A super page of Shetland news with some stories submitted being carried over to the next issue and a spotlight on Zennor Silver Shadow winning the small breeds Highbrook final at the NPS Summer Champs.
Not forgetting Frankie Currell and Sapphire Classic in the Heritage Champs report who are the sole Olympia bound representatives this Christmas. http://www.thenativepony.com
It’s is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Andy Keeley.
For many years he has worked quietly behind the scenes of the Driven awards scheme, marking the cards, keeping hold of the purse strings & supporting all those involved. Our thoughts are with Willowe, Fleur & families .
Andy’s funeral will be on Thursday 15th November 3.30pm at Telford crematorium then afterwards at Shifnal golf club.
Family flowers only but donations can be sent to RAF Benevolence Fund & Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Willowe asks if you can return all driven performance card as soon as possible for marking & she looks forward to seeing you all at The driven lunch which will be held on Sunday 13th January 2019 full detail to follow.
**UPDATE- WE CAN GET MORE BLUE & BLACK - Please place any orders through the website and when we have all orders we will do a special run to collect them from the wholesaler. Please allow a few weeks although we will ensure all orders are complete in time for Christmas.**
After the recent rush on our bespoke saddle cloths we have taken stock and have just ONE black one left in stock (all other colours are sold out). This can be embroidered in ANY colour for you with our logo on one side and your names on the other.
Could this be the Christmas present you are missing? Prices start at £22 including p&p.
FREE Stud advertising on our website....YES FREE until 1st Feb 2019 then just £10 per year (83p per month) if you decide to stay with us, (but you don't have to).
Our website receives over 1,500 unique hits a month so you will reach the widest audience possible with a direct link to either your website or your fb page.
Simply email us :
1. Your stud name / 2. County location / 3. Whether you breed standard or miniature / 4. Stud link
to be added to our pages.
PS. as we are totally non profit all monies raised go towards the running of The National Shetland Performance show
Firle Riverdance & Katie Donnelly back home after an amazing weekend at supreme showdown.
River was reserve M&M champion in the evening performance on Saturday! Katie said “ I have only had this girl two months and is turning into a superstar! It’s was our first ever evening performance (no pictures as completely in shock!) River throughly enjoyed the moment and moved essentially carrying me at full speed! with excellent comments from the judges, I couldn’t ask for anymore “
Massive congratulations to you both from us all at Shetland Performance, a combination to watch for the future.
An amazing result for one of Inhand Awards Scheme members Lucy Pope at the South Staffs Annual Presentation Evening for her accumulted points throughout the season.
Lucy was awarded 3 x Champions, 2 Reserve Champions, In Hand Show Champion and then the Creme de la creme, Overall Show Champion for her season very her own little pocket rocket, stallion Lornarth Jigsaw.
Returning cards & Awards party - Ridden awards scheme members by now you should have received an email regarding returning you cards for marking. Thank you to everyone who has already done so. Please get those cards in ASAP. Don’t leave it to your pony, they’re good but struggle with the stamps so don’t let their hard work this season go to waste & get those cards in! If you are planning on coming to the awards party on 25th November please let us know so we can make sure we have enough food.
The fb event page for the 2019 National Shetland Performance Show has been launched.
You can find and follow for regular updates and information by clicking the image left.
Yesterday the Display Team was lucky enough to pay a visit to our friends at Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal. We took nine riders over to the Bristol Children's Hospital where we were able to present the Grand Appeal with the money we have raised this year. This year was a record breaking year as we managed to raise £1200 in just ten weeks. All the jockeys should be really proud of themselves, as should their parents. Most of all we owe a lot of the success this year to our wonderful ponies! Thank you to Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal for having us. By Isabella Bride
A super end to the season for our very own Shetland Performance Display team Manager Isabella Bride who did fantastically at the Wessex Shetland Pony Group show taking Supreme with Sedgehill Olivia whilst her other mare, Bluebell's Truffle and Molly won the Lead Rein and stood Ridden Champion.
Bella, along with the rest of the Display Team give so much of their time freely to raise money for charity at events and shows throughout the year and will soon be announcing how much the team has raised this year and presented to the Wallace & Gromit Appeal for Bristol Children's Hospital.
Well done Bella, we couldn't be more proud of you.
You can support and follow our Display Team's own fb page: Photo credits: Lynda Rowland & Jo Sartin
From Racing pony to show pony. .....Myla Coppins and Bellshill Bluebell competing at Tumpy Green Showing Show this weekend where they took 1st in the M & M, 1st in the First Ridden then taking Reserve champion and also qualifying for the trailblazers.
The other photo is of them “giving some air” to the racing fences at a display earlier in the year, just proving shetlands can do it all.
Just in case anyone has forgotten that Halloween is nearly upon us a quick look at this great outfit of Emily Dixon's will soon remind you!
Emily and Julmar Maybelle were at a dressage comp today winning best dressed & gaining 5th place. This was the first test for this combination so a huge success.
