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.
A hat trick for Horninglow Penruddock & Leah Donald this weekend against some big ponies, all in Dock's first season too. 3 WHP classes & 3 wins at Greenlands Equestrian Winter WHP series. What a great combination this pair are.
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
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