A site dedicated to the beautiful
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Emmarr de Medici 2016-2018
Emmarr Ti Amo 2016-2018
YOU WILL REMAIN IN MY HEART FOREVER
Remembering my babies today 26/2/19
Is a small stud aiming to breed true type Welsh Mountain Ponies.
WELSH MOUNTAIN PONIES SECTION A
We are a small stud situated in the beautiful Talley Valley being just 50 mins drive from the famous RWAS show ground. I have had a passion for horses all my life and started life in a riding school where l learnt the basics of riding. I used to have hourly free horse rides in return for cleaning tack and mucking out stables. I went on to be a head lad in a local riding school and then later went into racing working for Major Peter Cazalet who was the Queen Mother’s horse trainer.. It was during my time here that l learnt how to do things properly from having clean stables and tidy yard to general management of the horse. However we are always open to learning more and l have to say l have never stopped learning, the knowledge some long term Welsh breeders share is incredible, and l am grateful for all the help everyone has given us. Special thanks also go to all concerned with the High Horse Showing Society who have been great educators, friendly and most of all will always share their knowledge.
At the age of 16yrs l bought my first Point -To- Pointer after saving my wages for a whole year..! . Point to Pointing was my life throughout my teenage ,20’s 30’s years. It wasn’t until year 2000 l decided to call it a day after 30+ glorious years. It was at this time in 2000 we moved to beautiful Wales from the South Coast of England. We bought our first Welsh Mountain Pony from Llanybydder sales as a companion pony. It was from this point that both Michael and l recognised and fell in love with these beautiful mischievious, hardy breed. On buying our first few Welshies we also bought a coloured cob type called Brenyn -Yr-Maes however it was certainly trial and error, having bought a Doylan, Togram, Penboeth and a Friars but we soon acknowledged that we were drawn more to the hill pony type . A five year period elapsed, we learnt as much as we could, we went and watched at several shows, watching out for stock we liked for future reference. We also needed to have some idea of what we were meant to be doing before we decided to start a Welsh Pony Stud. We wanted to invest in what we considered to be good , well bred quality stock. It was so noticable the stock we liked and the stud progressed from there. Since then it has always been our aim to breed ponies of true Welsh Mountain type, with good conformation, temperament, movement and with that certain Welsh attitude. I think now we are totally addicted to this wonderful breed and can never see life without a Welsh Mountain Pony.
MINIATURE SHETLAND PONIES
There were many reasons both Michael and l decided to get into miniature shetlands but l guess if we are being honest with ourselves, age has a lot to do with the reasons. Michael has been around horses and ponies since we met up and l personally have been around horses all my life, (see above for more detail of experiences in the Welsh pony section). Our love for the equine is unique and unrivalled, and we would welcome anyone to come at any time to check the health of the ponies and environment. We try our very best to give them everything whilst encouraging a natural way of living.. Our ponies will be out everyday making use of our 50 acre property with 10 acres of woodland ..how fun that is going to be… However, in very severe weather they will be in at night and the ocassional day. Being new to the Shetland pony world we look forward to a new learning experience and are willing to accept guidance and help from anyone willing to share. l guess it is easy to note the resemblance and the similarities we would look for, which are not too different from to our own Welsh ponies.
We hope to develop some good friendship and learn from the people who are more knowledgable then ourselves. We look forward to our venture into Miniatures and hope to see many people around in the 2023 show season, but in the meantime l will come and watch and learn if my grey matter allows it !!!!!
SO YOU MIGHT ASK WHAT AM l LOOKING FOR IN A MINIATURE SHETLAND PONY
I like ponies that are small and would need to be under 34inches, colour is just that and does not tell me the quality of a pony so my focus will always be on quality over colour. The ponies must have a sensible alert head that is small but in proportion with the body, l prefer the smaller pretty headed type as opposed to the longer head. I like small ears that are well set on the head and the pony should look happy and alert.. the ponies should have a dark bold intellegent eye and looks interested with plenty width between the eyes for me a sign of intelligence. A good jaw line is also paramount. For me these little ponies should have a good broad front and strong chest, a nice sloping shoulder with a good wither. I like a pony with well sprung ribs allowing for plenty of heart room especially with thoughts of breeding in the future, they must have a good solid backend and a high tail set, good flat bone, short balanced cannon bones , and their back legs should have good shaped hocks. Nothing is more pleasing to see than a good straight free moving action almost cartwheel like , and they must track up well in all gaits.
- Resemble what breed it actually is
- Have the best of confirmation
- Movement that is appropriate….. not to lack lustre but not too exaggerated ….. must show vitality and a happy way of going.
- Everything else comes after
Our first purchase
CAIDNJAX TOUCH OF CLASS
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photograph courtesy of Nicola Hughes Memories photography
BALEDON MICHELANGELO AT RWAS 2016
PICTURES COURTESY OF EQUINEPIX
PICTURES OF DYFED CZAR RWAS 2016
Getting ready waiting for the farrier
A poem written by a visitor friend to the stud on 16/4/16
A Place of Dreams
By Teresa Gee who
(Sadly passed away 1/1/17)
Wading through a sea of gold, striding out onto green
One of the most wondrous sights, ever to be seen.
From barn to field come rain or shine, the little gems shine bright
Their massive personalities defy their modest height.
A tiny head will look your way a little ear is pricked
Big bright eyes watching, waiting and fingers will be licked.
A welcome from both man and beast don’t be misunderstood
You’ll not get better anywhere than the great Emmarr Stud.
The beautiful home of the
OLDHOPE SIAN 2017
PONTGAM SWEETHEART 2017
Mares and foals enjoying the late spring 2016 sun
The beautiful son of Blackhill Picalo (Togram Jaybird)
This gelding was shown for the first time in 10 yrs and was 2nd reserve supreme champion
EPPYNT VA VA VOOM
Sire:- Dyfed Playwrite
Dam:- Dyfed Cinderella
SIRE:- Baledon Sea Swallow
Dam:- Baledon Meganisa
Emmarr Fascination & Emmarr Ti Amo
Pictures taken from the Radnor and West Herefordshire Hunt show 2017
Photographs courtesy of Equinepix
JUDGING AT SOUTH STAFF SHOW 25TH JUNE 2017
(Photograph courtesy of Julie Smith)
Thank you !