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21 October 2021

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SPS-BS PRESIDENTS REPORT
Council was finally able to meet in Perth after almost two years of Zoom Meetings. I cannot tell you how incredibly nice it was to be able to be face to face and have a proper meeting in the old fashioned way and to all catch up with each other’s news. Zoom is very useful when Government Restrictions prevent travel but even the 3 hour wait on Friday evening at Edinburgh Airport still made it a joy to actually see everyone and to be able to sit round a table and discuss the various Agenda Items as a group rather than via cyberspace.
The Meeting started with a minute’s silence for Mr Harry Sleigh, our Council member and friend who so sadly died of Covid the week before the meeting. He will be greatly missed by Council and so many of our members. Our thoughts and prayers are with his widow, Wendy, and with all his family.
The Minutes of the last meeting, having been read, were agreed, all letters received were read, discussed in great detail and a suitable reply was agreed in all cases by unanimous vote.
Thanks were given to Mr Julian Walters for the recent Breed Show which so many of us had attended and had enjoyed. Interestingly, the 2021 AGM was the first ever in the history of the Society to be held outside, the weather being simply lovely. The 2022 Breed Show, in Wales, was going on well under the capable hands of Mr Nick True. I hope he has the superb weather 2021 enjoyed but that is in the lap of the gods and beyond our control.
Mr Keith McPherson of Johnston Carmichael, our accountants, came to see us and was able to report that we are in a comfortable position financially but, as always, reminded us that we need to be careful with our money. I have raised some money in donations but nonetheless we still should be careful.
For me it was rather a sad meeting as it was my last as President and I have to say that this second Presidency has been rather strange with the shadow of the Pandemic stretching over so many aspects of our lives within the Society and within our general lives. I have not been able to travel anywhere to see Shows, meet people, all communication has been done remotely and I have missed the trips to Perth more than I had ever thought I would. During both my terms as President I have enjoyed meeting people and making new friends but this second term has rather restricted that. Although my telephone bill has probably doubled it was well worth it to keep in touch with members. We have a great Society and through it must continue to work for the betterment of the Shetland Pony and for making friends with the same interests, we are lucky to have so many members all willing to help in any way they can. I am sure my successor, Mrs. Roselyn Fraser, will do a splendid job and that you will all support her as you have supported me so brilliantly.
We said goodbye to our outgoing Council members, Mrs Carole Laignel, Mr Jim Slater, Mr Peter Tindale, Mr Nick True and Mr Guy Hurst, who was unable to be with us in Perth and, finally, our Past President Mrs Jill Jones who, when President, guided a steady ship and to whom we owe so many thanks for her long years on Council and for her sound common sense and attention to detail in all matters.
I wish you all well in all aspects of your lives and believe me when I say I will miss you all and hope to keep in touch with as many of you as possible.
Anne De La Warr
(Countess De La Warr, SPS-BS President)

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06 October 2021

shetland pony newsMcCartneys Worcester Shetland Pony Sale at Worcester Market Monday 18th October – Sale Catalogue here

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04 October 2021

Aberdeen Thainstone Mart - Sale of Shetland Ponies Report

Thainstone, Aberdeen and Northern Marts (Monday 4 th October 2021) Sold 23 Shetland Ponies. Shetland ponies were in great demand at Thainstone at the annual mainland sale on Monday 4th October. A strong buyer demand both from the ringside and especially our online system ensured a fast selling trade and a total clearance. The 23 sold averaged £1,016 per head.
Topping the sale at 3,900gns was ‘Daze of Berry’ an 11 year old piebald licensed miniature stallion from Derrick Findlayson, Hillcrest, Duncanstone.

Other Leading Prices;
2,000gns for ‘Ravenside Whisper’ a black standard mare from Janet Lowthian, Zetland, Gamblesby.
1,800gns for ‘Ladbury Elgin’ a black standard licensed stallion from Millquoy Shetland Pony Stud, Heddle Cottage, Firth.
1,100gns (twice) firstly for ‘Orianda of Pinehoulland’ a skewbald miniature mare from Wilma Nicolson, Pinehoulland, Walls also for ‘Barflat Jodhi’ a palomino and white miniature filly foal from Kerri Alston-Gibb, Gibbston, Gartly.
1,050gns for ‘Kinkell Evalin’ a black standard mare from Jane Barry, Ceann-N-Coille, Upper Braefindon.
1,000gns (twice) firstly for ‘Kinkell Eliska’ a black standard mare from Jane Barry, Ceann-N-Coille also for ‘Axel of Auckhorn’ a black standard entire male from Evelyn & Susan Dunnet, Lynfield, Lyth.
950gns for ‘Tillyorn Flash’ a piebald miniature filly foal from James Burr, Cosyneuk, Echt.
900gns for ‘Millquoy Mr Darcy’ a black standard licensed stallion from Millquoy Shetland Pony Stud, Heddle Cottage.
850gns (twice) firstly for ‘Tillyorn Fiona’ a black with white markings miniature filly foal from James Burr, Cosyneuk also for ‘Eynhallow Charlie’ a black standard licensed stallion from Janet Lowthian, Zetland.
820gns for ‘Orkneys Hey-Jude’ a black standard mare from Wendy McEwan, Northview Stud, Kirkton of Skene.
800gns for ‘Hartside Lyrical’ a chestnut standard mare from Hamish McLeay, Upper Seaview, Cornhill.

