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A very happy Ali Lynch pictured with Isle of Mona Heidi.  On only her third outing showing Heidi won her class, and was then Standard Champion, Senior Champion and Overall Shetland Champion at Fillongley Show on 13th August.  The judge was Lionel Gregory.  The smile on Ali’s face says it all!  

Dalston show last Saturday. Eileen Carlyle's home bred Dryfesdale Divine  reserve standard champion and overall reserve champion. 
Her full sister Dryfesdale Dekarina overall best foal. 

Here are the consistent HOYS qualifying combo of Bea Shepherd and Carmillo Magician. Aesthetically, the pairing perhaps no longer as beautiful as once was, but Magician clears the fences with Bea with as much ease as years ago. We wish them well come HOYS. They won the 122cm Hoys workers at Stoneleigh and stood reserve champion. GH says....... HOYS workers, go clear, hard enough, and do a decent individual show and you swerve the vagaries and preferences of judges' opinion in flat classes.

I really don't know why people bother chasing around the country after a HOYS ticket. It seems to me the fun and the huge classes are to be found at EQUIFEST where plenty who have qualified for HOYS are competing. Mostly the ridden natives where Shetland ponies are concerned are in with Dartmoors and Exmoors, so when you consider many classes have 20 plus in them, these results are pretty good. Florence Taylor, Cr Hector, now 19years, pic above.................
1st in FR Veteran M&M Native, 2nd in Veteran LR & FR Pony Championship in Evening Performance, 8th Restricted M&M Small Breeds FR, Finalist in Equifest M&M FR Small Breeds.As for Lucie and Fiddle, went well, in huge classes mixed breeds often 20 plus, just outside the ribbons, but she had a great time and that's what's most important. Looking a bit fed up 'keeping herself clean' waiting her turn.

A great time for the Shetlands at Showcase of Champions show held at Keysoe Equestrian centre on the 21st July. 
Miniature Shetland Champion, Reserve Middle & Heavyweight Miniature Horse Champion and Supreme Shetland pony in the evening for Snelsmore Lily, judges Miss J Patterson & Mr J Mills. Lily and I just loves these sorts of occasions a good excuse to dress up. 
Snelsmore Spectre, Junior Champion and Overall Youngstock Champion. But it was Snelsmore Sundance’s day to really shine. 
Champion Middle & Heavyweight Miniature Horse, and in the Ultimate showcase of Champions in the evening Cliffs and Sundance were awarded third place, against twenty-six beautiful horses and ponies of all breeds who all had to qualify under a panel of judges in the afternoon. 
It was also a day to remember for Louise Colwells and Caerneuadd Lewis, pic above right, Reserve Supreme Shetland and Supreme Maxi Horse. J.P.

LOTUSPOINT CASSIUS, SUPREME CHAMPION OF EQUIFEST SHOW . Novice supreme, M&M supreme and supreme of Show. Cassius was ridden by Olivia Brightmore. Great result for all connections and for the Shetland breed and a nice accolade to the late John Hodgson and his widow, Christine, who bred him.

The stunning Merkisayre Brainstorm went standard Shetland Champion today. at EQUIFEST
One last evening performance for him then home for a well earned rest. SCB

Dalston Show. Eiger Nijinsky winning his 7th champion ship out of his 7th show.The judge today was Kenny Adams.The Nicholson family was standard champion with their yeld mare Berrymoor Bramble.

Herewith pictured above, the Shetland pony legend, MAURICE ARDEN and his partner SHIRLEY NADINE of the Claylands stud. Maurice decided when he was 82 to take up driving. At his first show last year, a large horse behind them, some what out of control frightened his pony with the result, Maurice was thrown from his vehicle, landing in a barbed wire fence injuring his shoulder, something that would have made a lot of people half his age think twice about continuing. Not Maurice. He had the homebred Dabill of the Highlands, professionally broken last autumn by Chris Ainscough of Wigan. with the awful winter stopping practice, they resumed driving in May this year, and appreciate the help and guidance from friends Sue and Carl Woodcock. Maurice concedes he is a novice, but he has the backing of Shirley who is his 'groom'. Besides, sitting at home doing nothing is not for him. Undaunted by his experience last year, he returned to the show where he had been thrown and drove in a mixed class, had a wonderful day and returned home happy and unscathed.

