06 May 2021
It all started last Saturday when we were devastated by the loss of one of our beautiful older mares Parlington Orchid shortly after she gave birth to a gorgeous little bay and white filly called Isabella, by Parlington Quentin. She was the sweetest mare you could ever wish to meet, I don’t think I ever saw her put her ears back and she would let children cuddle her foals even when just born. We will miss her terribly Thankfully her little foal was very well so we fed her colostrum that I had saved in the freezer and we set up a heat lamp in the corner of a stable with 27yr old Teddy bear Humbug, next to her for company. Jacky and Steve kindly brought powdered mares milk up for me and big Ted for her to snuggle up to. Everyone was very kind and helpful sharing posts for foster mares but unfortunately the ones that were the right size were just too far away to collect as we also had another mare waxed up that we couldn’t leave. Just when I was starting to really struggle with the hourly feeds our good friends Lucinda and Jamie rang to say that Parlington Victoria had sadly lost her colt foal 6 weeks early. Even though they had suffered a devastating loss they were kind enough to think of us and brought Victoria straight over to see if she would take Isabella. We were all exhausted and it was a tense moment after we had covered Isabella in afterbirth fluid to see if Victoria would take her but we needn’t have worried as it was love at first sight. The hard bit was convincing Isabella that she was no longer a human!! but with Wilf holding a back leg up, me pointing her in the right direction and Jamie squeezing Victoria’s milk through the rubber teat that we had been using we eventually got there. A joyous and emotional moment that we will never forget
Thank you to everyone who got in touch to help – Di & Wilf – Parlington Stud
26 April 2021
As from 1 January 2022 all foals registered with the SPS-BS must have a DNA profile of the sire completed. As a Charity, Shetland Pony Stud Book Society are obliged to ensure registered ponies are a pure breed. The Society recommends that members put their colts through the Voluntary Vetting Examination (VVE). This is done to ensure stallions are free from any hereditary conditions. Should you buy a mare in foal please check that the sire has a DNA profile.
1 April 2021
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Annual Sale for the Society
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22 March 2021
Tawna Patrick was proud to be a part of ‘wearing odd socks’ to celebrate and support World Down Syndrome Day which is held annually on 21st March. Patrick lives in the picturesque village of Cockington in South Devon.
16 March 2021
Please be careful while viewing / purchasing Shetland Ponies for Sale on Social Media Groups / Pages, we have been made aware of a page on Facebook advertising beautiful Shetland Ponies for sale & taking deposits for ponies that don’t exist.
Please don’t pay a deposit for an animal you haven’t seen.
For anybody that has been caught up in an online Scam you can report it here.
17 February 2021
20 January 2021
16 January 2021
Xmas Card Appeal 2020 – Each Charity was able to receive £250 each thanks to gift aid. Thank you to everybody who donated. Cards can be viewed here until the end of January.
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01 January 2021
Happy New Year!
Thank you to everyone that donated to our Xmas Card Appeal 2020 for the Macmillan Cancer Support & Alzheimer’s Society. A total of £400 was raised as of the 31/12/20. This will be split between the two causes. Anyone wishing to view the cards or donate can do so here until the end of January.