and enjoyed, so we were overjoyed when Wotknotts Carruthers' young owner Shannon King rode him to success at the 2009 Wessex Shows to be named 'Wessex Best Ridden Pony'. Not bad for a miniature Shetland - Shannon even managed to achieve a rising trot! Unfortunately Shannon grew a bit and upgraded to a Standard Shetland for the 2010 ridden classes, but she continued to show Carruthers in-hand, gaining several 1st places.

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Welcome to Wotknotts.

A brief history of our small stud of ponies, based mainly on New Park breeding......
When I was three my parents bought me my first pony. At 16 I gave up riding, but my father continued to keep a couple of Irish Draft horses cross-breeding to produce several successful event horses. But 20 years on I still had a yearning to share my life with equines, and Dad (a retired farmer) needed more manageable livestock as a reason to get up in the mornings - so MINIATURE SHETLANDS were the obvious solution. We bought our first ponies in 1995. Fortunately my husband Chris shares my passion for these wonderful little ponies and takes cares of all the paddock management, drives us to events, and even shows if he absolutely has to! We feel incredibly privileged to have discovered and be involved with such intelligent and personable equines – they really have enriched our lives.

Why WOTKNOTTS? The family estate is called KNOTTS FARM - this was the only prefix of many we submitted containing 'KNOTTS' which was accepted for registration.