Welcome to the Exmoor Pony Webzine
This website is an ongoing project dedicated to providing you with a wealth of news & information from the wonderful world of Exmoor Ponies. We aim to maintain this website as often as possible to ensure that we provide fresh and up to date material, making this your first stop for all things mealy muzzled!
- Hawkwell Herd Gathering, 2017 – Peter Yates gives his account of the annual gathering.
- Olympia Preview – Who has qualified this year?
- Hardicott Herd Inspection – We visit a lovely stud in Devon with two EPS Inspectors.
- 2017 ROUND-UP: Mabel’s Adventures – Sharing the exploits of a newly broken ridden pony.
- The Doctor’s Bag – An Exmoor family’s history.
- The Goonhilly Pony – Messages from an extinct breed.
- Rare Exmoors: The Old Altai Line – How bloodlines can become rare.
- Turnout for the Show Ring – Advice on the presentation of Exmoor Ponies for showing.
- Exmoor Ponies for Children – Why Exmoors make the perfect friend for little people.
We host a free advertising se so if you wish to list a stallion, business or place a pony for sale, just e-mail the information to one of the team below. Native Pony Sou’West & Exmoor Pony Webzine cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of any adverts that are posted on this website.
CONTACT US: Beansy Payne: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any stories, news or useful information you would like to share, please feel free to contact us!
The Exmoor Pony Webzine Team; Jen, Kate & Beansy
The Exmoor Pony Webzine was orginally launched by Beansy many years ago but fell by the wayside when Native Pony Sou’West came about. The Webzine had a revival in 2016 following a suggestion from Kate that an accessible website was needed to provide news and information for enthusiasts of the Exmoor pony breed. With NPSW being an archived project, the Webzine was moved to the NPSW host in order to utilise the extra features the WordPress website offers.
Jen McLaren – A relative latecomer to the wonderful world of Exmoor ponies in her mid twenties, Jen has quickly established a strong bond with the breed and its history as she now owns two mares (Finchcroft Mabel & homebred Seomar Karoo) and a stallion (Dunkery Godwit) and she enjoys showing, dressage and fun rides with her ponies. The social element of owning Exmoor ponies is important to Jen and by her own admission, she has met some of her closest friends thanks to these mealy muzzled equines!
Kate Scorey – Kate has been involved in native ponies for almost her whole life, but Exmoors found their way into her heart 7 years ago and she now owns two and a half Exmoor ponies (Bilfrith, Cellini & Walnut) in addition to her two Welsh Mountain Ponies, Fell colt and Native Traditional gelding. Her passion is for showing but she also enjoys promoting the breed in driving, dressage, long distance rides and more recently Le TREC.
Beansy Payne – Beansy has been involved in the Exmoor Pony Society since she purchased her first Exmoor in 2004. Since then, she’s promoted Exmoors in a variety of disciplines from dressage and showing to Le TREC and ploughing! She is also Devon & Cornwall Area Rep for the Exmoor Pony Society and an EPS Panel Judge & Inspector.
Would you like to join the Webzine team? Get in contact – more authors & reporters are required!
More Great Exmoor Pony Websites
For all the news from the official body for Exmoor Ponies, please click the link above to be taken to the EPS website.
An friendly & welcoming Facebook forum for all enthusiasts of the Exmoor Pony (a Facebook account is required to access the forum).
The NPSW Team; Magpie & Beansy
NPSW duo have gone from strength to strength with articles and reports being published in many national titles such as The Native Pony Magazine and Showing World, a monthly double page spread in Equestrian Life and our very own ‘Magpie’ has also been reporting for both Western Morning News and Horse and Hound. NPSW also led the way in live reporting from Horse of the Year Show and Olympia and this idea has now been continued by other sources such as Native Pony Magazine and Horse & Hound.
NPSW has been dormant since 2013 because Beansy has been busy with her family, ponies and in her job as Show Secretary for Stithians Show and Magpie has spent the past few years working full time in equestian journalism thanks to her background working on NPSW. She has now stepped back from journalism to support her partner with his business. There are no plans at present to bring back Native Pony Sou’West