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1 October 2021

Lerwick - Sale of Shetland Ponies Report

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Midgarth Charlotte Overall top price at 3400 guineas
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Muness Olivia Top price standard at 2000 guineas

The 62nd annual Lerwick Pony Sale was held on Friday 1st October at the Shetland Rural Centre.  Unfortunately, SLMG could not let the PBSA proceed with the annual Pony Sale Show to safeguard their staff from Covid-19, however the sale was allowed to go ahead.  There were 65 ponies forward on the day, with numbers up on last year’s entries.  An array of sizes and colours were forward to suit a range of buyers, with ponies being very well presented and of a high quality overall.   

A sale of the Brindister Stud Book collection took place before the ponies went under the hammer.  Top price was for a very rare Shetland Islands Pony Stud Book from 1909 and sold for £1000. 

Yet again the online bidding facility proved invaluable with a large percentage being sold online, combined with a full ringside of keen bidders saw prices soar above a lot of sellers’ expectations.  The sale was watched worldwide through the online bidding facility.  All bar one of the ponies forward were sold, with one being sold to as far afield as America and another to Germany.  The PBSA must express thanks to the vendors who provided numerous photographs and videos of the lots in advance of the sale, allowing for the ponies and the sale as a whole to be promoted greatly in the lead up to the day.   

Unfortunately, more than half of the ponies due to be shipped South that evening were unable to travel due to adverse weather conditions and the boat having to load earlier than scheduled.  All ponies were bedded down at the Marts and looked after well by PBSA and SLMG representatives until they sailed.   

The top price of the day was for Midgarth Charlotte, a blue dun miniature filly foal belonging to Carole Forteath, Gulberwick selling for 3400 guineas to a bidder in the room. 

Top Prices 

3400gns – Midgarth Charlotte – Blue Dun Miniature Filly Foal – Carole Forteath 

3200gns – Bergli Tia – Skewbald Miniature Mare – Robin’s Brae Stud 

2800gns – Breckenlea Gylana – Skewbald Miniature 2yr Filly – Amanda Slater 

2700gns – Midgarth Aria – Silver Dun & White Miniature Filly Foal – Janet Laurenson  

2600gns – Westergarth Indie – Bay Miniature Filly Foal – Ninian Johnson  

2000gns – Muness Olivia – Bay & White Standard Mare – Lisa Hunter 

1750gns – Burland Evie – Chestnut Miniature Mare – Lauraine Manson  

1750gns – Muness Marsali Rose – Black Standard 2yr Filly – Lisa Hunter 

1650gns – Filska Veno Spirit – Black Standard Filly Foal – Sheena Anderson 

1550gns – Ronelle Paragon – Black Standard Mare – Steve Rendall 

1350gns – Brygarth Nitali – Skewbald Miniature Filly Foal – Michael Laurenson 

1300gns – Simonside Braveheart – Silver Dun Miniature Colt Foal – Jackie Syme 

1300gns – Shoormal Hirnik – Dark Bay Standard 2yr Colt – June Brown 

1250gns – Simonside Nikita – Skewbald Miniature Mare – Lauraine Manson 

1250gns – Brygarth Nirvana – Piebald Miniature Filly Foal – Michael Laurenson 

1250gns – Robin’s Brae Calista – Skewbald Miniature Filly Foal – Robin’s Brae Stud 

1200gns – Muness Majestic – Bay Standard Colt Foal – Lisa Hunter 

1100gns – Gardie Elexa – Skewbald Miniature Mare – William Spence 

Average Prices 

                                2020                       2021 

Filly Foals             1066gns                1327gns 

Colt Foals             334gns                  557gns 

Fillies                     847gns                  1250gns 

Colts                      170gns                  680gns 

Stallions               300gns                  613gns 

Mares                   1221gns                1180gns 

Overall                  624gns                  931gns   

 

 

The PBSA would like to thank Ellis Mutch, ANM Auctioneer for doing a fantastic job at his first ever Shetland Pony Sale, Alan Donald, the SLMG staff, vendors, buyers and Northlink Ferries for their sponsorship.