He may be 84, but Maurice is a perfectionist as is Shirley. They will become very proficient before they've done. GH

13-18years young handler. Equifest 2018. 1st place of 16 forward, Emily Mayfield age 13 yrs.

Sara Hird's Cr Fireman, 3 year old gelding, continues his run of success, winning the Shetland 2-3 year old gelding or filly class at Equifest under judge Linzi Cave.


Zennor Silver Shadow owned by Mr & Mrs Cosgrove as he won the NPS Highbrook Stud M&M in hand 4 year old and over small breeds at the NPS Summer Championship show and went on to take the res overall champion. A great achievement for a Shetland I think amongst the other breeds. MM

Sedgefield show. Addingham Gabi, PICTURED. 1st yearling, junior champion, reserve standard champion and reserve overall champion. Blackertor Panache and Vicky Howard won 4 and over geld mare and coloured class and were standard and overall champion.


Equifest...... and someone asked me why Jack isn't riding Shetlands
anymore? Jack on left.
Florence Taylor on winning veteran Cr Hector. Unplaced here in the veteran winners evening performance, but Florence really enjoyed the experience.

MERKISAYRE BRAINSTORM at Eastern Miniatures. Winning his Shetland class, going champion, supreme champion and then competing against some beautiful ponies to win the supreme of supremes. Could not be more proud of him today. Thank you S-j Dolby at Tack and Turnout for all your support and thank you Hannah Cook for putting on a lovely show. We had a great time.

Lunch Guests !
Enigma Solar and Magician, golden dun geldings enjoying  an al fresco lunch with their owners.



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Samantha Davies and Cr Airfrost, sidesaddle with IMOGEN piloting.

Love this breeding combo, so have covered 4 mares again with Debbie Barr's 'Sir Galahad' on Daughters or grand daughters of Isle of Mona Fringe, Airfrost's dam, not done it since Airfrost so hoping for some lovely greys with fab temperaments next spring.

Perhaps we are all a little to keen to publicise our successes, as though that was the only thing relevant. HOW refreshing this report by the DRUMNAGAIR STUD on he Turiff show. fb. Not only do they declare they were unplaced (must've been some really good ponies in the class, they congratulate the winners! Well done them. GH

"Results from Turriff Show with really big, strong classes.
Brood Mares Westpark Elsa Jane & Westpark Lady Esta were unplaced. Their foals, Drumnagair Eclipse & Drumnagair Ebony were moved up the line to 4th & 5th place.
Yeld mare Thordale Lyra was unplaced but Lyradale Daisy Duke was initially pulled in 2nd place and then moved to take 3rd in a huge mare class. (18 in the catalogue). ...
Thanks to Turriff for a wonderful show and congratulations to Transy & Wells Studs.
We had a brilliant team of helpers so huge thanks must go to Lisa & Bettina who were super stars." Pictured is Judy with Thordale Lyra & myself with Lyradale Daisy Duke

I am recovering slowly, slower than I'd like, but I'm well enough to carry on with Shetland-pony.com. Keep me out of mischief! Those who know me will know I’m not one who is scared to ‘hand the baton on’. I did it with the south east group, would have handed over the sussex show, had I been able to find someone to do it. Handed over the awards in hand showing scheme to the society, and other ideas that have improved the lot of owners and breeders. Similarly, with Shetland-pony.com, I will not linger, in due course it will need a new webmaster. Obvious technical ability required with a PC, BUT NOT ADVANCED LEVEL! News reporting of the doings, primarily of subscribers, in an even handed manner, integrity a must. The site still sells more ponies than any other social media, it’s where buyers look if they want to buy a pony and adverts stay for up to 6 months unless they are sold before. This next year, subscribers will be allowed two ‘one photo’ adverts free of charge. A huge success this last Aug – july period, but four was a tad ‘over generous’! Non subscribers may use the for sale page at usual rates. You may have a foal or two you wish to sell.  I will do a separate ‘foals for sale page’.

So, subscriptions are now due for August 1st – july 31st payment cost as per last year. If unsure please contact me. Payment preferably by paypal, send money to gerry@showpony.com ‘friends and family’ adding your stud name in the message section as ref. Or by bank transfer 20-49-76 acc 70335797 again, your stud name as ref.

Onwards and upwards. Xx Gerry


Miniature Champion Cliff Percy and Reserve G Smith at the recent Shetland Performance Show.

Result from Kent...

