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Edern Shetlands at Anglesey County Show today, so proud of our girls. Edern Clochen was up first, she was sixth in the Standard Mare 4yrs old and over class and second in the Standard Coloured class.

Edern Leah at her first ever show got third in the mini 2 & 3yr old class and fourth in the mini coloured class. Our star of the show was Edern Buddig, again at her first ever show, first mini mare 4yrs old and over, first mini coloured, champion miniature and reserve supreme shetland champion!

Not only did our girls do well, there were a few other Edern ponies at the show, Edern Rosa, Edern Maya, Edern Calder and Edern Lewys who all did fantastically! You can't complain when a pony you've bred gets placed in front of you! Well done all! H.


Edern Buddig

Edern Leah

Edern Clochen

Viking Shetland pony show. Robin's Brae results.........
1st Prize Colt foal in standard ring and 2nd with in Filly foal class with Robin's Brae Venture and Robin's Brae Viola.


In miniature ring we were 1st with colt foal Robin's Brae Viscount and picked up, best colt foal and best mini foal. 1st with our filly foal Robin's Brae Vienna,

1st and 2nd in yield mare class with Lignite Dusky Beauty and Gunelsta Nettle and 1st in the 3 year old filly Simonside Astrid. Astrid went on to be Junior Champion and Reserve Champion in miniature ring and overall Junior Champion while Lignite Dusky Beauty won Miniature Champion and overall Coloured Champion! Huge thanks to show organisers and everyone who helped us achieve such wonderful results! I.B.

Judges-Carol Hodder mini ring and standards Andrea foster, ridden Rachel Bown


Simonside Astrid overall Junior Champion

Robin's Brae Venture 
Robin's Brae Viscount 
Robin's Brae Vienna
Miniature Champion and Reserve 
Lignite Dusky Beauty and Astrid

Cunningsburgh Show, Robin's Brae stud took 1st in Standard Colt foal class with Robin's Brae Venture,  2nd in Mini Colt foal class with Robin's Brae Viscount, 1st in mini mare with foal and best brood mare from both rings with Trondra Prea, 1st with our Yield Mare, Miniature Champion and Reserve Supreme with Lignite Dusky Beauty!


Thanks to the show organisers and everyone who helped us prepare and show on the day. I.B.

Judges - David Gibson mini ring, Emma Gibson standard ring.



Trondra Prea, Best Mare with foal at foot

Robin's Brae Venture 1st Standard Colt


Lignite Dusky Beauty, Miniature Champion and Reserve Supreme


With very few studs still to renew, and some new ones joined, I have started to re jig the index or home page for Shetland-pony.com. it’s undeniable that most of you wish to continue your association with shetland-pony.com the renewals and kind remarks underline that. I am also aware that for the less ‘technical’ maintaining a web site is time consuming and can be tedious. However, Shetland-pony.com remains the oracle for news, albeit ‘filtered’ by me, editing self congratulations posted ‘in haste’ but potentially regretted when the euphoria has passed! There is still a major role for a stud to have a fixed web site, explaining your policy, the stock you breed and the bloodlines you use, along with proper contact details. It conveys a gravitas, consistency in breeding and shows stock available and showing records.

From now if you are a subscriber to Shetland-pony.com, with a website and a facebook page, if you wish, facebook link can be added at no extra cost, the facebook logo and link will appear alongside or below your link button eg Alichbrae. Or, if you only have a facebook link it will appear on the button eg Benston. Both of these cost 50 per annum but include 4 x adverts usually 10 each, FREE OF CHARGE AND some of your news on the news page. I will, in your best interests continue to decline over exposure that may do you more harm than good! Alongside a link to your stud and or facebook, 4 free adverts on the for sale page, so in fact a better deal than ever. NOW IS THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE, contact me with any queries. Gerry@showpony.com                                  

Okehampton show Sharptor Delight 6 year old mare, Standard Champion. Lathom Jontie, 3 year old colt, Junior champ & reserve standard champion. Haven't had chance to photo him yet. Judge Ian Bailey. J.W.