Lerwick - Sale of Shetland Ponies Prices

 1Lunna Denby (BA0056/S17) Bay 39″ Licensed Stallion 6th May 2012GNS320
 2Ramnaberg Rocky (BJ0318) Skewbald Miniature Colt Foal 17th May 2021 GNS250
 3Sparko of Berry (BJ0335) Skewbald Miniature Colt Foal 22nd May 2021 GNS440
 4Midgarth Aria (BJ0185) Silver Dun & White Miniature Filly Foal 23rd April 2021 GNS2,700
 5Ebony of Brygarth (BJ0186) Black Miniature Filly Foal 7th May 2021 GNS900
 6Midgarth Charlotte (BJ0261) Blue Dun Miniature Filly Foal 22nd April 2021 GNS3,400
 7Mailand Vision (BJ0060) Bay Standard Colt Foal 9th May 2021 GNS420
 8Foula Zuwena (BJ0111) Dun & White Skewbald Unsure Filly Foal 19th May 2021 GNS940
 9Foula Zula (BJ0110) Piebald Miniature Filly Foal 12th May 2021 GNS760
 10Hollydell Rifleman (BJ0113) Black Standard Colt Foal 10th May 2021 GNS280
 11Ronelle Paragon (BD1433) Black 41″ Filly 26th January 2016 GNS1,550
 12LOT 12. WITHDRAWN FROM THE SALE.  
 13Musselbrough India (BJ0271) Brown/Black Standard Filly Foal 2nd May 2021 GNS660
 14Musselbrough Pfizer (BJ0275) Black Standard Colt Foal 12th May 2021 GNS500
 15Musselbrough Darcie (BJ0274) Black Standard Filly Foal 25th April 2021 GNS900
 16Robin’s Brae Calista (BJ0645) Skewbald Miniature Filly Foal 11th May 2021 GNS1,250
 17Robin’s Brae Casanova (BJ0641) Red Dun Miniature Colt Foal 20th May 2021 GNS980
 18Robin’s Brae Chico (BJ0647) Black Miniature Colt Foal 6th May 2021 GNS540
 19Robin’s Brae Coubal (BJ0650) Skewbald Miniature Colt Foal 11th May 2021 GNS420
 20Bergli Tia (BD1151/M21) Skewbald 29.5″ Mare 19th May 2016 GNS3,200
 21Shoormal Hirnik (BG0182) Dark Bay 41″ Unlicensed Colt 24th April 2019 GNS1,300
 22Breckenlea Reveller (BJ0258) Skewbald Miniature Colt Foal 25th May 2021 GNS420
 23Breckenlea Gylana (BG0154) Skewbald Miniature Filly 27th April 2019 GNS2,800
 24Breckenlea Fusion (BH0530) Bay Miniature Unlicensed Colt 25th June 2020 GNS560
 25Moorens Kaiser (BJ0422) Black Miniature Colt Foal 13th May 2021 GNS460
 26Burnside Daphne (BJ0418) Skewbald Standard Filly Foal 18th May 2021 GNS380
 27Burnside Olympus (BJ0421) Bay Dun Standard Colt Foal 13th May 2021 GNS420
 28Burnside Marnie (BJ0419) Dark Bay/Brown Standard Filly Foal 25th April 2021 GNS740
 29Burnside Firefly (BJ0417) Bay Standard Colt Foal 16th May 2021 GNS400
 30Muness Swift (BD0794/M20) Black 39″ Mare 15th May 2016 GNS740
 31Muness Olivia (BD0793) Bay & White 40.5″ Mare 13th May 2016 GNS2,000
 32Muness Marsali Rose (BG0778) Black 40″ Filly 11th May 2019 GNS1,750
 33Muness Majestic (BJ0401) Bay Standard Colt Foal 5th May 2021 GNS1,200
 34Benstonholm Lampard (AS0507/G18) Piebald 33″ Gelding 8th May 2006 GNS340
 35Brygarth Nirvana (BJ0496) Piebald Miniature Filly Foal 16th May 2021 GNS1,250
 36Brygarth Narnia (BJ0503) Skewbald Standard Filly Foal 20th May 2021 Unsold
 37Brygarth Nitali (BJ0501) Skewbald Miniature Filly Foal 26th May 2021 GNS1,350
 38Leedaal Judi (BC0255/M19) Skewbald 33″ Mare 29th May 2014 GNS940
 39Leedaal A. J. (BG1229) Bay & White 30″ Unlicensed Colt 13th June 2019 GNS180
 40LOT 40 WITHDRAWN FROM THE SALE DUE TO INJURY  
 41Stackerhvi Ying (BG1256) Skewbald Miniature Filly 17th May 2019 GNS580
 42Stackerhvi Yang (BG1254) Skewbald Miniature Filly 20th May 2019 GNS500
 43Stackerhvi Ola (BG1257) Skewbald Miniature Filly 29th May 2019 GNS620
 44Stackerhvi Jay (AU1208/M18) Dark Bay 31.5″ Mare 13th May 2008 GNS880
 45Stackerhvi Joy (AT1025/M18) Dark Bay 31.5 Mare 13th May 2007 GNS640
 46Stackerhvi Julie (BC0483) Chestnut Skewbald 32.5″ Mare 13th May 2014 GNS700
 47LOT 47 WITHDRAWN FROM THE SALE. DUE TO MICROCHIP NOT FOUND  
 48Glenbogie Biddy (AR2089/M17) Black 34″ Mare 25th July 2005 GNS720
 49Koistie Rockefella Bear (BJ0459) Bay Miniature Colt Foal 11th May 2021 GNS380
 50Filska Veno Spirit (BJ0569) Black Standard Filly Foal 6th May 2021 GNS1,650
 51Filska Zoe (BE1439) Bay 38″ Approx Filly 10th May 2017 GNS700
 52Simonside Braveheart (BJ0180) Silver Dun Miniature Colt Foal 24th May 2021 GNS1,300
 53Simonside Lorenzo (BJ0182) Cream Dun Skewbald Miniature Colt Foal 30th April 2021 GNS640
 54Schiehallion Magellen (BE0115/G21) Skewbald 39″ Gelding 30th April 2017 GNS800
 55Schiehallion Apollo (BD0120/S19) Cream Dun & White 39.5″ Licensed Stallion 26th May 2016 GNS620
 56Gardie Elexa (AY0372/M15) Skewbald Miniature Mare 8th May 2011 GNS1,100
 57Westergarth Indie (BJ0162) Bay Miniature Filly Foal 8th May 2021 GNS2,600
 58Westergarth Ivey (BJ0163) Piebald Standard Filly Foal 17th May 2021 GNS440
 59Westergarth Isaac (BJ0165) Bay & White Miniature Colt Foal 8th May 2021 GNS340
 60Hildasay Ziggy (BF0441/G21) Black 35.5″ Gelding 23rd May 2018 GNS340
 61Northharrier Zoom (BH0817/G20) Black Standard Gelding 23rd May 2020 GNS400
 62Northharrier Zodiac (BH0814/G21) Black Standard Gelding 24th May 2020 GNS440
 63Northharrier Zeus (BH0818/G21) Red & White Skewbald Miniature Gelding 1st May 2020 GNS460
 64Simonside Nikita (BC1622/M19) Skewbald 32″ Mare 6th June 2015 GNS1,250
 65Burland Evie (BE0027) Chestnut 32″ Filly 1st June 2016 GNS1,750
 66Bayview Felicity (AQ0461/M09) Black 39″ Mare 26th April 2004 GNS560
 67Arnum of Auckhorn (AU2722/S11) Black 38″ Licensed Stallion 30th September 2008 Unsold
 68Charliemay Griffon (BJ0054) Bay Dun & White Standard Colt Foal 19th May 2021GNS640