Sian Greene's Buxted Discovery 1st 4 and over, Standard champion, and then Supreme champion. 

Was so nice to fly the  Shetland flag in the Cuddy

Kingswood Arwen, owned by J Jones and shown here by SIAN GREEN,
Champion at the last PARKLANDS SHOW.

Sarah Hird's, Cranford Fireman, 3 y/old gelding, Junior Ch at Performance show. Shown here by Debbie Spears

We had a wonderful day at a very hot Fettercairn Show today! Brood mare Westpark Elsa Jane 1st. Filly Foal Drumnagair Ebony 1st and Best Foal. Yeld Mare Thordale Lyra 1st and Reserve Champion. 2 year old Colt Stow Manifesto 1st and Overall Champion. Thank you Fettercairn for a lovely show and congratulations to all the other prize winners.

Lucie Dale and 'Fiddledydee' Had a very busy show, and lots of fun.

Florence Taylor and Cr Hector having a great time at the Performance Show.



Robert Shearer Pitcairn

The road trip to the North of England shetland show turned out a good day with Eiger Nijinsky 7yr old stallion for the second week 1st stallion and champion miniature and going on to be reserve senior champion.

Followed up the following weekend at Skelton show. This was their first time at this show. Eiger Nijinsky was first stallion and champion.



LANCHESTER SHOW. Judge: Karen Nixon

Quakers Parsley 1st in mixed stallion class, reserve champion and best miniature. His rising 2yo son, Loutin white Feather Copacabana ‘Rio’ first in a mixed youngstock class.His rising 2yo son, Loutin white Feather Copacabana ‘Rio’ first in a mixed youngstock class

  Shazan Gennafino by Ctanford 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. J.J

Cranford Freddie's driving shows so far this season

2nd under 13.2 and winner of Concours d'Elegance Heathfield Show

2nd under 13.2 and winner of Concours d'Elegance ( The Ascot Trophy) South of England Show

1st under 13.2 Hickstead Derby Meeting

1st Mountain and Moorland, 1st Country Vehicle (under 13.2) (he came home with three trophies) British Driving Annual Show Smith's Lawn.

As you can imagine I am so pleased with him, he is quite the little super star, he surprises many with his natural forward going paces, it must be the bloodlines! We are thrilled with how well he has done so far. I will forward some photos, the one with the trophies on the carriage are from the BDS show. The other photo is from 1st Class Images. The photo with the painted carriage and black harness is Heathfield Show by Paul Orchard. PW

Royal Highland Show 
Champion Shetland: STOW PREFECT. R Swan

Cassindilly Joules, 6 year old mare
1st Prize Yeld Mare and Reserve Female Champion at the Royal Highland Show

Robin's Brae Viking 1st yearling class Royal Highland Show 2018  Owned by Lynda Cochrane / Abbeygreen Shetlands MINI RESULTS    ARE 2018 NOT 2016 ! L.C.

Southern Shetland pony Group ~ Summer show     
15th of July   *New Venue*
Shedfield Equestrian Centre

Botley Rd,
SO32 2HN

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More on the SWSPG and NPA shows
I don't recall that this home-bred 12 year old mare Tawna Charisma [above left] has been to more than three shows in her life, including as a foal,  so it was a tremendous thrill for us when under judge Mr T Jones she won a good yeld mare class (with Toby Bull's Tawna Izzy Wizzy standing in second place), followed by Miniature Senior Champion, Miniature Champion and Reserve Supreme.
In addition, our brood mare Tawna Tia Maria, and her foal Tawna Patrick (remember the photo of them on this page when he was a new-born in the snow back in March?) both won first prizes. FH 

Fiona Lawrence's yearling gelding Helawi William Tell [above right]was, 1st mini yearling at the NPA show, 1st mini yearling at the SWSPG show, best mini gelding and reserve overall gelding, not bad for a yearling and only his third show. F.L.

South West Shetland pony group show.

Lakehead Maibelline won Supreme Champion.

South West Shetland pony group show. Lakehead Maibelline won Supreme Champion.

Super , hot and sunny day at SWSPG Summer show and the adjacent NPA show
Alan Davies's [pic right] Halstock Serenade won the 2 yr old class and went on to be Reserve Junior Champion , so pleased with how she’s progressing
And Halstock Cassandra was 2nd in the NPA class and went reserve champion !
Thanks to Julian Walters and David Hodge for organizing a great day ! A.D.

