CorleyOak Every Cloud (Bailey)
Black filly: d.o.b. 27.04.18
Sire: isle of Mona Sherlock
Dam: Isle of Mona Fflam
We are very proud of our filly, Bailey, pictured above as a yearling at the Shetland Performance Show at Three Counties Show Ground. This was Bailey's first experience of a big venue and staying overnight in a strange stable and she behaved impeccably. Sadly, she had no competition in her class but her red rosette was welcome nonetheless.
Cranford Juggernaut (Jugsy)
Chestnut tobiano gelding: d.o.b. 23.05.10
Sire: Gwyddelfynydd Elvis
Dam: Waulkmill Jubilea
"Jugsy" is our pride and joy. He has the most loving, laid-back temperament ever - sometimes just that bit too laid back in the show ring! He will turn his hoof to anything and so far has done well in the show ring, gaining a 2nd at the SPSBS Breed Show at Harrogate in 2014 (above) and standing Gelding Champion at the Shetland Performance Show in Malvern on 12th July 2015. He has taken part in a toddlers' nativity play INSIDE our local church on Christmas Eve, is a handy-pony expert (nothing fazes him) and has even taken part in a gymkhana with our toddler grandson. Lately he has taken to leid-rein show-jumping which he appears to relish. Bombproof doesn't even come close to describing him. We love him to bits. He's very special. Below is a picture of him at the Performance Show.
Cranford Frizzle (Frank)
Black gelding: d.o.b. 01.05.13
Sire: Cranford Hector
Dam: Isle of Mona Fringe
Above is Frank at the Shetland Pony Breed Show 2018 at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern........
Poor Frank had a tough start to the showing season of 2016. He was gelded in March but suffered complications and was quite poorly for a few weeks. This set him back quite a bit, but he blossomed slowly over the season and we were thrilled when he stood Youngstock Champion at Canwell Show on 6th August (see above). He's a handsome boy now! He has matured still further over this winter and is near to full up now.
Below is a pic of Frank and his gorgeous mane at Fillongley Show, 2017. Frank is maturing all the time......
Isle of Mona Heidi (Heidi)
Black filly: d.o.b. 24.05.14
Sire: Millhouse Director
Dam: Isle of Mona Fflur
Heidi is a lovely, stocky filly with a sweet, super-friendly personality. We had been hoping to get her out into the show ring later in the summer of 2017 but a new-born baby (of the human kind) slowed us down a bit. At the top is Heidi pictured at Fillongley Show on 13th August 2018, having just stood as Overall Supreme Shetland Champion on only her third outing with us. Immediately above is Heidi at her first show of the 2018 season (still with quite a bit of winter coat) where she won two classes and was showing champion. Only a local show, but a promising start to her showing career.
To the right is Heidi at her first outing at county level and second outing with us. Heidi was placed 3rd which was very pleasing to us as she had a bit of a "grass belly" on her at the time.
Sharptor Delphi (Psycho) *** Newsflash! *
Psycho may be losing her nickname soon. Progress is being made! On Sunday 20th January we were able to walk straight up to her in a stable and take hold of her by the headcollar. That's the first time we've been able to do that in the 15 months we've owned her. The first time we tried it took 45 minutes to catch her, even in the stable with the headcollar on. Gradually that reduced to 5 minutes and yesterday to seconds! YAY! Then we brushed her all over, de-knotted her mane and changed her headcollar so that it wouldn't rub. We brushed down her legs and picked her feet up - all with no drama! Farrier came to trim her feet on 2nd February (so far he has just picked her feet up). We were expecting that to be "challenging" but she is starting to trust us, so we were thrilled when she stood like a rock to have them trimmed. Psycho is a really classy filly - exceptionally pretty and definitely show quality. She will be for sale once we are confident that she can be handled properly, but only to a very knowledgeable home where she'll be treated with patience and kindness in order to continue her progress.
Bay filly: d.o.b. 11.05.16
Sire: Clivocast Napoleon
Dam: Danethorpe Delia
We always seem to do it. Off we go to Reading sales with a list of ponies we might like.... What do we do? We bid on a pony that's not on the list, on the spur of the moment, that's what! Here is our spur-of-the-moment purchase, the gorgeous Delphi. She was quite fearful and had to travel all the way home on her own, but was as good as gold in the trailer.
*** Unfortunately poor Delphi turned out to be absolutely terrified of being caught and was virtually impossible to handle - to the extent that our vet recommended euthanasia! We are not going to go down that road if we can possibly help it, so have started on a slow journey with her. In the wrong hands she would be positively dangerous, hence her current nickname (which will hopefully be changed in due course!). It's very sad to see a pony so scared and desperate to escape that she will actually injure herself and us in order to get away. We are trying to build trust, slowly but surely, but it is going to take a long time! She does now whicker a greeting when she sees us, so that's something. We live in hope! If you look at the pictures below, there is at least one thing that stands out. The look of absolute fear that is in Psycho's eyes in the photos above is missing from the ones below. Her ears are pricked too and she looks relatively relaxed (but don't be fooled!!). She is by no means manageable yet, but she does seem to have lost some of her fear of humans - progress of a sort, with a long road to follow we rather think!
Psycho's very pretty face - but don't be fooled by that innocent expression!!
Musselbrough Fiola (Lola)
Chestnut tobiano filly - d.o.b. 23.04.17
Sire: Musselbrough Keltic
Dam: Zara of Musselbrough
Not a very good picture of Lola, our spur-of-the-moment Reading sales purchase. She is a lovely, friendly, stockly yearling filly who has settled down very well with our herd.
Last updated 21.01.19