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22 September 2021

After 3 years of not showing for various reasons we finally managed to get two of our ponies out to the Royal Welsh Autumn Show and were really pleased to receive a 2nd in the miniature stallion class with Brackenfields Firefly Cast a Spell and to really make our day Brackenfields Honors Francescas Legacy got a first in the miniature yearling class on her first ever outing to a show!

It was a bit of a mad rush to meet all the criteria to show but well worth it. The weather was good for us and there was a good turn out for nearly all the classes. the grounds and scenery were stunning and it was very well organised, a fantastic day out.
Both ponies were shown by Simon Jones who did an excellent job and turnout was immaculate thanks to the hairdressing skills of Sue Edwards.
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21 September 2021

A request to sign a petition in the New Forest.. 

I am an owner of 3 wonderful Shetland ponies all with very different characters, we enjoy agility work and long reining.

 I have followed this site for about 10 years since moving to owning Shetlands.

 About 8 years ago I sought the advice of Sarah Weston an Intelligent Horsemanship Trainer. It was amazing to work with. Sarah and her help was brilliant and we have remained friends ever since.

Sarah lives in the New Forest and is a ‘commoner’ and always promoted the life of ponies living wild in the forest until sadly on 7th August 2021 her beautiful 4 year old pony, Juma,  was killed by a motorist. Her remaining ponies that lived on the forest, Nelly , Juma’s mother, being one of them, now all live at home with her stay at home  herd.

 Sarah has worked incredibly hard to campaign for Average Speed Cameras in the forest and has a petition running with over 60,000 signatures.

Please could you post the following link to hopefully ask followers of your site to add their names to the petition, We really need this to support all the work Sarah is doing to prevent further animal deaths in the forest. Sadly more animals have been killed since Juma’s death. – www.change.org/

Thank you
Jane Blake

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06 September 2021

Lerwick – Show & Sale of Shetland Ponies
Friday  1st October 2021

Pony Breeders of Shetland Association & Shetland Livestock Marketing Group
In association with Aberdeen & Northern Marts

Details Here

Sale Catalogue here

Aberdeen Mart – Shetland Pony Sale 
Monday 4th October 2021

Sale of 36 Registered Shetland Ponies 

Details Here

Sale Catalogue here

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McCartneys
Mon 18 October 2021

Annual Shetland Pony Sale for the Society
At Worcester Market
Tel: 01905 769770
Entry Form Here 

