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North of Scotland WCPA - 30 June 2024
photo credit - Sian Lyon

We ventured to our first show of the season yesterday to have some fun and gain some experience for our newly broken lead rein pony and rider, Isla Maclachlan.

Isla and Tullich Mandy took 2nd in the veteran class - definitely the smallest and with Mandy at 26 years old it was lovely that so many thought she looked much younger in age. It was the combination of Isla, 7, and Mandy that were the highlight of the day for us.

Fleurop vd Breedehof was Small M&M Breeds Senior reserve champ and winner of the mares class.

Fleurop and Isla took a gamble and went into the M&M  lead rein class and Fleurop proved she has a great future in this field given she has only been backed a couple of weeks. Isla rode her little socks off and was very much the expert in our new combination. Plenty of work to do but promising.

A great day out and very enjoyable - our thanks to the show organisers and judges and congratulations to all competitors. 


We are sad to have to disperse/reduce our stud due to offshore cable works going through our land and taking a third of our grazing for the remainder of our twighlight years for this stud.

Recently, we found out that there is a proposed offshore cable route coming through our field in the next year/eighteen months, and we are devastated that this will affect us not once, but twice with a return project planned for additional work.

We are unable to plan ahead for the stud, and with a third of our grazing taken up with this project we needed to put in place some contingencies that would ensure the long term future for our ponies and ensure we are able to continue to care for those remaining in the manner we wish to do so.

The decision was taken to reduce numbers - much against any wishes or plans we had for building on our recent successes. I would have loved to have kept a filly this time. It gives us great comfort, however, that our friends have our ponies, and they will be cared for and loved.

We are reducing to a couple of mares, our oldies who will live out their days - as is our commitment to them - and of course Teddy who will never leave me. Teddy still needs company and will have one mare a year live with him. Subsequently there will be one foal a year available. The 2025 foal has a name against that already.

I have been involved with and breeding Shetland ponies for 45 years and during that time have worked hard to produce ponies I am proud of and to make Gay proud as well, in continuing her work. Not the ending I had hoped for but we will make what we have left count.

2024 FOALS

We have now completed foaling and lucky enough to have delivered three fillies - see foal page for details.

We were blessed by the filly fairy this year and feeling delighted with our beautiful foals, who are full of vigour and strong Shetland characteristics. As with all foals they are very different personalities but as a stud we are proud to have produced such strong progeny. We wish all new owners every success and cannot wait to hear all about your adventures. 


May - We have had a stud place come available for a standard mare. photo credit - Wandering Dog Photography

We have a spare space available for a standard experienced brood mare to visit Teddy due to a cancellation. No maiden mares please and 38"+.

Ideally later in the season but we are open to discussion if anyone is interested in sending their mare to this fantastic stamp of a stallion. He has impeccable manners and nature, a proven sire of champion stock, plus you will know you are getting a quality bay foal - although not perhaps the shade!

Please use the contact form for any enquiries or you can find me on Messenger if you know me.


May brings the first of the foals due.

Not long now until we start our foaling season. Feels funny to see folk have finished theirs already, but if I am honest, with the awful weather still set on winter, I am glad I have left it later this year.

Kinkell Glamorous kicks us off in a couple of weeks with a foal by Acresdale Major Laser.

Then a race between Oldeworlde Harvest Peach and Lonneke vd Pony Hoeve to see who has their foal first towards the end of May/early June. Excited to see these Teddy foals.


Late March & early April saw our 2023 colts off to new homes.

Abbotsbury Hurricane went first to a local stud as a potential stallion. He is a lovely person and very aware of the ladies, so he will not need much of a push in that direction! The best bit is I will get to see him at shows.

Abbotsbury Hawk went early April to a friend who made the long drive up from down south to collect him. He is their second Abbotsbury pony and Hawk is destined for the show ring which is going to be fabulous as he is a very eye-catching pony.

We wish both sets of new owners the very best of luck with the Abbotsbury boys. 

2024 PLANS

January 2024

Launch the stud website.

Welcome to our website.

We will regularly update this page as the year progresses with any news from shows or new foals, so do check in.

Any expressions of interest or queries are welcome via email. Please be polite and kind. We will do our best to assist you.


Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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