Kerswell Montgomery

Royal highland Show.

We were so pleased at not only taking Miniature Champion but going onto to take Overall Reserve Native Breed to the Clydesdale for the Sanderson Trophy and actually winning our own Trophy that we donated to the show as well. There has never been a section for Miniature Shetlands as they were shown alongside the standards and if you won you got a 1st ticket but now we have a whole section that gives the minis some recognition and the Alichbrae Miniature Champions Trophy is now in place for the future, Kerswell Montgomery in our mind is a fine example of what we are all aiming to breed so good on Jane and Tony Dennis for  breeding such a quality little man.

Stevie McKay 

Disappointing entry at the NPS Area 20 show on 23rd June at Ardingly, however there were nice ponies entered, and Mrs G Cowell had Cliff Percy's piebald mini colt, Snelsmore Spectre, champion and Sian Green's stallion, Buxted Discovery, beautifully turned out, Reserve. Spectre went on to be res, res Supreme in hand. Wowsers.

Milday Stud by John Lawrie. Royal Highland Show

Milday Savanah Rose 1st In the 2/3 yr old class then took
Junior champion and Reserve Female


Dougie Robertson, 1st prize in the Driving Exercise Vehicle class out of 6 competitors at the Highland Show.

Snelsmore Sienna, First place in a very strong miniature

shetland, three years & under class at Three counties

Agricultural show.


Blaenavon show. Homebred yearling filly Bontnewydd Bramble won the yearling class and junior reserve champion at. Mali did well also, winning SPSBS young handler with her pony Kenvig Kiss Me Kate at the same show M.J.


Royal Three Counties Show on Friday 15th June.


Mr+ Mrs F Hodder's Eiger Oliver – 1st Miniature Stallion and Miniature Champion

We have had an amazing day today. Firstly thank you so very much to Sue Pye and Ian Spence and Sue's mum and dad for all your hard work.
Emily and Grace were 1st miniature yeld mare 2nd in broken coloured miniature. Then went overall Miniature ring champion. Also Emily won her 13yrs-16years young handler with Beeftub Bell Emileo and then went Res Champion overall young handler. Beltoy Stelreine was 2nd in Black brood mare and our foal Skyelands Prince Rupert was 3rd and had lovely positive comments from the judge Mr J Harrison. Rupert went really well and did his show all by himself. Belle was 2nd in coloured yeld mare.
Congratulations to Ellie Simmonds and Mel who won and went on to be Res. SUPREME Champion with Birchmoor Samara.  L.M.

Timberland Dynasty

Blaenavon 50th annual horse show today, with the new added affiliated Shetland classes under

Judge: Mr Charles Seward. Timberland Dynasty won the miniature Shetland 4 years old

 barren mare and gelding class  Reserve Miniature Champion.

Kerswell Malibu won the miniature 2/3 year old class

Junior Championship

Miniature Championship

Overall Supreme Championship 

Kerswell Malibu

Sally Ann Dale has gotta be doing something right. At the South E welsh pony and cob assn show at Gt Bookham, Champion and Reserve with Shetland ponies Cr. Fiddledydee annd Cr Hector ridden by Lucie Dale and Florence Taylor respectively.


Phil Tindale at Red Rose Show, first time at this show and the first time in years since I showed my own ponies, with Quakers Parsley in the stallion class and Loutin White Feather Kismet in the 2/3yo class.
Kismet 2nd in a class of 3 and behaved really well at her first show even more so as she has never been away from home, and she’s a cremello!!
Parsley came 2nd also in a strong class of mini stallions, and again was as good as gold albeit noisy at times.
Hopefully the start of a few shows this season, I’m now wiped out and ready for a week at work recovering. PT


There's so much more to this showing malarky. There's leading your clean shiny pony to the horse trailer, loading it up by yourself, then it's showtime! Imogen Davies and her trusty steed, Cr Airfrost at North Yorkshire County Show.

What a day to kick off our show season on the road at 04-30 this morning with the rain pouring down the whole way to Cumberland show. The trip was well worth the early start,Eiger Nijinsky first stallion, miniature champion and reserve supreme. Oxgang Bentley our homebred 3yr old colt was first in his class and junior champion and reserve miniature champion so we had a good day. Would like to thank Jen for showing and for making the early start. R.S.P.  

