A fun training day for anyone to come along to with their Shetland pony and take part in various different activities including; showing demonstration, jumping and Shetland Pony Racing. For more information or an entry form please don’t hesitate to be in touch with Shetland Performance Display Team,
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Something for everyone and a chance to meet up with friends new and old! All welcome.
Eloise Webber with Oldvicarage Glamageddon trying something new for this season. Mum Claire has this to say...
“Well these 2 had a fab start to their 2019 season. 3rd in the mini cross poles class. This pony is a superstar, he had 3 month off and only been back in work at the beginning of the school holidays. He took it all in his stride, someone now wants to do more jumping so that’s what we will be concentrating on this year with a few other things thrown in”.
Leah Donald & Horninglow Penruddock start 2019 in style, Leah sporting her new Shetland Performance jacket too.
"Leah and Dock off to a flying start for 2019 winning their arena eventing Class today - the new Shetland Performance Jacket looked fab as they flew round".
Flying so fast mum Claire had trouble getting photos... well done Leah.
A lovely photo and result to start the day. Seeing the breed being promoted and having such fun in all areas is what Shetland Performance is all about, well done Scarlett you look super smart and we hear you enjoyed the dressage more than showing so we look forward to more of your future dressage photos.
"5yr old Scarlett and Red's (Broadspring Tango) first dressage test. 4th and highest placed junior." Megan Halsall
It was with much sadness that we recently learnt of the passing of Mr Ian Bailey who will be hugely missed by many. For private personal reasons the family held a quiet funeral and we send our warmest, most heartfelt wishes to Jenny and Ian's family and friends at this must difficult time.....
"It is with much sadness that the Southern Shetland Pony Group must announce the death of Mr Ian Bailey. (Touchwood Stud) We send our thoughts and very best wishes to his wife Jenny, who has not been in the best of health herself recently. Ian’s funeral took place yesterday at Thatcham near Newbury with close friends and family.
R.I.P Ian Bailey 1940- 2018"
Southern Shetland group
We have another cracking photograph of one of our personalised Christmas present Saddle Cloths being shown off over the holidays....
"Christie loves her new saddle pad. I'm delighted with it it sits really well and looks so comfy. Here is Christie and Oakley of Auckhorn at the New Year's Day local hunt meet." Louise Wilson
Thank you Louise for the photo and such lovely feedback, Christie and Oakley look very smart and we are delighted they were out with our logo there as well
Loving seeing these super photos of our Christmas stocking Saddle Cloths coming in today....here we have Lily Walker and her boy, Firle Jackson proudly modelling their personalised purple cloth.
Fab matchy, matchy going on there Lily.
Fabulous photos of Harviestoun Rhuri and Anna Marshall sporting their very smart new Christmas present, personalised Shetland Performance Saddle Cloth. Thank you Nicky.
*INHAND AWARD SCHEME MEMBERS*
Please don't forget that your results need to be submitted by the 5th January at the latest.
You can submit them by email or message on our fb simply by taking a clear photo or scan of your completed form or if you prefer by post to the address on your card.
We also require a clear photograph of each pony if you wish for one to be displayed in the results section on our website. Here are just a very small selection of some of the photographs received so far.
The awards scheme is kindly sponsored by Native Pony Bridles
"OK - its taken me a few days to get this far - and to be honest I’m still not sure I’m ready - but on Friday the 21st of December we lost our very precious Waulkmill Redstart along with Anna Chaplin and Ross Key’s Star in a very tragic accident.
Bought from a photo on Gerry Hart’s shetland-pony.com website at 3 weeks old from Roweena Provan (Earnbrig Reynard x Waulkmill Swallow), he arrived with us at 4am on a very foggy morning at 6 months old and turned our lives upside down........
They were also the National champion for Scotland along with many other prizes. Now Dock as he’s known at home was a novice pony this season & under Leah’s care & hard work has become a real star.