CHILTERN GROUP. Buxted Trojan by Buxted Excel reserve junior standard champion, this 2yo colt also out of Cranford Trifle by Buxted Excel improves all the time, so pleased with the foals from this big gentle mare, well done Ann Page`s team, Liam, Kelly and Sonia

Shazan Gennafino by Cranford Ready Teddy Go and Edern Edwen. Won the mares class at Horse shoe Farm and the Mares class at Eastern Miniatures so far this season. Owned by Mrs June Hall and shown by Mrs Jo Jacketts

Chiltern Shetland Pony group Show

Super day for the Buxted stud yesterday at 3 shows, Chiltern, Viking and Oldencraig very happy day, pictured Cranford Trifle and her filly foal Buxted Tranquility by Buxted Tremeloe thank you Sian for showing her so well. J.J.

Kingsacre Jemima was BEST Foal 1st in the Foal class and Reserve Junior Champion. Kingsacre Jemima pictured with her Beautiful dam Buxted Perfection.
Many thanks to Jilly Jones for taking her in the ring and going round it so many times . Thank you Chiltern for. Fabulous Show..... D.E.

Fillongley Show today, 13th Aug. Ali hasn't done any showing up to now due to having a baby so both Ali and ponies are unfit

 but we took Cranford Frizzle and Corleyoak Easter Bobby Dazzler straight out of the field with minimal preparation. Frizzle got a second and Bobby

Dazzler won the miniature Stallion class, 4 in it so well pleased. Mr & Mrs Gregory's stallion
BREWARDS PLANET. Homebred, 4 years old was

Champion standard and overall supreme champion of the show. A.C.

And a bit from Willowe Keeley............Fillongley Show was as always a pleasure.  An excellent day for another Shetland – 27 year old Clothie Tumbell

 won the Private Drive class and went on to win the Driving Championship.  Always the perfect gentleman- adores the Main Arenas and still adamant

retirement is a long way off!

Chiltern Shetland pony Group today 13th August, always such a lovely friendly show at a stunning venue. Our lovely little Kerswell Laura won the yearling class and Broken Coloured, she then went on to be Miniature Junior Champion and then also took Reserve Overall Miniature Champion. I am so chuffed with this little girl, she always gives her best and today it has paid off for her. Maggie came 2nd in the miniature mare class and also won the veterans And Threapwood Vela 2nd came 1st in the Standard Mare Class and then went on to be Reserve Standard Ring Champion.

Dalston show, stallion Eiger Nijinsky 1st and miniature champion,Eiger opal 2nd and Romansleigh Burgundy Rose 3rd in a large class of mares.Our colt oxgang Bentley 4th in a large class off 2/3 yr old.A good day catching up with other Shetland friends

Okehampton Agricultural show;

Miniature Champion Merrylees Nuggett

Reserve Miniature Champion Snelsmore Rembrandt

Miniature Junior Champion Snelsmore Rembrandt

Reserve Miniature Junior Champion Pinglewood Thornton  

Looking as good, if not better than ever. GH.


Former stallion Cr. Crunchy Munchy and Millie Walker, won the Mountain & Moorland section and 2nd in the Open Coloured then they won the special award overall for turnout at Grantown County Show, Scotland.


We caught this other lovely picture the other week which sums up Crunchy's adorable nature and their special bond.

'Your carriage awaits' Shropshire based.


Julie Wedgbury for, Weddings, proms, pub drives, carriage experience days lessons and also break to drive. Bridgnorth Shropshire. 07773329653


Dumfries Show "the auld yin is still at it"! (your words Lorna, not mine! Ed) my results in the minis - Mingulay Impala - 1st  in Brood  Mare - with her home bred filly foal Lignite Island Breeze - by Lignite Chickadee  -also taking 1st and best mini foal home bred 3 yr old filly -  Lignite Swingtime - was Miniature Junior Champion and Miniature Champion so all in all we had a great day!