Royal Cornwall Show, 8th June, Judge Mrs D Randell

Pinglewood Thornton, Bay on the left
1st Miniature 2yr old class, Junior Champion and Overall Miniature Champion + RESERVE SUPREME.
Pansi’s Bounty on the right
1st Miniature Barren Mare, and reserve Overall Champion
Pansi’s Crunchie 1st Miniature Gelding and Overall Miniature Gelding
Kerswell Mr Red 1st Miniature Stallion and Overall Stallion. T.W.

Holmside equestrian.  
Star of the day our Shetland mare Schivas Victoria winning her veteran class and qualifying for the regional finals. She then went supreme in hand champion then went on to take supreme of show. G Snaith

Pinglewood Thornton
He is 2yrs old and was the miniature Champion Shetland
and Res Supreme of the Royal Bath and West Show
1st 2/3yr old class
Junior Champion
Overall Miniature Champion
Res Supreme Champion
Gelding Pansi’s Crunchie won the Gelding class and
was reserve senior Champion
Trudy Waterhouse


Florence Taylor and Cranford Hector, 2nd in M&M

first ridden at South of England show Saturday

9th. Lucie Dale, a creditable 5th in a highly

professional lead rein class with Fiddledydee.

Their trainer, the highly talented Sally Ann Dale

has schooled these ponies to go beautifully

following their career in 'opens'.

The day after at the HEATHFIELD riding Club show, on the ever dependable Hamish, (Hawkdale Klansman),

 first time 'off lead rein' with Lucie Dale.

1st lead rein pony [side saddle], 2nd best rider 12 and under, with Fiddledydee above, 3rd first ridden with

Hamish. Champion and Best turned out Cr Fiddledydee

Aberystwyth and Ceredigion County Show 9th June 2018 Judge  Mrs E Young
Champion Robins Brae Ronaldo – Emma Elliott. Reserve Champion Lathom Jocelyn – Miss F Morkill [above left res and ch]
Junior Champion Ladbury Pretender – Miss F Morkill and Shown by Neil Buffery. Junior Reserve Champion and Best Miniature  Treflys Violet – Elaine Fitzhugh  [above right]


Pictures show. Above left ~ Miniature Champion & Supreme Treetops Minuette four year old piebald mare with foal at foot owned by Caroline Tynan and above right, Champlers Rose Blossom 1st in the standard Mare class and Reserve Standard Champion, owned by Lynda Rowland ~ with judge Steve Rendell all the way from the Shetland Isles.

Lynda Rowlands won the standard mate class with Champlers Rose Blossom. Mandy Sargeant was second with Rose Petal. In the 1/2/3 yr old it was won by Lizzie Deacon with a piebald yearling colt. That went standard champ with Champlers Rose Blossom reserve. In the mini ring a piebald mare with foal Treetops Minuette, Caroline Tynan took the mini champ and then went Supreme.

Miniature stallion class. 1st Shawdene Ariel, Mrs G Mather
Miniature Champion & Supreme 
Treetops Minuette four year old piebald mare with foal at foot owned by Caroline Tynan

Reserve Miniature
Shawdene Ariel, owned by Mrs G Mather
Miniature yearling class. 
1st Snelsmore Ulyana, Mr & Mrs Percy
2nd Mardlebrook Whisper ~ Shawdene stud
Miniature two/three year class. 
1st Snelsmore Sienna, Mr & Mrs Percy
2nd Snelsmore Thumbelina, Mrs G Mather
Miniature stallion class. 
1st Shawdene Ariel, Mrs G Mather
2nd Eiger Oliver, Mr & Mrs Hodder
Miniature mare class.
1st Treetops Minuette, Caroline Tynan
2nd Snelsmore Oasis, Mr & Mrs Percy

Severn Valley WPCA Show 2nd June 2018 Judge Mr R Griffiths
Standard Champion Champlers Mimosa – Jane Smith
Standard Reserve Champion Robins Brae Ronaldo – Emma Elliott
Standard Junior Champion Brewards Ellie – Nina Anderson Smith
Standard Junior Reserve Champion Czar of Catchpool – Laura Butters
Miniature Champion Robins Brae Tilly – Glenn Smith
Miniature Reserve Champion Seva Handalina – Lydia Millichap
Miniature Junior Champion Robins Brae Tilly – Glenn Smith
Miniature Reserve Junior Champion Collytown Jack Sparrow – Mr and Mrs Winton

Stepley, Carmaco & Rosteco Shetland Pony Studs For the first time ever in nearly 30yrs of attending the Royal Bath and West, we took Senior Champion Standard and then Overall Shetland Champion with our 10yr old mare Stepley Candelara. To say we are over the moon is an understatement. Our first time competing in a Cuddy championship too.
Must not forget Stepley Belita belle getting 6th in a strong miniature mare class

Very pleased with todays outing - Reserve Standard Champion today for Rosie - Champlers Rose Blossom at the Royal Bath & West show. Great couple of days catching up with friends. Even the rain helped off till after we loaded for home.

 linda Rowland.