Well done Emily
Sharptor Defender, handled and ridden by 5yr old Freddie Shutler today who was
1st M and M
5th child handler
3rd best black pony
4th most handsome gelding
Then championship winner
The already multi talented Biggles & Freddie are soon to add driving to their talents. We wish them lucky & look forward to welcoming them all into our awards scheme in November.
Thank you Sally for sending in your great results.
Pinglewood Barbie Doll aka Barbie with jockey Lucinda Copnall John showing small is most definitely mighty.
at OBH North pony club Showjumping Show at Bury Farm. This is the 30cm, where Lu and Barbie came 2nd individual and were part of the Whaddon team who were placed 2nd team.
Mum Jenny Copnell said "We love taking her out to these shows. No other Shetlands at all! Nothing much below 12hh! ".
So lovely to see shetlands holding their own against bigger ponies.
More brilliant results from STARS this time from Caroline Bradley. Massive occasion & massive achievements from this little pair 🎉
Kinness Valrosa and my 4 year old daughter Amelia-Grace Bradley. We attended Stars champion of champions in 3 classes. We did the Lead rein M&M. We didnt make the final 8 line up but after looking at the marks were 12th out of 38 ponies.
Then we did the best turned out and again didn't make the final 8 but were 11th out of 32.
THE HIGHLIGHT of the weekend was the young handler class.
There were 34 in the class and Amelia-Grace was the youngest one in there and did her show all on her own. Our little Shetland took the whole atmosphere in her stride and looked after my daughter in the huge arena. Their number was called forward for the final placing and they won Rising Star Award. I am so proud of them both.
Clothie Night Hascosay took part in the young handlers and the veteran classes at STARS coming second in both of them beating around 40 ponies
Alison Hodgkinson has this to say about their amazing pony and speed running Hannah.
- We are over the moon!! he was possibly the highest placed Shetty of the show. We nearly lost him to colic three weeks ago. How blinking proud are we. For Hannah the best way to celebrate is.... having cheesy chips with your identical sister.
Amelia Allsop and Kiayaz Evita at STARS.
Sent to us by Joanna V Allsop
"My little stars at STARS, no placing for Evie but what a show to be part of, just amazing: the flowers, the drapes, the music, the finalist rosettes, it was just magical. Huge congratulations to the winners. And don't worry Evie..... we still love you."
It is every breeder's hope that when they part with their stock they will find good homes and go on to have happy healthy lives. For Julia Gibson of the Coppice Stud receiving updates on these two ponies is even more special as it comes all the way from Austria.
Owner Rachel Lechner said "..who would of thought 18 years ago when I purchased Chessman and Edmund that they would be Austrian National Champion Gold and Silver medal winners in Lead Rein Mounted Games".
22 yr old Coppice Chessman out of Glenfall Contessa and 22 yr old Coppice Edmund out of Lockinge Elspeth, both by Coppice Bandsman usually drive as a pair but have successfully added another string to their bow with mounted games.
What a lovely update Julia thank you and extra special to see this wonderful pair living life to the full and obviously much loved so many miles away.
Today we all took the day off and headed off to the New Forest with the girls (Gerratoun Cresta & Oakgorve Chantilly) with some friends. We had a really beautiful drive in some fantastic weather - if only every day in life was this good. Girls really enjoyed themselves playing in the ford and came back 6.5 miles later feeling ready to go again!
Its days like these I have to pinch myself that I am really doing this. Ginny Williams
Opening meet bathed in brilliant sunshine for Linacre Snowdrop (aka Twinkle)& Freddie age 6yrs although Freddie has to share this years meet with younger brother Walter (2yrs) who rode for 40 mins with Nana Sue Craven being taken along for the ride!! Photos - Tipple & Whip
What a great end to the season, well done Erin.
"My daughter Erin and her pony Strocherie Ennya had a lovely end to the season at Countryside Live, TSR finals. 2nd in the M&M Lead Rein." Stephanie Brown
We have a fabulous new page on our website, a diary for all your Shetland specific events....Affiliated Shows, Sales, Group events and other Shetland events. The one click calendar for all the dates you need so make sure you save the page to your favourites for easy reference throughout the year.
Send your event dates, location, contact details and website or fb address to us for free inclusion.
Want even more exposure, for just £5 you can have a colour block on this page with you event details and direct link to your website or fb page reaching our websites average 1500 unique visitors we receive each month.
A hugely successful Sale at 50th Annual sale at Reading today for Shetland Performance Show sponsors, Thimbleby & Shorland with 221 ponies entered many prices were over 1000 guineas and some reached well over 2000 guineas with buyers from all over Great Britain, Europe and Japan.
Top price of the day went to lot 123 - Mardlebrook Xanthe - Miniature Grey Roan, Filly Foal from Mr.C.L Pearse who made 2700 guineas.
Our very own Mrs. Vivien Hampton judged the pre show sale:
Overall Show Champion - Lakehead Meera - 640 guineas
Reserve Show Champion - Trelaske Jaunty - 1350 guineas
Champion Foal - Shallowater Iris - 600 guineas 1 Guinea = £1.05
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