Annandale Stud – Open Day Sunday 23rd June Breeders of top class Section B’s and show hunter ponies; HOYS 2012 LR SHP winner Annandale Darcy and home to prolific stallion Soudley Taliesan. Youngstock and foals for sale can be viewed as well as a general tour of the stud.
11am meet at Lower Stone Farm, . . . → Read More: Annandale Stud Open Day
Twcym Master Joe
Mountain and Moorland ponies enjoyed bumper entries and excellent results at this year’s Devon County Show. The prolific Dartmoor stallion, Moortown Countryman, was expertly shown by David Jordan to win outright his stallion class and went on to collect the championship for the third year in a row. . . . → Read More: Devon County Show
NPS Area 11
n/e 122cms -
exc 122 but n/e 133cms – Mallards Wood Full Monty (New Forest)
exc 133 but n/e 143cms – Manard Cashel Finn (Connemara)
exc 143cms – Matty (Connemara)
n/e 122cms – Hanmere Showman (Welsh B)
exc 122 but n/e 133cms – Tynwdydd Good Friday (Welsh C)
exc 133 . . . → Read More: HOYS Qualified 2013 – M&M WHP
NPS Area 5
LR – Springwater Najinski (Dartmoor)
FR – Carrwood Valentine (Welsh B)
The Showing Register Spring
LR – Sharptor Trinity (Shetland)
FR – Brynodyn Sirius (Welsh A)
NPS Area 11
LR – Coppinshill Chaos (Dartmoor)
FR – Cadlanvalley Goldilocks (Welsh B)
FR – Shilstone Rocks Freedom (Dartmoor)
. . . → Read More: HOYS Qualified 2013 – M&M Mini
Royal Windsor Horse Show – Marleydenes Shiraz (New Forest) – Owned by Alex Hawkins and ridden by Mathew Lawrence.
Suffolk County – Yrallt May Day Surprise (Welsh C) – Owned and ridden by Maggie Simons
Bath & West – Severnvale George (Fell) – Owned by Ailsa Vines & Sarah Parker and ridden by Sarah Parker
. . . → Read More: Olympia M&M Qualified 2013
Newark & Notts – Llanarth Fiery Jack (Welsh D)
Devon County Show – Chantry Clover Girl (Hunter breeding)
Hambleton District Show – Make My Day (Hunter breeding)
Bath & West Show – Kellythorpes Moulin Rouge (Riding Horse breeding)
Midland Counties – Bankswood Airs And Graces (Riding Pony breeding)
Royal Cornwall Show – Wilderness Carmen (Hack . . . → Read More: HOYS Qualified 2013 – Cuddy
D/E/S – Blackthorn Blush Rose (Exmoor)
H/F/D – Lunesdale Warrior Queen (Fell)
NF/Conn – Chilham Aquarius (Connemara)
Welsh A – Broekland Allessandro
Welsh B – Mynach Orsino
Welsh C – Tawelfan Red Robin
Welsh D – Ballynacoy Prince
NPS Area 5
D/E/S – Barhill Danny (Exmoor)
H/F/D – Kebroyd Onyx (Dales)
NF/Conn – . . . → Read More: HOYS Qualified 2013 – M&M Ridden
Marleydenes Shiraz. Photo courtesy of Judy Muggleton (c)
Bristol-based Mathew Lawrence gave the roan New Forest gelding, Marleydenes Shiraz, a fabulous ride to collect the first direct Olympia qualifier of the year. The eight-year-old by Applewitch Pure Magic is owned by Alex Hawkins, who enjoyed a successful season with him last year. He will . . . → Read More: Royal Windsor M&M Round Up
The Native Pony Jubilee Show schedule has been finalised and approved by all affiliated societies and we’re very pleased to be able to officially release it! We’d like to extend our thanks to all sponsors and advertisers and we look forward to welcoming all judges, helpers and competitors to the event on Sunday 2nd June . . . → Read More: NATIVE PONY JUBILEE SHOW
The Supreme Champions: Cunswick II and Knightoncombe Blue Jay
The Exmoor Pony Society was blessed with good weather for their first Devon Area Show held at Newhall Equestrian Centre near Exeter. The venue is small and intimate and this suited the show perfectly and generated a lovely warm atmosphere which was even more apparent . . . → Read More: Exmoor Pony Society Devon Area Show
Tredellans Bramble with Tina
by Tina Palmer.