Cranford Vision  at Bsps Area 11
2nd Open Lead Rein.

Well still can't quite believe the wonderful results at the Suffolk Show with the beautiful


Not only was he
Shetland Champion he went against all breeds in the overall mountain and

 Moorland title to stand Reserve Champion overall.

Love this boy to bits. Thank you goes to Holly Bland Lewis Greathead for all your help and

of course to our very supportive

sponsor S-j Dolby of Tack and Turnout , Woodfarm bussiness Park in Stonham


CSSPG Spring Show 2018

Judge:  Mr V. B. Rees and Mrs R. Rees



Championship Results

Overall Supreme Ch: D. Lochtie, Mawcarse Lady Dionne. Reserve Supreme: Alichbrae Shetlands, Alichbrae Cassius  above left and right respectively

Supreme Junior Ch: Mawcarse Shetlands, Mawcarse Joules

Reserve Supreme Jun: M. Johnstone, Milday Morse 

Ridden Ch: Almondell Vulcan, R. Stacy-Marks                  

Reserve Ridden: Harviestoun Rhuri, A. Marshall

Best Gelding: E. Glen, Terregles Sinatra

Kipp Trophy for Off Lead Rein Handy Pony: Not Awarded

CSSPG Junior Shield for most points: Amy Hogg

Champion Young Handler: Anna Marshall



Shropshire County Show 26th May 2018
Judge Mr P Tindale
Standard Champion and Overall Supreme Champion Shetland Robins Brae Ronaldo – Emma Elliott    (Photo CENTRE ABOVE)
Standard Reserve Champion and Overall Reserve Supreme Shetland and Best Gelding Wildways Astonish – Miss F Morkill (Photo ABOVE LEFT)
Standard Junior Champion Brewards Peppermint – Mr & Mrs Gregory
Standard Reserve Junior Champion Blackertor Misty – Rachel Martin
Miniature Champion Gott Mabs – Glenn Smith   ( Photo ABOVE RIGHT)
Miniature Reserve Champion Cherub’s Court Jester – Debbie Davies
Miniature Junior Champion Cherub’s Court Jester – Debbie Davies
Miniature Reserve Junior Champion Libero Anastasia – Debbie Davies


Above  Cr. Fiddledydee and Lucie Dale, winning the l/r on her way to res champion ridden. Above right, Cr Hector and Florence Taylor 2nd in ridden veteran. HUGE horses. Below left Buxted Penny Poppy Mini champion in hand and Buxted Marksman res mini. Reserve ring champion Buxted Exclusive. Bottom left, skewbald.

And in a weekend packed with four shows. NPS Area 20. Buxted Discovery, Res. Champion


Knight of Brygarth


Buxted High Felicity

just two of many smart foals born 2018 from Shetland right down to the south of England

Otley Agriculture Show .

Heritage Grange Stud

The most beautiful sunny day graced us all at Ottley Agriculture Show , took the youngsters & my stallion Parlington Yuri for an outing.
So nice to catch up with so many lovely people , such a warm family Atmosphere.
Wonderful day for ponies & handlers Sarah & Megan had the pleasure of being invited into the main ring parade . 

Heritage Grange Grace
1st yearlings
Junior Champion
Shetland Champion
Winner of the Heathcroft Trophy

Parlington Delilah
1st 2/3 yr olds

Parlington Yuri
1st stallion
Reserve Shetland Champion

Sharptor silver skyline has qualified for the Nps novice lead rein and the open lead rein , with Maisie Wright . And yesterday qualified for the RIHS with Freya Rafferty .. all in her first proper year of Ridden . K.H.

Nps area 24

Cranford Vision Nps Open Lead rein 1st & Champion. He qualified for the Nps Lead rein final & home produced ridden final. L.Ripper.