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02 September 2021

On Saturday (21st August) the Central Scotland Shetland Pony Group held our Summer Show at Caledonian Marts, Stirling. 
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Supreme Champion - Cathkin of Transy handled by Carolyn Pleass
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Reserve Supreme Champion Tawna Clarius handled by Matthew Davidson
Judge:  Mr K Adam, Mrs J. Barry and Mrs E. Carlyle

Championship Results

Supreme Ch:  Transy Stud, Cathkin of Transy

Reserve Supreme Ch:  M. Davidson, Tawna Clarius

Overall In-Hand Ch:  Transy Stud, Cathkin of Transy

Reserve Overall In-Hand Ch: M. Davidson, Tawna Clarius

Overall In-Hand Junior Ch: S. Bridgeman, Musselbrough Elida

Reserve Overall In-Hand Junior Ch:  Almondell Shetlands, Almondell Gennavieve  

Ridden Ch: Struie Stud, Struie Dazzler, Rider – Rachel Davis

Reserve Ridden Ch: Struie Stud, Addingham Darcy, Rider – Anna Marshall

Best Foal: D. Lochtie, Glendyburn Lady Devine

Best Gelding: Transy Stud, Rosehoy of Transy

Ch Young Handler: Annina Leavey

Reserve Ch Young Handler: Amy Hogg           

The Staffa of Netherley Trophy – S. Bridgeman, Achramore Duke of Diamond

The Kinness Salver – Transy Stud, Cathkin of Transy

Novice Standard Black Championship:

Champion – Mawburn Shetlands, Mawburn Sadie

Reserve Champion – A. McConnvile, Baldinnie Royal Valour

Junior Champion – Mawburn Shetlands, Mawburn Sadie

Reserve Junior Champion – A. McConnvile, Baldinnie Royal Valour

Open Standard Black Championship:

Champion – Transy Stud, Cathkin of Transy

Reserve Champion – D. Lochtie, Mawcarse Lady Dionne  

Junior Champion – S. Bridgeman, Musselbrough Elida

Reserve Junior Champion – D. Lochtie, Glendyburn Lady Devine

Overall Standard Black Championship:

Champion – Transy Stud, Cathkin of Transy

Reserve Champion – D. Lochtie, Mawcarse Lady Dionne  

Junior Champion – S. Bridgeman, Musselbrough Elida

Reserve Junior Champion – D. Lochtie, Glendyburn Lady Devine

Novice Standard Coloured Championship:

Champion – Mawcarse Shetlands, Kingsacre Rejoice

Reserve Champion – L. M. Wilson, Myreton Gulliver

Junior Champion – Mawcarse Shetlands, Kingsacre Rejoice

Reserve Junior Champion – L. M. Wilson, Myreton Gulliver

Open Standard Coloured Championship:

Champion – Almondell Shetlands, Glenwhery Harriet        

Reserve Champion – Almondell Shetlands, Glenwhery Harriet

Junior Champion – Almondell Shetlands, Almondell Gennavieve  

Reserve Junior Champion – A. McConnvile, Oldeworlde Vivaldi   

Overall Standard Coloured Championship:

Champion – Almondell Shetlands, Glenwhery Harriet        

Reserve Champion – Almondell Shetlands, Glenwhery Harriet

Junior Champion – Almondell Shetlands, Almondell Gennavieve  

Reserve Junior Champion – A. McConnvile, Oldeworlde Vivaldi               

Novice Miniature Championship:

Champion – J. Dow    Koistie Midnight Star       

Reserve Champion – W. Irons           Tillyorn Co Co Chanel    

Junior Champion – G. McIntosh    Moorsbeck Mallow Gold  

Reserve Junior Champion – Not Awarded    

Open Miniature Championship:

Champion – M. Davidson, Tawna Clarius

Reserve Champion – L. Wilson, Lignite Island Breeze

Junior Champion – G. McIntosh, Ardanbeag Mariposa  

Reserve Junior Champion – L. Wilson, Lillyrose Bluebell

Overall Miniature Championship:

Champion – M. Davidson, Tawna Clarius

Reserve Champion – L. Wilson, Lignite Island Breeze

Junior Champion – G. McIntosh, Ardanbeag Mariposa  

Reserve Junior Champion – L. Wilson, Lillyrose Bluebell

Photos were taken by Annette Sproul.
 

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13 August 2021

shetland pony newsThe Southern Shetland Pony Group is having show on August 22nd at Dynamo Stud, Langford Farm, Paradise Lane Cadnam
Hampshire S040 7GS
Start time 10:00
Open to Southern Shetland Pony Group members and non-members.
Affiliated to the Shetland Pony Stud Book Society
You are all very welcome to join us.
Please visit our website for more details – www.southernshetlandponygroup.com

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09 August 2021

Her Majesty the Queen was met by an Honour Guard of soldiers from 5th Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland as she made her formal arrival at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The soldiers from 5 SCOTS will be her guard over the next few weeks during her official summer residence in the Castle.

Pictured is the Queen with Shetland Pony – Lance Corporal Cruachan IV who is the Royal Regiment of Scotland’s mascot.