Fell Pony Mare, 2000. Graysons Lucky Robbie x Robbswater Rainbow
I first fell in love with the Fell pony when some friends bought two six month old fillies from the Penrith Sales. One of these fillies, Jemma, came up for sale at the age of three and . . . → Read More: PROFILE: Tredellans Bramble, Fell Mare
*BACK BY POPOULAR DEMAND*
MATHEW LAWRENCE SHOWING CLINIC Saturday 27th April 201 @ Tall Trees, Camelford
Sessions to include Lead Rein, First Ridden, Novice and Open
Open to all breeds and types of ponies and horses welcome.
£22 for NPS members – £25 non-members
1 hour sessions – 4/5 riders per group.
To book please . . . → Read More: NPS Area 26 Mathew Lawrence Clinic
Molly & Oakum Just William (Woody)
The busyness has continued way in to this month. I have had lots of lovely ponies to ride and work. The winter showing season has proper kicked off and I picked up my first Royal International ticket this year.
I have taken delivery of Holmedown Lincoln (Dougal) from . . . → Read More: Molly’s Blog – March
Due to the EHV1 outbreak and bad weather, various events and shows in the South West have been cancelled or postponed.
These are as follows:-
BSPS Area 13a Spring Show – 13th April – CANCELLED! Provisionally rescheduled to 6th May @ Tall Trees Arena.
SWPA Good Friday Show – 29th March – according to website . . . → Read More: Cancelled/Postponed Shows in the South West
Nestled in the depths of Cornwall, The Helmantor Herd of Exmoor ponies could be found conservation grazing on Helman Tor Nature Reserve in Cornwall for nearly a quarter of a century. Des & Gill Girdler founded the herd in 1989 to graze the healthland site near Bodmin and chose Exmoors due to their rare breed . . . → Read More: UPDATE: Helmantor Ponies
We are busy making preparations for our Native Pony Jubilee Show, our annual big event of the year! The show last year was a great success with fabulous feedback from competitors and judges and a buzzing, friendly atmosphere and plenty of smiles – just what showing is about! We’re looking for sponsors for the 2013 . . . → Read More: Show Sponsors!
Supreme Champion: Newoak Albertine & Minnie Connabear
Organisers and competitors were blessed with sunshine and blue skies at Resparveth Equestrian Centre for the Cornwall TREC Group’s Open Easter Show. The venue lent itself well to this new show with plenty of hard standing parking, all weather surfaces both indoor and outdoors and a large . . . → Read More: Cornwall TREC Open Show
Following the success of the Native Pony Jubilee Show, inc. the Exmoor Pony Society Cornwall Area Show, the Devon & Cornwall Area of the Exmoor Pony Society, have taken the bold step to run an all Exmoor Show near Exeter on the 21st April. This show will be one of only a handful across the . . . → Read More: Exmoor Pony Society: Devon Area Show, 21st April
To be held at The Grange EC, Northlew Road, Okehampton, EX20 3DA. Show Secretary: JULIAN WALTERS, LOWER HALSTOCK FARM, OKEHAMPTON, EX201QR, call: 01837 55402.
This is one of the first shows of the season to offer summer championship qualifiers with extensive classes for M&M breeds both in-hand and under saddle and also show pony in-hand . . . → Read More: NPS Area 10 Spring Show
The sun shone on riders and helpers at the Mathew Lawrence clinic today at the Bosnieves Mill (Bodmin) venue chosen for the event. Organised by Gemma Trevenna, the lessons started at 10am with leading rein and first ridden ponies and the clinic was fully booked until the final open ridden session went in at 3pm.
. . . → Read More: NPS Area 26 Mathew Lawrence Clinic
As the end of February appears on the horizon, I can’t help but feel the worst of the winter is behind us, the rain seems to have decided to give us all a breather and hopefully the fields will start to dry up.
Jess and Bramble Pie at BSPS Area 13a
All our ponies . . . → Read More: Team Please Blog – February
The Beginning of Spring Fever!
February has proven to be a very busy and exciting month. We have finally got the new roof on the stable block, which means we are now water tight…ish! The ponies weren’t too bothered when all the work was going on; a bit of hammering and banging didn’t seem to . . . → Read More: Molly’s Blog – February
Some of our prizewinners collecting their awards.