Here are the Championship results from the Wessex Group Summer Show held on Sunday 6th August. We were delighted with the amount of entries and the amount of new members showing their ponies which included a lot of young exhibitors in the ridden and young handler classes. We would like to thank the parents for supporting their children and attending the show, who after-all are the future of the Shetland pony and of course thank you to all our long standing group members who attend the group shows and Christmas function. We look forward to seeing you all again next time.
Frank and Carol Hodder

Junior Standard Champion - Zennor Roxanne
Reserve Junior Standard Champion - Zennor Roxy
Miniature Junior Champion -  Snelsmore Spetre
Reserve Miniature Junior Champion - Pinglewood Thornton 
Senior Standard Champion - Marillion Tystie
Reserve Senior Standard Champion - Lakehead Meredith
Senior Miniature Champion - Snelsmore Pavorotti
Reserve Senior Miniature Champion - Eiger Jupiter
Overall Standard Ring Champion - Marillion Tystie

Reserve Overall Standard Ring Champion - Zennor Roxanne

Reserve Overall Miniature Ring Champion - Eiger Jupiter

Ridden Champion - Champlers Viscount
Reserve Ridden Champion – Sharptor Derby

Supreme Champion - Snelsmore Pavorotti
Reserve Supreme Champion - Marillion Tystie

Pictures show –
Ella Fairhurst winner of Junior Young Handler
Amelia O’Connor – Ridden Champion
Reserve Supreme Champion – Marillion Tystie
Supreme Champion – Snelsmore Pavorotti
First Ridden – Lucy Stutchfield

Our Autumn show is on Sunday October 29th

THE DOWNS SHETLAND PONY GROUP SHOW. SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER. Lingfield, Surrey, with some new innovations in schedule.

In ring one for 3 children’s classes, either standard or minis at 9.30 the young handler, leading rein and first ridden classes will be held, followed by the standard in hand classes, not before 10.30. And in the unaffiliated fun ring, last class in that ring will be a fancy dress class. NO ENTRY FEE, but……….CASH PRIZES, SPONSORED BY CRANFORD. Please join in and partaaay.

Schedule via  ‘SHOW SCHEDULES/DATES entry form, rules judges etc.

Yolande Jarvis’s Cranford Frodo, 5 years licenced 'full up' stallion makes his debut under saddle at Blakesley show.

1st Shetland and reserve m&m in hand champion. 6th in novice ridden mixed breeds. Both classes judged by Ms A Smythe. Bit green yet under saddle, but behaved impeccably.


Dumfries Show on Saturday 5th August..

Great day for The Dryfesdale Stud at Dumfries & Lockerbie Show on Saturday 5th August.

Brood Mare Dryfesdale Dame taking first placing in her class and then gaining Reserve Overall Standard Champion. Her foal Dryfesdale Drem also picked up a first placing.

Dryfesdale Desire also won the yearling class...

Perth show today with good results for Oxgang stud's ponies. Eiger Nijinsky 1st stallion Eiger Opal 2nd yeld mare and reserve female, Romansleigh rosie 3rd yeld mare at her first show.

Homebred, Oxgang Bentley 1st 2/3 yr old junior champion ,male champion and reserve miniature champion and best male overall.




Dude or no dude!
Having won everything under saddle over the last few years with the ultimate run of success last year. He retired with a view to attending 'his ladies' and the occasional in hand class. 

Champion at the S.W Wales group show, off to NPS champs and on a whim, entered him in the HOYS qualifier. Not ridden since December..........BOOM, off to HOYS at the end of the year

I think...........DUDE

NCPA  Parlington Delilah; 1st yearling, Miniature champion , Shetland Youngstock champion Reserve  Overall Mini/Standard Shetland Champion


South West Wales Shetland pony Group Show  30th July 2017


Judge Mrs V Hampton

1st Black Barren Mare or Gelding and Reserve Black Ring Champion

Serenteifi Jessica John
owned by Miss F Morkill  

Mali Morgan-Jones and her pony is Kenvig Kiss Me Kate. They won Child Handler 10yrs and under. Mali was very pleased.


Seems there is some confusion regarding facebook links on this site. If you have a stud link and if you wish to have your facebook page alongside it, THERE IS NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR THIS. SO, as well as maintaining the same prices for last 18 years, you get something else free of charge. Refreshing ain't it. x


CHAMPION, A Grey stallion, O Steele. no details/pic

Champlers Victoria 1st in the mare class and Reserve Standard Champion. (pic right)

Champlers Rose Blossom owned by Lynda Rowland was 2nd in the mare class

Champlers Rose Petal was 1st in the 3yr and under class and Junior Champion. far right

Champlers Victoria 1st in the mare class and Reserve Standard Champion.