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08 August 2021

🐎 – ABERDEEN MART SHETLAND PONY SALE – MONDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2021 – 🐎

Entries are now open for the Sale of Shetland Ponies to be held at Thainstone Centre on Monday 4th October 2021

Entries close Monday 16th August 2021

Forms can be downloaded from our here 

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26 July 2021

Shetland Stallion Wikners Gryffindor is having a fantastic season for the Beltoy Stud, winning Champion Shetland & Reserve Champion Ridden M&M at the Three Counties Equine Show in June.
Reserve Champion Shetland at the Royal Cheshire Show 3 days later.
Then to complete the week he collected his HOYs Ticket by winning the M&M Ridden Championship at the Lincolnshire County Show.

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25 July 2021

Two men, aged 26 and 24, were arrested in the late evening of yesterday (Thursday 22 July) on suspicion of theft.shetland pony
This comes following the news that the missing 33-year-old shetland pony Peter Pumpkin was sadly found deceased on Tuesday 20 July.
The two men remain in our custody whilst our investigation and enquiries continue.
Inspector Phil Hinch said: “We would like to thank everyone for their support within this investigation and for assisting with our enquiries.
“We understand the emotions and impact that this incident has had on the local community. We have conducted extensive enquiries to get to this stage and these will be continuing.
“If you have any information regarding the reported theft of Peter Pumpkin, or witnessed anything suspicious, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference 16/72507/21.”
 
The theft is believed to have occurred at 11:30pm on Saturday 17 July 2021.
The pony is chestnut in colour with two distinctive white markings on his face and is around 40 inches tall.
Peter Pumpkin the pony is 33 years old and requires daily medication and officers are concerned that the current heatwave will have a detriment to his health if he is not located soon.
Sergeant Julie Fenton says: “Peter is a much loved and adored pony who has been in his owners family for 31 years. Understandably, they have been left devastated by this incident.
“They have been over-whelmed by the help and generosity of the public so far with searches and information, however we are continuing our appeal.

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16 July 2021

Great Yorkshire Show 16 July 2021 Standard Results…

Judge – Standards – Mr D Gibson

Champion Shetland / Female Champion – Hools Miss Jutland – Yeld Mare – Hools Shetland Pony Stud

Reserve Champion / Male Champion – Kerloch Rupert – Stallion – Mr J Watson

Junior Champion / Reserve Female Champion – Stelhoneybee of Transy – 1st 2/3year old – Transy Stud

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Great Yorkshire Show 14 July 2021 Miniature Results…

Judge – Miniatures – Mrs E Gibson

Champion Shetland – Milday Ferrasamo – 1st Stallion – M Davidson

Reserve Champion – Breckenlea Krusader – 1st 2/3 yrs Colt – Jill Needham

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06 July 2021

South West Shetland Pony Group Summer Show

Held on 27th June at the Royal Cornwall Showground

Judges: Standard – Mr Guy Hurst, Miniature – Mr Nick True

Ridden Championship
Champion – Sharptor Silver Skyline – K. Hodge & H. Fletcher-Hodge
Reserve Champion – Zennor Aster – Rosie Brown

Standard Shetland Championships
Junior Championship
Champion – Zennor Roseanne – Marion Matthews
Reserve Champion – Sharptor Kimberley – Mrs. J. Wilson

Senior Championship
Champion – Sharptor Silver Skyline – K. Hodge & H. Fletcher- Hodge
Reserve Champion – Champlers Mimosa – Mr & Mrs. G. Smith

Overall Standard Championship
Champion – Zennor Roseanne – Marion Matthews
Reserve Champion – Sharptor Silver Skyline – K. Hodge & H. Fletcher-Hodge

Highest Placed Standard Gelding
Sharpton Venture – Daisy Conibear

Miniature Shetland Championships
Junior Championship
Champion – Tawna Jupiter – A. Runnalls & F. Hammond
Reserve Champion – Tawna Angus – Mrs. P. J. Tabb

Senior Championship
Champion – Shangrila Dylan – Mrs. Trudy Waterhouse
Reserve Champion – Tawna Luna – Toby Bull

Overall Miniature Championship
Champion – Shangrila Dylan – Mrs. Trudy Waterhouse
Reserve Champion – Tawna Jupiter – A. Runnalls & F. Hammond

Highest Placed Miniature Gelding
Tawna Angus , Mrs. P. J. Tabb

Overall Gelding Championship
Champion – Tawna Angus – Mrs. P. J. Tabb
Reserve Champion – Sharptor Venture – Daisy Conibear

Supreme Championship
Supreme Champion – Zennor Roseanne – Marion Matthews
Reserve Supreme – Sharptor Silver Skyline – K. Hodge & H. Fletcher-Hodge

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05 July 2021

Devon County Show 4 July 2021 Results…

Judges: Standards – Mrs R Davenport, Miniatures – Mr N Vale

Champion Shetland – Blakertor Pandoras Box –  Mrs Belinda Hobbs

Reserve Champion & Junior Champion Shetland – Darklake Mississippy –  Miss L Rowland