We had 32 people join us at the Victoria Inn, Threemilestone, for a social evening of chit chat and catch up after a long winter. The atmosphere was delightful, everybody had made an effort to look really fabulous and people had travelled a long way (some . . . → Read More: NPSW Presentation Evening & Points Awards Results
With Olympia and HOYS winner MATHEW LAWRENCE
Saturday 9th March 2013 Bosnieves Mill, Withiel, Bodmin.
Sessions to include Lead Rein, First Ridden, Novice and Open. Ponies and Horses welcome.
To book please contact Gemma Trevenna by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07807118795.
NPS Area 26
Open Spring Show
To be held
Duchy College, Callington, Cornwall
Sunday 24th March 2013
Contact details: Holly Noott 2 Fore Street, Tregony, Truro, TR2 5RN Telephone: 07973491426
Entry Fees NPS Members £6, £2 extra . . . → Read More: NPS Area 26 Open Spring Show
Resparveth EC, Lawndowns Farm, Grampound Road, near Truro – Sunday 17th March
A BRAND NEW show with a wide range of in-hand and ridden classes, a perfect start to the new season! This show is being run in conjunction with Native Pony Sou’West and The Cornish Arabian Group and has entire sections dedicated to M&Ms . . . → Read More: Cornwall TREC Group Open Easter Show
In the ribbons at Cornwall Open Show
Llannor Two Rivers, or 2R as he is known at home, was put through the Fayre Oaks sale ring as a yearling by his breeder, Mr D Griffiths, of North Wales. Andy Jones from Cornwall had spotted the colt in the catalogue and was keen to see . . . → Read More: PROFILE: Llannor Two Rivers, Welsh A Gelding
I think that it is fitting that I begin by saying a somewhat belated Happy New Year to all. I hope everyone had a good one! Here is to a new year and a new season ahead of us. I can’t help but think it will an interesting one, with new novices and youngsters to . . . → Read More: Molly’s Blog – January
With a whole host of memberships available to those with native ponies, it is difficult to know which society to join in order to compete in any qualifiers for the RIHS (Royal International Horse Show), HOYS (Horse Of the Year Show), or Olympia. Most societies also have winter and summer championship shows. Use the click . . . → Read More: 2013 Showing Memberships
Saturday 23rd February
7:30pm at The Victoria Inn, Threemilestone, near Truro, Cornwall.
We’ll have our annual social evening and dinner which was a really wonderful evening last year. We’ll also present the results of the 2012 In-hand and Performance Awards. All native pony enthusiasts are welcome. We’ll also have a theme for the evening -last . . . → Read More: NPSW Social & Dinner
*GREAT NEWS – as things stand all ponies have been rehomed, HOWEVER, we will keep this advert live and encourage enquiries to continue to come in just in case any homes fall through before collection.*
The following ponies are based in Cornwall and due to the conservation grazing having changed their policy after . . . → Read More: REHOMING: Exmoor Ponies in Cornwall
A young Jess with her first pony, Cherry.
Jess (bottom) & Alice (top)
Sarah, Alice and Jessica Please have long been involved in the showing world, with wins at RIHS and HOYS in both flat and working hunter pony competitions. Sarah gives us a glimpse into their life…
Growing up with ponies in . . . → Read More: Welcome to our new bloggers for 2013 – The Please Family!
Native Pony Sou’West has developed massively over 2012 with so many highlights it’s been a really special year for us and we’d like to thank everybody that has been part of the journey and helped to make it happen. As we entered our seventh year, it began for us with our evening social and presentation . . . → Read More: 2012: A Look Back
Members of our Olympia Live Blogging Experience gave us a list of their top eight ponies and scores were allocated according to placings and best of breed awards. The person who selected a team with the highest score will win one of Beansy’s winter neck warmers. We’re now ready to announce our winner………………… Sarah Please!
. . . → Read More: Winner announced!
It’s now the time to get your point sent in to us! You have two weeks to send your points in for the performance and in-hand awards – the details of which can be found here:
Presentations will be made at our annual social/dinner which has been booked for 7:30pm, Sat 23rd Feb at . . . → Read More: NPSW In-hand and Performance Awards
Hilda enjoying her retirement from the show ring!
9th @ Olympia
The lead up to Olympia did not go as smoothly as one would have hoped for. Conveniently, in the closing weeks, the weather decided to make a gruesome appearance, which helpfully made my fields wet and my stables even wetter. Oh . . . → Read More: Molly’s Blog – December
The Booth Family’s New Forest Stallions
The native pony stallions performed to a packed audience at the Christmas Equine Fair at Westpoint, Exeter on the 9th December. It’s very exciting to think that we have, for the past two years, been given a stallion parade dedicated to our special native breeds and with such . . . → Read More: Christmas Equine Fair Stallion Parade
BSPS Area 13a Winter Show at Duchy College.