Devon County .... Cassie (Halstock Casandra ) won the mare class and went on to be Miniature Champion , bless her, she loves a big occasion ! Bubbles was 5th in a strong class and Serenade was 3rd in the 2yr old section only her 3rd ever show!
Big thanks to Julian and David for all their help. A.C.

Just wanted to say, as a man of Sussex, how delighted that HM the Queen, has given the title Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry, and in so doing ennobling Meghan Markle his bride. Fantastic day, enjoyed it all, even the swerve toward American culture.

CASPIAN CHARITY SHOW. With so many group shows finishing it was lovely to attend a new friendly well organised show. 
It was an absolute credit to David Wright and his team, they worked hard all day to make sure the show ran smoothly with a great atmosphere. 
All the days proceeds went to The Macmillan Cancer support, pleased to be a part of it. JP
Junior Champion and Miniature Champion, Snelsmore Sienna.
Reserve Miniature Champion, Snelsmore Pavarotti.
Reserve Coloured Champion and Reserve Junior Champion, Barns Ruby & Laura O’Nions

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Royal Windsor Horse Show 2018
Blackertor Red Berry
3 year old filly enjoying her first showing season took the Youngstock Class followed by the Championship and then to seal the day, she raised a royal smile from HM The Queen in the Horse and Hound M&M Supreme In Hand Championship. E.R.

Caspian charity show Judges Sue Pye and Ian Spence 

Champlers Mimosa  1st Standard Mare, Standard Champion, Overall Shetland Champion and Supreme Of Show. J Smith.

Kuckron Clover, Reserve Standard Champion, Reserve Overall Champion


A total of 67 entries took part in glorious weather. Our Judge Mrs. Elaine Lewis was in supreme form and finished the day completely unscathed. In spite of our traditional 10 am. start competitors were arriving before we got there at 8.15 so keen were they. Once again our hard core supporters were there in force and as always seems to be the case a surprising and most welcome number of new faces.

Entry numbers were up from last year which hopefully is a good sign for other shows around the country during 2018.  All in all, a ‘feel good day’ enjoyed by every one. For once I’m not going to single any one out as the results speak for them selves.

 We hope to see you all again in July for our farewell show which is FREE and  PRE ENTRY ONLY as it will be our thank you to you all for your support over the years. Please note class numbers will be limited.

The Parklands Team

pic shows - Supreme show champion Ceann Charm. Owner~Belinda Jacques

Neilston show 5th May 
Abbeygreen Shetland's Foula Uno,  Junior Miniature Champion 
Ardanbeag Shetland's Meechlands Spangle Reserve Junior Miniature Reserve Champion

Other results were 
Jimmy Wilson's  Myreton Dougal, Adult Miniature Champion 
Lesley Prentice's Ardanbeag Jasmin,  Adult Miniature Reserve Champion

Royal Windsor Show and this year we managed to do it! What a beautiful show Threapwood Vela 2nd did us very proud in a mixed Shetland class not quite the judges cup of tea today but gained good placing in a large strong class.

Royal Windsor Show and the racing

 machine AKA Zorro

[Cr. Fantastic] wins his race at Friday's meeting. Daisy Harrap 'up'



Nefyn Show 7th May 2018  Judge Mr T Jones. 
Champion Robins Brae Ronaldo – Emma Faye Elliott    ( above left ) Reserve Champion Lathom Jocelyn – Miss F Morkill. Junior Champion Ladbury Pretender – Miss F Morkill   ( above right) Junior Reserve Champion Camlan Pip – Arthur Jones


Carrie Cozens news
As some are aware I broke my ankle in a freak accident in November but yesterday at the South West shetland pony group show just short of 6 months post fracture I took my niece in to her lead rein class, my aim was 2 weeks time but I managed it earlier and ready for our first county show in 2 weeks time. We were a right pair me with my ankle and Friday night she ended up in A&E with badly bruised Fingers, they are strapped together under modified gloves. 