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Overall Miniature Champion – Eiger Oliver – Mr F Hodder

Reserve Miniature Champion –  Robin’s Brae Tilly – Mr G Smith

Miniature Junior Champion – Caidnjax Hocus Pocus – Hackpen Stud

Miniature Reserve Junior Champion – Tawna Orion – A Runnalls & F Hammond

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Standard or Miniature Ridden Shetland
1st – Somahouse Ruben – K Badman
2nd – Helawi Red Vered – C Elliott
3rd – Corryhill Black Panther – L S Braddon

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26 June 2021

Aintree Inhand Championship Show 2021 Results…

Champion Shetland – Brewards Peppermint – Mr L Gregory

Reserve Champion Shetland – Brewards Ellie – N Andersen Smith

Junior Champion – Brewards Kora – Mrs J Gregory

Reserve Junior – Eckford Knights Honour – N Andersen Smith

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Overall Miniature Champion – Parlington Zephyr – Jac Mcguigan

Reserve Miniature Champion – Begora Pixie Bella – Amanda Cargill

Junior Miniature Champion – Begora Pixie Bella – Amanda Cargill

Reserve Miniature Champion – Halstock Viscount – Laura Butters

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22 June 2021

Royal Cheshire Show 2021 Results…

Champion Shetland – Brewards Peppermint – Mr & Mrs L Gregory

Reserve Champion Shetland – Wikners Gryffindor – Z Bell

Shetland Youngstock Champion – Birchmoor Simone – J Barugh

Shetland Youngstock Reserve Champion – Wells Charlotte – A Hodgkinson

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Champion Miniature Shetland – Parlington Zepher – Jac McGuigan

Reserve Champion Miniature – Begorra Pixie Belle – A Cargill

Lucie Dale loves her ponies so much, she doesn’t need cajoling or persuading to ride for the benefit and aggrandisement of her nearest and dearest. Only her second show since last summer, she had success 2 weeks ago at the Pony Club Show winning the championship. She’d practiced hard before that, but knowing Area 20 NPS was today, 20th June, she has been riding Cranford Fiddledydee for an hour and a half everyday. Not just schooling, riding around the gallops and hacking out. ‘Fiddle’ is schooled to the teeth, but she is primarily an open pony, and getting an ‘open’ pony to drop down a gear or three requires practice. This is where Sally, her Mum comes in, instructing Lucie. 20th June at NPS Area 20 with the best entry in years at The South of England Showground, Lucie and Fiddle were 1st tiny tot first ridden and champion 2nd lead rein 4th first ridden. I expect a good well schooled Shetland to get a result, but whilst it is better it still ain’t easy, so well done The Ghyll Park team, not least Amy Porter, for preparing Fiddle for show day.
And whilst the adults, not least me crashed out, not Lucie, straight off down to the riding school arena, helping.
GH
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19 June 2021

Three Counties Equine Show 2021 Results…

Champion Shetland – Wikners Gryffindor – Mrs Z Bell

Reserve Champion – Hestigeo Baylah – Mrs Nassau-Williams

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Champion Miniature – Eiger Oliver – Eiger Stud

Reserve Champion Miniature – Tawela Itsy Bitsy – Phoebe Prater

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17 June 2021

Royal Highland Show 2021 Results…

Miniature Champion – Milday Ferresamo – Chesterwood Stud

Reserve Miniature Champion – Chasend Lady In Red – Lynda Cochrane

Junior Miniature Champion – Golden Tara’s Talulah – Ellie Harkness

Reserve Junior Miniature Champion – Fordhouse Faberge – Lynda Cochrane

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Standard & Junior Champion – Wells Dancing Brave – H P Sleigh & Son

Reserve Standard Champion – Bayview Tess – Bayview Stud

Reserve Junior Champion – Hools Miss Jura – Hools Shetland Pony Stud

The Royal Highland Showcase Highlights including the Shetland classes can be viewed here

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13 June 2021

Cumberland Show Results Saturday 12/06/21
 
Overall Shetland Champion & Inhand Reserve Supreme of Show went to Ravenside Curiosity, a 7yr old mare with Hartside Charm as foal at foot.
Lignite Island Breeze – Miniature Champion & Reserve Overall Champion – Myreton Stud
Parlington Tabitha – Miniature Reserve Champion – Bleach Green Stud
Lillyrose Bluebell – Miniature Junior Champion – Myreton Stud
Abbeygreen Kelda – Miniature Reserve Junior Champion – Abbeygreen Stud
 
Ravenside Curiosity – Standard Champion & Overall Shetland Champion – Hartside Stud
Birchmoor Delight – Reserve Standard Champion – Myreton Stud
Bigton Delta – Standard Junior Champion – Cora Ramsay
Mailand Astryd – Reserve Junior Champion – Abbotsrule Stud
Shetland Pony Champion
Ravenside Curiosity

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8 June 2021

The North of England Shetland Show is definitely going ahead on Sunday 4th July at Moss End Farm, Farleton, Nr Burton, Cumbria, LA7 7NY. Vaccinations are not required and the closing date for entries has been extended to the 19th June. For more information please contact the entries secretary Julie Scott on 01900 823401. We are hoping for a good turnout to make up for last year and really looking forward to seeing everyone soon.
 