With permission from Olympia we are able to publish the full results from the class:
**BOB denotes Best of Breed**
Horse Name; Conformation Marks; Performance Marks; Overall Total.
1st Bronheulog Harvey: C 42 + 46, P 40 + 42 = 170 (BOB) 2nd Cadlanvalley Sandpiper: C 47 + 46, P 36 + 37 = 166 . . . → Read More: Class Marks
Photographs from the Supreme M&M Pony of the Year @ Olympia 2012.
Supreme Champion: Bronheulog Harvey (Welsh B) Ridden by Sam Roberts, owned by Sophie Manners and bred by Mrs Andrews.
Pictured with Judges
Lap of Honour for the Supreme Champion.
Reserve Champion: Cadlanvalley Sandpiper (Welsh B) Ridden by Kathleen Scott, owned . . . → Read More: Championship Photographs
They are all in the ring now! My wi-fi crashed out again! Cobs led the way with Brynseion Bendigo leading the way – he looked fab! The Shetlands brought up the rear and they may have been small but they are mighty!!!
Here we have the best of breed results now…
New Forest . . . → Read More: Live from Olympia – The Results
These are the photographs from behind the scenes – pictures from in the arena will be posted right after we’ve done the final results!
Walstead Cartier and Katie Goulding shows us their Christmas tie!
Bronheulog . . . → Read More: Photographs
I loved being able to watch and blog about each of the ponies and the only performance I missed was Cadlanvalley Sandpiper as my wi-fi crashed so I was busy sorting that out while he was performing. These are my favourite ponies of each breed:
Connemara: Banks Vanilla (I think this would also be my . . . → Read More: Beansy’s Favourites
We are awaiting the large hairies to leave the ring but in the collecting ring at the moment we have Brinheulog Harvey, being ridden by Sam Roberts, and Thistledown Scotch Whiskey, ridden by Charlotte Wright.Sam is smiling whilst I just take a few snapshots. Cottrell Leonardo banged his eye on Friday morning and . . . → Read More: Live from Olympia – M&M Supreme (Collecting Ring)
The H/F/D have gone in and in the collecting ring at the moment we have Menai Thomas, who is warming up, Walstead Cartier, who is stood with his rug on with Alex Humble (wife Kerry will be riding) and then in the corner we have another connie waiting, think it might be Braemar . . . → Read More: Live from Olympia – M&M Supreme (Collecting Ring)
The small breeds are now coming in led by the two Dartmoor ponies – Pumphill Bennett and Vean Night Owl. Night Owl is going short and looks a little tense. Blush Rose is rushing along, also quite tense and the well seasoned Phi looked very chilled. The two Shetland ponies look great and . . . → Read More: Live from Olympia – Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland & Welsh A
The Dales, Fell and Highlands are now entering the ring, they are looking fantastic! All look very relaxed as they come in and Kilmannan Black Magic is leading the way. Castle Hill Raven is getting a little unsettled, but Olivia Minns is working hard to settle him and it’s paying off as he . . . → Read More: Live from Olympia – Dales, Fells & Highland
The ponies are now entering the ring and the new forest is looking the most cool, for a relative novice he seems to be coping remarkably well! Braemar Be Lucky and Rudgeway Silver Trinket are both a little unsettled and jogging at times. Walstead Cartier has caught my eye of the Connemaras. Menai . . . → Read More: Live from Olympia – Connemara, New Forest, Welsh C & D
Good morning everyone, it’s 9am and I am live from Olympia. The judges (Jillian Grummitt, Amanda Gomersall, Barbara McGrath and Clare Dew) are congregating in the press room and preparing themselves for the morning judging ahead.
The format of the preliminary judging will run as follows: -
Starting at 10am, the first section . . . → Read More: Live from Olympia – M&M Supreme (backstage)
Yesterday evening (Saturday), we caught up with NPSW monthly blogger, Molly Simpson and her mum, Caroline and asked them a few questions about Holmedown Chicago. This is Molly’s last show on Hilda as she returns back to owner and breeder, Wendy Bridges for breeding.
Q1. How was your journey to Olympia?
A1. We set off . . . → Read More: Live from Olympia – Q&A with Molly Simpson