Cranford Ponies
Berwick,  East Sussex. BN26 6TF  Tel:-  0044 international (0)1323 870657
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We don't do many shows these days, but wowsers are we delighted with our results for 2018!

Occasionally, we have a top class pony for sale, though nothing at present


Cr. Hector/Florence Taylor, Res Supreme at Downs Group Show April


Winner first ridden at Heathfield and 2nd in Open Veteran same day


Winner. Unsung hero in middle, blue T SHIRT Kevin Whitmee. Joint owner/breeder


Winner lead rein, Heathfield. Cr. Fiddledydee/Lucie Dale


Having her first Show Side saddle at The POLEGROVE, Bexhill.


HOPING FOR SOME 'Air Frosts' next year. Debbie Barr's
Sir Galahad with our 4 mares.


Herts County. Cr Fireman, owned by  Sara Hird


Mandy Shepherd's Cranford Fantastic. blue shirt white stars, at Windsor.
Qualified yet again for Olympia 2018.


Cranford Vision  at 2018 Bsps Area 11- 2nd Open Lead Rein
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Cranford Freddie's driving shows so far this season

2nd under 13.2 and winner of Concours d'Elegance Heathfield Show

2nd under 13.2 and winner of Concours d'Elegance ( The Ascot Trophy) South of England Show

1st under 13.2 Hickstead Derby Meeting

1st Mountain and Moorland, 1st Country Vehicle (under 13.2) (he came home with three trophies) British Driving Annual Show Smith's Lawn.

 


Cranford Fantasia, 4 years, champion Senior standard and Supreme Champion
Downs Group Show, pictured with Cr Fiddledydee 1st senior mare 9 years, reserve
senior champion standard pony, same show. Both mares out of same dam,
Isle of Mona Fringe. FANTASIA by Cranford Hector, one of his last crop before being
gelded, and FIDDLEDYDEE by a son of Hector, Cr Crunchy Munchy


Cranford Fantasia, 4 years, champion Senior standard and Supreme Champion
Downs Group Show. September 2018


Cranford HECTOR. ridden Champion and reserve supreme
Downs Group show

 



I'm not  huge fan of the SHETLAND Grand National, but I am aware that conducted properly, it gives youngsters exciting opportunities and can be good publicity showing the versatility of the breed, enhancing its reputation and further dispelling negative attitudes of the ever distant, dimmer past. Having said that, got to admit, one of a series of three 'flat' races, this one at Chepstow, by any standard, had an exciting finish.
https://www.facebook.com/gerry.hart.315 listen to the young jockey's post race interview. Confident, eloquent.


Cranford Fiddledydee. Champion ridden at Southern Group Autumn


Cranford Fantasia, 4 years, at her first show under saddle. SEWPCA at Merrist wood
first in NEWLY BROKEN lead rein and CHAMPION!


Cranford Fiddledydee and Cranford Hector, STARTING THEIR 2018!


our 6 year old newly broken Sec D Mare, broken schooled and ridden here by
Sally Ann Dale. ok, not a Shetland, but dead pleased anyway xx

   





some of the successful ponies  schooled by the Cranford. l-r. VISION,  HECTOR, CRUNCHY,  FANDABBYDOSEY, .
 




Cranford Fantastic, left, and Cr. Fandabbydosey, right, at the Royal Windsor Horse Show May 2017

The fabulous Fandabbydosey, leaves Cranford for her new life with ten year old Olive Nicholls in Lambourne. Ive had some memorable horses and ponies in my life, and for obvious reasons I never rode her, a few may have equalled her, but I don’t think any of the others brought me  more enjoyment than this grey mare. I’m sad to part with her, but she’s too good a pony to be ‘kicking her heels’ doing nothing, but I couldn’t be more delighted with her new home. Young Olive just got on, and rode her as though she’d ridden her loads. https://youtu.be/WHBLqUupV0k Oh the difference between a child that can ‘actually ride’ a schooled pony and one whose mum just thinks they can! Jack Dale rode her latterly for 4 years and enjoyed huge success and much fun, but Gabby Charlesworth  rode her,  as did Becka McCann, and even Sam Constantine, but it was Jack with his light  hands and his ‘sit quietly and leave it alone’ style that fared best. In fact he could gallop it around a course of jumps with nothing more than a headcollar. Fabracadabra, Fanny’s filly, is off hunting this weekend on and off the lead rein and we hope Jack’s sister, Lucie, will do lead rein next year. Following my PA Sarah into the hay barn yesterday, Sarah turned and took this photo. I’ll never forget her, but this picture just sums her up. Nosey !


Hector, as a stallion, here at Royal Windsor competing in an Olympia qualifier with Emily Grange 'up'

Cranford Hector, now gelded, with new owner 'Flossie' Taylor, 6 years, already enjoying success under saddle and young handlers. Equifest 2015 The best thing I ever did where our standard ponies are concerned, was to break them all to ride at 3-4 years ESPECIALLY stallions. Although he bred us some lovely stock with superb temperament, his ridden exploits were And here in the fancy dress class at the 2015 breed show at Ardingly. left to right, Jack Dale as 'wolf' Lucie as Red Riding Hood, mum, Sally as grandma and Kevin as 'woodman'
confined to 'open' classes because of his stallion status. With hindsight, having his son  who bred us similar stock, only bigger, I should have 'cut' him years earlier and let him  loose on the lead rein and first ridden classes where his manners and way of going are excellent. I would strongly recommend, you break/school and ride your brood stock giving them a huge advantage with the extra string to their bow.