This is the link to the website where schedule and entry forms can be downloaded.

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1 June 2021

2021 Shetland Breed Show at Chard Equestrian Centre on Sunday the 29th of August.shetland pony news
The Judges booked for the cancelled 2020 show have all agreed to judge this year.
Black Ring (Standards) – Mr R Miller
Coloured Ring (Standards non Black) – Mr P Boustead
Miniature Ring (Under 34″) – Miss D Johnston
Ridden Open Ring & HOYS (Ride) – Miss K Nixon
Ridden Novice Ring & Hoys (Conf) – Mrs J Lonsdale
Driven Ring – Mrs V Hampton
 
The schedule will soon be available soon on  www.showingscene.com where entries can be made online.

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22 May 2021

Bath & West Equine Showing Show Results

Champion Junior Standard Shetland Pony – Sharptor Kerri-Anne
Reserve Champion Junior Standard Shetland Pony – Sharptor Kimberley

Champion Standard Shetland Pony – Blackertor Magneto
Reserve Champion Junior Standard Shetland Pony – Rhandolf of Catchpool

Champion Junior Miniature Shetland Pony – Snelsmore Versace
Reserve Champion Junior Miniature Shetland Pony – Snelsmore Willow

Champion Junior Miniature Shetland Pony – Snelsmore Versace
Reserve Champion Junior Miniature Shetland Pony – Snelsmore Mystique

Belinda Jacques with Sylvandene Charisma, was 1st in the yearling class at Royal Bath & West.
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06 May 2021

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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

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Foal Gallery 2021

Send in your foal photos via email or facebook and we will get a 2021 gallery going. 
Included Sire & Dam details.
(Max 4 Photos Per Person)

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Hools Native Royalty, Sire; Email of St Ninian, Dam Hools Janet
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Jungle Maxamillian, Sire; Helenbrie Galahad, Dam; Jungle Polly Anna
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Jungle Luna Moon, Sire; Halstock Yahoo, Dam; Birchwood Moonmoth
Tawna Red Ember
Tawna Red Ember, Sire; Breckenlea Scenario, Dam; Tawna Agnes
Tawna Lucy Glitters
Tawna Lucy Glitters, Sire; Tawna Champagne Charlie, Dam; Tawna Daisy-May
Liscombepark Robert
Liscombepark Robert, Sire; Liscombepark TomThumb Junior, Dam; Cotmullion Mimosa
Helenbrie Romeo, Sire; Windwillow Miskin, Dam; Balmedie Pepper
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Shallochmill Rum, Sire; Kerswell Sprite
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Shallochmill Hokey Cokey, Sire; Kerswell Sprite

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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.

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24 April 2021

Urgently looking for a Miniature Foster Mares available anywhere near North Yorkshire;
please contact –
01969 640232
or
email here

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1 April 2021

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Mon 18 October 2021
Annual Sale for the Society
At Worcester Market
Tel: 01905 769 770

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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.

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16 March 2021

*Scam Alert*

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.

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17 February 2021

With COVID restrictions still in place and the future still uncertain, many shows are changing dates or cancelling their 2021 shows. 

Keep up to date with out Show Calendar Page.

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20 January 2021

Shetland Pony Welfare Trust Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year 2020 Award
S.P.W.T wanted to recognise the enormous efforts of our fundraisers by launching their first Fundraiser of the year Award 2020.
Ten nominees were shortlisted and the Trustees and Sanctuary volunteers voted on the fundraiser who they felt went to extraordinary lengths to raise funds for S.P.W.T.
One Nominee stood out and The Shetland Pony Welfare Trust is delighted to recognise her as a shinning example of fantastic fundraising for 2020.
Emily Mayfield aged 15yrs set out to create a virtual online Shetland Pony Show. With the Lockdown in force and shows cancelled Emily Organised the Midsummer Spectacular Shetland Online Show and raised a staggering £1,200 to help Support the rescued ponies at the sanctuary
“Thank you so much to Emily and to all our supporters and fundraisers without whom we could not continue to rescue and care for more ponies.”
You can visit the Shetland Pony Welfare Trust by clicking here

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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.

Shetland Pony Breeders & Owners from shetland-pony.com, you’re amazing

Thank you for your gift of £200

With your support, you are helping to make sure no one has to face cancer alone.

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly. Your reference number is 37913950.

Thank you for your donation

Thank you for your donation of £200 to Alzheimer’s Society. Your kind gift will help us provide a lifeline to more people affected by dementia

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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.

As a special promotion for January 2021, all adverts place on our For Sale Page will be at a reduced rate, to advertise click here.

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