Champlers Rose Petal was 1st in the 3yr and under class and Junior Champion.

Miniature Shetland.

Champ Snelsmore Lalique pic>

Res. Champion Eiger Oliver

Jun Champ.Snelsmore Spectre

Reserve Junior Champion Witcombe Hanibal



Royal Welsh. Builth Wells

Annwood Gilder champion, Mary Davenport (above)
Mrs Mather's miniature reserve,

Delia Woodley won the mare class with Kingswood Arwen,

2nd, pictured next to Kingswood Arwen is Holydell Harken.

The 2 overall junior Champions were Marion Matthew's Y/ling and 3yo Winners





Stallion Class:

1st Mrs Mather’s Shawdene Boloux Bon Bon(left)
nd Julie Nichols Blenheim Quincy

3rd Christine Gray's Enigma Sorcerer.

Mare Class:
st Mr and Mrs Percy’s Snelsmore Querl (below far left)

nd Jane and Glenn Smith Gotts Mab

2&3 YO Class:

1st Mrs Mather’s Shawdene Hermes (below right)

nd Mr and Mrs Percy’s Snelsmore Rembrandt

Yearling Class:

1st Julie Nichols Kenvig Kerfuffle ~
nd Mr Mark Whitehouse’s Shawdene Johnquil

rd Mr and Mrs Percy’s Snelmore Tequila Sunrise

Miniature Champion
Mrs Mather’s Shawdene Boloux Bon Bon

Reserve Mrs and Mrs Percy’s Snelsmore Querl

Shawdene Boloux Bon Bon was Reserve Supreme Shetland


A fantastic day for the two sisters at the Royal Welsh as Zennor Roxy and Zennor Roxanne both won their classes , Roxanne the yearling class, above right, and Roxy the two and three year old class, above left. Roxy then went on to win over all junior champion and Roxanne took the res Junior champion .

Gott Mabs and Glen SMITH, 2nd in mini mare class

You lovely people. Nice to be appreciated. G.
I have just sent my subs to you via bank transfer. Many thanks for such good service and publicity on Shetland-pony.com. JH

Thank you Gerry , for a wonderful service, another year gone JJ xx

Good to be back on your site. RSP

Worth every penny as ever!  I have just paid 50 online. JG

Thank you for all you do running Shetland-pony.com. F.M.

Annual Subscription for our Stud, thank you for your continued support xx AH

On 1st August, your  annual subscriptions will become due for Shetland-pony.com. With that date  in mind I will be making further changes to the format OF GH MANAGED  SITES to ensure it maintains and improves its effectiveness. Link for your own managed site INCLUDING A Facebook link if you wish, costs 50.

These changes will have the benefit of enhancing the saleability of any pony that has a show record  via easily referenced record should you wish to part with that pony, or its progeny that you may wish to sell.

Or for those who simply own and show ponies,  WHY NOT HAVE YOUR OWN WEB SITE as a record of achievements attained. Interested? Message me on f/book or email ghkw@showpony.com

You may wish to look at the costs of your on managed sites, and switch to Shetland-pony.com. Prices remain the same for last 18 years. News page REGULARLY VISITED BY EVERYONE IN Shetland ponies and FOR SALE PAGE still achieving best results.

See Robert Pitcairn’s www.shetland-pony.com/oxgang where i have just started building his site on this new concept. Foal/youngstock updates will carry a nominal fee if your site is managed by me.



Hagrid of Catchpool is HOYS bound after winning in the Scottish Horse Show.

Couldn't wish for a better home for him than with Shona Thomson Starloch

He is produced so beautifully

Well done Lauren Jarvis.



