CorleyOak Stud

CorleyOak Gold Mine (Sparkle)

Palomino filly - d.o.b. 08.06.18
Sire: CorleyOak Easter Bobby Dazzler
Dam: Kelsey of Brindister


Above is Sparkle in action at the National Foal of the Year Show.  She is absolutely tiny (26"), perhaps due to her difficult start in life (see Foals page) but she makes up for that by being feisty and extremely strong, but very, very friendly from all the handling she has had.

Talog Honey Bee (Bee)

Black tobiano filly - d.o.b. 29.05.18
Sire: Merrylees Paddywack
Dam: Eifama Honey Mous

We thought Bee was small, but she is taller than Sparkle at least!

Bee hadn't been handled much and was very fearful when we first got her home from Reading Sales, but she is naturally curious (nosey in fact!) and is gaining in confidence.  Her day at the National Foal of the Year Show has helped a lot.

She was 2nd in a very competitive miniature shetland filly class and behaved impeccably in spite of everything being new to her, so we were very proud....

Halstock Nightfall (Nipper)

Black filly - d.o.b. 04.06.13
Sire : Kerswell Socks

Dam: Halstock Warrior's Nightingale

Nipper got her nickname for three reasons :-

  1. She is very small (little nipper)
  2. She is very quick (nippy)
  3. She bites (nips) - well she did at first, be we have since taught her some manners and she is a good girl now!

The picture of her is on arrival so not the best.  At the moment she is far too muddy, woolly and scruffy to take a good picture but a better one will be posted in due course!

Shallowater Dido (Dido)

Black (minimal tobiano) filly - d.o.b. 14.05.13
Sire: Helza Bilbo
Dam: Westleah Truffle

Not the most flattering picture of Dido who is the chunky, leg in each corner type of shetland we like. She is much prettier than this picture suggests!   She is a future "wife" for Bob, our home-bred stallion.  She has a lovely, friendly temperament, moves really well and is all we would want in a brood mare.  In time, she would also make a lovely riding pony for a small child as her temperament is first class.  

Better picture to follow hopefully!

CorleyOak Dark Secret (Cocoa)

Buckskin filly - d.o.b. 08.05.16

Sire: CorleyOak Easter Bobby Dazzler
Dam: Fairy Calypso

Cocoa is a stunning filly who moves like a dream.  She has a pretty, dished face and a lovely, friendly temperament.  She has been handled since birth and is a confident young lady.  Definitely show quality!

CorleyOak Spotlight (Topsy)

Black tobiano filly - d.o.b. 30.05.16

Sire: Edern Pennant
Dam: Edern Misty Morn

Topsy is a character - one of the most loving foals (now yearling) we've ever known.  She is super-confident and very obliging.  As a foal she went in two classes in the National Foal of the Year Show and took everything in her stride.  We intend to keep her as she will probably make a fantastic riding pony for one of the grandchildren.

(Picture to follow - either Topsy is either too dirty, being mostly white, or her face is in the camera, but eventually we'll get a good picture of her!)

CorleyOak Amba Sunrise (Amba) 
Recently sold to a great family home....

Chestnut filly

D.o.b. 11.05.15

Sire: Edern Wil Sam
Dam: Kelsey of Brindister

Amba is a home-bred filly.  She is super-friendly, very inquisitive and gorgeous!  She has a lot of bone and fantastic straight movement but the best thing about her is her lovely personality.  Above left is as a foal at the National Foal of the Year Show.  Above right is out on summer grazing, June 2018

tock Octavia (Ava) - SEE FOR SALE PAGE !  NOW SOLD !

d.o.b. 23.05.15

Black tobiano filly

Sire: Halstock X-Factor
Dam: Halstock Cognac's Orcadia

Octavia (now known as "Ava") was purchased on a complete whim at the 2015 Reading Autumn sale.  We went there for an entirely different pony!   She was, quite frankly, a "little madam" - very feisty and with a lot of "attitude".  Hopefully this will assist her in the show ring as she has a lot of presence.  According to her breeder, she gets this attitude from her grandmother!  We have worked with her to make her a little more amenable and she has certainly improved!!  She is very friendly now, thank goodness.  She is a stunning filly and we have high hopes for her.......  

CorleyOak Silver Moonstone (Jewel)

Sire: Kerswell Legacy
Dam: Collytown Charisma

d.o.b. 24.05.14

Above is our Jewel at her first ever outing at County level where she was 4th in a class of 11.  She is maturing into a super, stocky pony.  She has the best temperament ever and loves being with people.  In the above picture she has lost almost all of her winter coat so her buckskin colouring and roan shows up.  The one below is her winter colour which is basically mucky brown and mud!  

Pinglewood Pandora (Socks)

Buckskin minimal tobiano (one small white patch on off side)

Sire: Pinglewood Puzzle (Bay tobiano)

Dam: Pantir Champagne (Palomino)

Poor Socks endured a terrible foaling in 2017 so will never be put in foal again.  She will be our new granddaughter's riding pony as she is absolutely fantastic with children.


 Kelsey of Brindister (Kelsey)

  Liver chestnut

  Sire: Swarthoull Virna
  Dam: Ramnaberg Blossom

Above is the beautiful Kelsey.  We purchased her in foal at Reading Sales in 2014.  She produced a super filly, Amba, is retained and was expecting a foal by our stallion, Bob in 2017.  Sadly, the palomino filly foal was stillborn and premature which was a huge disappointment.   She ran with Bob again and produced a lovely palomino filly on Friday 8th June at 4.30 a.m. Kelsey was semi-feral when we first got her, but has grown in confidence now and trusts us.  She has become a favourite.

Updated 26.11.18