Claire Donald (Leah’s mum)sent us this lovely messsge
Thank you so much for all the beautiful rosettes - never seen Leah so excited 😁 her little pony means the world to her and your organisation does so much for the breed and those that love the breed - I know what goes into organising shows so thank you so much for all your hard work and hope you have a great Christmas and a happy, healthy, successful 2019.
We are so pleased Leah could open an early present,we thank each & every member for joining in the fun.
A huge well done to Katrina Byrne and Cumliebank Justory whose 1200 mile round trip to Olympia from Scotland paid of with a very credible 7th and some great breed flag flying.
Katrina said "He struggled with the heat a little in the warm up and showed a little bit more of his character than we really needed while waiting in the line up, but that’s why we love him. His 2 individual performances were really super and it was great to be in the big ring. "
Well done to Inhand Awards Scheme member Lucy Pope today with Lornarth Jigsaw winning the Shetland Class, the Stallion class and standing Reserve Coloured Champion at the High Horse Rescue show which raised a whopping £1001.00!
A big hand all round.
SPS-BS Breed Show in 1999 so decided it was time to try it again.This was their first attempt - Clothie Night Idiot leader, Clothie Black Label swing and Clothie Flyn wheeler. They were perfectly behaved boys six reins in one hand is a little tricky though!
Winter maybe upon us but that doesn’t mean we are not busy...... This is Horninglow Whinlatter and Fay Emms having their first go at agility. It’s a really good way to bond with your pony. It is suitable for all ages of ponies and people (even grandma couldn’t resist having a play) and if you fancy having a go we have Agility at the Shetland Performance Show - 13th & 14th July 2019.
News from the Pony Breeders of Shetland Association re the 2019 Breed Show:
"With planning for the Breed Show well under way & following on from all our correspondence over the past months, we had a meeting recently with Northlink Ferries management. It was a very positive meeting & all the options were put forward.
Anyone wishing to travel to/from Shetland on Northlink Ferries, we would urge you to make your booking now to avoid disappointment during the busy holiday period. As negotiations are still in progress, we do not have discount codes available at this time, but, Northlink have confirmed that if you have a booking, the codes can be redeemed at a later date.
A contact will be allocated nearer the time to supply you with all the relevant details & help you with your travel enquiries. We'll keep you posted!"
The fabulous Briar Snowman taking Lily Richardson safely round her first workers & a great 2nd place result too while Finetime Florence won the Fancydress.
British National Foal Show at Solihull.
Overall Champion - Vindon Utah - Owned by Danielle Ellis
Reserve Overall Champion - Castlethorpe Jack Junior - Bred/owned by Sarah Belton
Mini Filly - 1st Pinglewood Meghan - Bred/Owned by Brenda Twining
Mini Colt/Gelding - 1st - Castlethorpe Jack Junior
Standard Filly - Courellis Dorothea - Bred/Owned by Danielle Ellis
Standard Colt/Gelding - Vindon Utah
Drum roll please....results time!!! But first we must thank Gillian Marston, Jackie Rawlings & team for looking after us so well. A huge thank you also goes to Jennie Gregory for presenting the rosettes. It was lovely to see so many of our ridden member today & for those who couldn’t make it many congratulations on your results. We have enjoyed seeing many novice ponies at the start of the season feature so highly within the results. The future of ridden shetlands is very bright.
The long nights might be here but it's great to see your ponies out and still enjoying themselves. Here we have Bramins First Edition sent in by Tasha Sutherland:
"Had a fantastic day at the NSWPCA show at Fountains Equestrian, Scotland, " so chuft with Tiny and Soso.Soso and Tiny were 4th in young handlers I took Tiny into the 4yo and over class and she got 2nd we went into the lead rein class and won it Then they went on to take reserve champion ridden this is only the 3rd time Soso has ridden Tiny and first time at a show."What a first show Soso, well done. The first of many more we hope.
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