Welsh Mountain Ponies & Miniature Shetlands

News 2014

26th October 2014 It is with so much sadness that we had to say goodbye to our beloved Jack Russell Dinky today.  She gave us 19 happy years of love and devotion.  I will never forget how she loved having her tummy rubbed and with the excitement she use to wee herself. Dinky you have been ispirational to Barry your darling brother  who had been so ill for the last 6 months and you were always there to look after him although you did try and steal his food.  He is still with us.  We will so miss you around the Emmarr stud but you will forever be with us not only in thought but in spirit and mind as you are buried in your place in the garden.  We love d you so much.  RIP my best friend.

I am sure Dinky would be telling me this as my Guardian Angel, this poem is so apt…….


I know that you must miss me, by the tears rolling down your face, but believe me when l tell you that, I’m in a very good place

There are meadows here to run in, and plenty of rabbits to chase, there are other dogs to play with, to frolic with and race

So please don’t worry about me, my spirit feels light as can be, there’s no more pain to plague me, I’m young again and free

And I’ll be watching over you still, of that you can be sure, I’m your canine guardian angel, and my love for you remains pure

3rd October Today we enjoyed some lovely visitors to the stud from Sweden .  Sara Stomberg and friends came along and spent the day with us here at Emmarr.  We had so lovely conversation, and what a pleasure it was to meet this lady personally as l have always admired and respected the ponies in her stud.  We really hope that little Emily enjoyed her day as well she seemed very confident around our ponies who rarely see the little people.  Once again wwe would like to thank you for your visit and you are welcome back at anytime like all our visitors.

28th September Had some very important friends from the Netherlands visit our stud today the Hoeke family who we bought  Pontgam sweetheart from 9yrs ago.  We hoped they enjoyed their visit to our stud

7th September  Judged the in-hand classes at Hundred House  show today , yet another great day with the highest horse entries seen at the show, I was proud to feel that a couple of bigger studs came and showed under me  and respected my judging

30th August Went to our first and only show of the year at Knighton had a nice day having taken 2 ponies Bluehaven Dinah who won the broodmare class and was 2nd in the Veteran class, sadly she lost her unbeaten veteran show record today. We also took the beautiful Tillybo Moonflower who just didn;t fire but got placed 3rd and 4th in her classes we learnt however that she was in season when we got back home hence the reason for her unusual lack lustre performance.

10th August Had another fantastic day judging at a local show Anchor, and was very pleased with the turn out given the awful weather of Hurricane Bertha.. However it is great experience for future reference and l so so enjoyed my day , so thank you all the competitors and show organisers.  Again some fabulous comments received via Face book  ” Thank you for judging fairly and the helpfull comments xxx

July 25th  Today saw the return of the troublesome crew from Scotland Moira, Jennette  and Sophie , also Tara from Taraco stud made a visit for the first time.  It is a sure certainty that this evening is always going to be filled with fun and laughter and it never fails .. You know you are always welcome here just like al our visitors and we just know that we have sealed a friendship that will last forever.  Once again thank you for al the goodies  and yes the Haggis has gone ..In Michaels tummy !

24th July.. Today saw the arrival on the lovely Ann Bale Williams of Baledon Stud who it is always a pleasure to accommodate over the RWAS period, such wealth of knowledge and a real scream once we get going.. Thank you again once again for all the lovely cakes and veggies you bring you are a superstar and manage so very very well.  Today also saw some new visitors to Emmarr Stud in the form of some very lovely Finnish friends.  What a pleasure it was to entertain these lovely people who had a great command of the English language , well much better than my Finnish !!  Again thank you for your thoughtful gifts

23rd July Today saw more returning visitors with a few new visitors Davina and gang along with Anita, once agai great conversation and a great evening was had by all.  Thank you for you lovely gifts also.

19th July Well what a fabulous RWAS week we had again with visitors to the stud from all over the world.  Saturday we had one returning visitor from Australia in Denise Tate, how lovely it was to see her again.  She brought a right character friend with her  and again so lovely to meet Daryl King “I think l could learn a lot from you” Hopefully we have made a friend for life.. Once again thank you for you wonderful gifts

26th May  Was asked and given the honour to judge at one of our local shows called LLanbister show, there were huge entries and we had a very enjoyable successful day albeit a long day which concluded in the supreme Championship being judged at 20.15hrs