2017/ssgower/Prize donated by Alan Davies to miniature Champion

2017/ssgower/Reserve Miniature Champion

2017/ssgower/Callum and Harrison Randall

2017/ssgower/Driven Champion

Eiger Oliver

Southern Group show 16th July 2017

The southern Shetland group had great weather and a good turnout of ponies for our two judges Mr Gibson and his daughter Emma, at our 25th Anniversary summer show. Everyone seemed to have a fun day, there were some great prizes from our Supreme Sponsors Falcon Equine feeds of their Omega products. Thanks to all our fantastic stewards, Kevin for handing out sweets and books for all the children but most importantly all the competitors supporting the group with such lovely ponies, helping to make this special celebration day. J.P.
Principal Results...

2017/ssgower/Reserve Reserve Supreme.

2017/ssgower/Reserve standard Champion

2017/ssgower/Gelding Champion.

2017/ssgower/Child Handlers.

2017/ssgower/Reserve Standard Junior


Reserve Overall Standard Champion

Kevin giving out prizes to children

Lead rein and f/ridden ponies

Lucie Rose and Cr. Jocelym

Res. JUN Mini and D Elphick



Please find attached the results was a lovely hot Malvern weekend, numbers were down slightly on previous years but we were please to see some new faces. As always a high standard of ponies & lots of happy people. The fun classes were supported by young & old alike with lots of amazing creations in the Fancy Dress & Concours. We also had some lunchtime entertainment with Racheal from the Nottingham Knights horseball team, where she gave the children a chance to have ago at horseball, as always with the ponies they took to it like ducks to water! Championships were again run on both days with superb sashes kindy sponsored by the Shepherd/Follows family. The Supreme Ridden Champion went to Kate Cantons lead rein pony Helawi Capricious winning a new Zoe Snape saddle www.shetlandshowingtack.com The In Hand Mares & geldings classes were hotly contested making our lovely judges work hard. Some lovely coments on the dressage arena, my personal favorite was "the pony came down the centre line like it was on rails". A huge thank you to all our judges & stewards who were not only in the ring all day but then cooked at our BBQ in the evening for 100 people still in shirt sleeves & ties!. We are now thinking about next years show & hope to be back at Malvern again 13th & 14th July 2018 Please put the date in your diary.

                               Snelsmore Nevada

Snelsmore Rag Doll                                       

"Well, luck was certainly with us at the National Shetland pony performance show". Says Jacqueline Percy
Two first and two seconds followed by a Junior Championship for Snelsmore Rag Doll with Cliff and Snelsmore Spectre being Reserve Junior. Snelsmore Lalique and Cliff had a second placed in a huge mare class but could never be disappointed in this mare she always tries her best. Then Snelsmore Nevada was Reserves Miniature Champion, but a change of luck for him and I in the Silver Medal to turn the result around to be Reserve Champion under Mrs J James. Once again Briars Piccolo and Nevada have the same results for the third time, and the lovely miniature mare this time being first reserve. Three lovely ponies in the final Silver medal line up and another amazing show organised by all the people involved.

Jane Smith's, Threapwood Tarna today at the Shetland Performance Show, 1st in a very strong class of 12 mares, and then went Reserve Standard Champion. Judge ~ Mrs S Seward

Parklands Show. Delia Woodley's Kingswood Arwen, Supreme Champion, with Jill Jones' Mare with foal, Somahouse Dawn Reserve. Shown by P Hopkins.


Echt show. Cumliebank Jessie Jade was 2nd in the Yeld Mare/Gelding class. Yearling Colt Drumnagair Drifter was Junior Champion and Stallion Wells Legand, who is on lease from the Wells Stud, was Champion Standard and Reserve Overall.    facebook.com/drumnagairshetlands/

Doune and Dublane, Robert Pitcairn's Eiger Nijinsky first stallion and miniature champion plus reserve supreme, home bred colt Oxgang

Bently winning the 1 2 3 yr old class and reserve miniature champion.

Blackertor Panache
Huby and Sutton Show 2017
Breed class winner
Overall mountain and moorland champion and winning her NPS silver medal. 