I’m super proud of her as she did her young handlers class in the morning as well as her ridden in the afternoon


It has been one of the wettest winters on record, those conditions are no excuse for what amounts to neglect with ponies coming through the winter, wrecked. I’m not going to comment on individuals who send ponies to sales in March in poor condition, nor ponies that have been bought back by their breeders, I'll leave that to facebook, not just Shetland ponies. it’s probably the worse time of year for any animal wintering out with little or no keep. I know studs whose grazing has been under feet of water all winter, yet their ponies have been accommodated, one way or another at home where they could be fed and tended. Spring has come and a successful foaling season is underway for them, well deserved.
We have sheep that would ordinarily winter out, so wet has it been here, they definitely would not have survived, for welfare reasons, they have taken up the stabling the ponies and the cobs would have enjoyed. The ponies lived through a bleak winter with no shelter, but they were worm and lice free AND WE FED THEM. I am pleased these ponies at sales have found new homes, and though they would have been cheap, let’s hope the new owners will see they have bargains and with a bit of TLC AND Dr Grass, their new owners will be rewarded with healthy happy ponies which will be a credit to them.


East Anglian Shetland Pony Group Spring Show Sunday 29th April    Results

So we had our first East Anglian Shetland pony group show last weekend of 2018. Oh my it was cold! But our panel judge Mrs Diane Randell and all the exhibitors braved the weather. The classes were still well supported despite losing a few entries due to the weather on Saturday.

We had a good selection of ponies forward in the youngstock, which saw Sally Buckley’s Sharptor Bellevue taking Junior Champion with Nicki Richards and Abbotsbury Bramble Taking the reserve.

We then moved on through the colour classes and senior classes which moved nicely on to the new studbook senior champion which was won by new member Susannah Muir, with Moonpenny Macavity owned and bred by Mrs M Bryant, Macavity also had gained overall best Gelding earlier in the day. The reserve senior champion was snapped up by Sally Buckley with Giersberg Justify.

We then moved straight on to the standard championship before we all turned in to ice lolly’s. After much deliberation we saw the junior champion Sharptor Bellevue pulled forward to take the top spot in the standards with the lovely big black gelding Moonpenny Macavity in as reserve standard champion.

It was now over to the miniatures which there was a lovely strong line up to choose from and it was Jason Burtons lovely Stallion Edern Dyfri crowned miniature champion with the equally lovely stallion Benston Harley with Angela Fox taking the reserve.

It was finally time for the main event the best in show. It was a lovely class to look at with all the champions displaying their sashes which made colourful end to the day. This saw Diane Randell pull forward the beautiful young filly Sharptor Bellevue to be crowned best in show and awarded the Roberta Brighton perpetual cup. Moonpenny Macavity was pulled forward as reserve best in show to add another huge rosette to his already large collection.

It was also the first show of the east Anglian GEMS championship which saw Jill Needham taking an early lead with two rosettes to her name, with Lorraine Norris and Jason Burton hot on her heels with one a piece.

Myself and Alan would like to thank everyone who came and supported our first show of 2018 we may run the shows but it is you guys the exhibitors that makes the show brilliant.

Sharptor Bellevue, junior champion, standard
champion and best in show











Moonpenny Macavity senior champion, reserve standard champion,
reserve best in show and overall best gelding

Benston Harley reserve mini champion

Giersberg justify, reserve senior champion

Edern Dyfri, mini champion










Abbottsbury Bramble, reserve junior champion


Brilliant day at NPA Cornwall, taking overall res supreme champion with Zennor Silver Shadow after going overall shetland champion after winning the 4 year old or over standard shetland. Zennor pilgrim 2nd in in the standard yearling and Zennor Roxanne, pic left, 2nd in the standard 2/3 year olds.


David and Julian hit the road running.....
A very enjoyable day and our first outing of the season at the Native Pony Magazine Native Pony Show in Wiltshire. The novice boys out today, Blackertor Magneto taking Shetland champion and then overall supreme in hand. Sharptor Kinsman winning the young stock class and taking reserve breed champion. Blackertor Mayfair went Dartmoor champion.

Tony Bell with BELTOY STUD'S Wikners Gryffindor, took Shetland Champion at the Northern Ireland Festival he then went  on to be Reserve Reserve Champion in the Cuddy Qualifier. Two pictures, one in his class running out & the other in the evening performance.

The enthusiastic breeders and members of the Northern Ireland  Group REALLY have some superb ponies. Well worth a look. GH

Samantha Davies, with her daughter Imogen at her area side saddle
 show. Imogen took Cr Air Frost and had a go off lead rein. She was the
 only junior, so won that and then came 2nd in best horse pony ridden
 side saddle. In with the ladies, huge smile trying on her own x