Hi Gerry little update about Cranford Freddie and his driving season so far. He came second in the Mountain and Moorland class and third in the country vehicle class at the BDS annual show at smiths lawn. He came fourth in the private driving class at South of England Show at Ardingly in his new carriage ( mums turquoise outfit).  and her came fourth at Hickstead in the private driving. He really enjoyed going around the main arena there weaving in and out of the show jumps. We think that he likes an audience! As whenever there is a crowd clapping he goes better and shows off. We have qualified for the national championship so we are off to Addington in September. He has one driving show left for the season. He's 6 now so he's going to do some riding now and take a break from showing. As he has been out nearly every week from May
Paula and Freddie collecting the iconic picture in front of the Queen at Smith's Lawn. A must for serious drivers.

North of England Shetland Show, Stow Lexy - 
owned and shown by Cora Ramsey

1st Coloured Yeld Mare
Coloured Champion
Overall Senior Champion 
Overall Supreme of Show

Annual show at Rotherland Woodfields show, Mayfield. Florence Taylor on her Cranford Hector, PRODUCED by Sally Ann Dale. First in f/ridden /14 1st in best rider /13 ridden champion. Well done FLORENCE AND 'Gonzo.

Southern Shetland Pony Group Show, 25th Anniversary ~ 16th July 2017 at Ower.
It's gonna be cakey and tea. Sounds good to  me.
Schedule                    entry form

Manor Equestrian centre

Old Salisbury road



SO51 6AN

Hi,  Gerry, Ulverscroft Northern Lad  sold today, once again it proves that the genuine buyers come on to  your website, to buy shetlands . Thank you shetland-pony.com
Regards John

Sharptor Trinity, with Julian Walters take the Cuddy ticket at Royal Norfolk




No separate Ch/ships

for minis. See results

Female Champion & Overall Shetland Champion, Reserve Overall M&M Champion

Cassindilly Roxy Mrs L Wilson


Male Champion & Reserve Overall Champion

Hools Rising High Mrs K Peace  

Reserve Female Champion

Stow Cornee Mr J Swan


Reserve Male Champion

Wells Craig Mr H Sleigh


Junior Champion

Wells Craig  Mr H Sleigh  

Reserve Junior Champion

Stow Cornee  Mr J Swan


Best Gelding

Oakley of Auckhorn Mrs L Wilson handled by Lewis Wilson


Best Group of 3

Mrs L Wilson



Best Miniature

Doonpark Toad Mrs S Calvert


Best Gelding

Oakley of Auckhorn Mrs L Wilson handled by Lewis Wilson.






Best Miniature

Doonpark Toada Mrs S Calvert




1-2yr  Milday Morse  1st  Owner Johnstone Davidson

Milday Ferragamo 2nd Owner Johnston Davidson

This was a huge class of 19 so Judge Mr Kenneth Scott
of Braes of Kerryston split it into 1-2 year olds then 3 yrs and over

3 yr over Milday Trudy 1st  Owner Lauren McDonald

Milday Morse Owner Johnstone Davidson

Milday Trudy Owner Lauren McDonald



And Her Majesty definitely was amused.......... as was Prince Phillip as Su Woodcock, drives past with 'the Beast'. GH has no details of other SHETLAND EXHIBITORS but he two featured here would have done the breed proud, especially the minis. CHILTERN GROUP HERE IS a copy of the results from our show held on 25.06.2017 at Addington Manor.  Judge. J Jones

Wow! My wee Magreed Charlie Boy pony did me proud today, he truly is a super star 1st open miniature, 4th 2 wheel exercise class and then to top it all royal drive by.  I'm absolutely over the moon!!! So many people to thank... firstly Esme Pearson for being super groom and driver! My sister Charlotte Brownings Dean for being an extra pair of hands and photographer, Johanne Dykes for covering the yard and being such a huge motivator (planning and preparation prevents poor performance.  

Julie Carter who hates me saying it every time but thank you so much for all your lendings! Helen Bridges for your lucky apron! Penny Richmond for my hat feathers and flower, Sue Marskell Kerrie Aylmore fellow Gary's angels haha well done ladies!! Gerry Hart  where it all began ... And everyone else along the way... never did I ever think I would be turned out to the nines driving past her majesty the Queen. Taking nothing away from Alice and Charlie, they've made a much better job of it than we ever did! But above right is Kevin and Rachel Jenner with Cr. Double Cream, driving past HM The Queen, circa 1993