2013 - July to December

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all at Balleroy Stud

Merry Christmas from Balleroy Stud
Rainbows photo courtesy Louise Jacobs
Rainbows at Ashdown - courtesy Louise Jacobs

All very grown up now

Dessie & Lanark from the Balleroy Highland Pony Stud
Dessie & Lanark
Balleroy Ilona
2013 foals from Balleroy Stud, Berkshire
Balleroy Foals 2013
Delilah and pat
Delilah & Pat
Magnum being ridden
It's more than a rumour - Magnum is being ridden
Iona & Buster
Iona & Buster

The Jennie Seymour Memorial Show

The Jennie Seymour Memorial Show, held at East Soley this weekend (26/27 October) was a great success, the saturday classes in particular being well filled. Emma Dove was amazing, as usual, everything being well organised and running on time. Also lovely prizes and special rosettes in honour of the day. Jennie would have been most impressed. Even the weather was kind.

Our day was made by Rupert redeeming himself and standing Reserve Champion under saddle - Mother riding.  Most enjoyable. Should do it more often!

Balleroy Rupert at East Soley
Rupert & Mum - photo courtesy Laurine Lesmesie
Balleroy Rupert & Ricky at East Soley
Rupert & Ricky - photo courtesy Laurine Lesmesie

Visitor to the Stud

Balleroy Maverick
Ricky & Laurine

Show News

Balleroy Iliana, from the Balleroy Stud, at the Rare Breeds Show
Debbie & Iliana in step at the Rare Breeds Show
Balleroy Iliana & Debbie
Iliana & Debbie at the Rare Breeds Show

Debbie has been pulled out of retirement and did amazingly well at the Rare Breeds Show with Iliana, winning the Youngstock In Hand, going Champion In Hand then, Supreme Champion against the ridden ponies. Rupert also went well, coming second In Hand and 3rd. in the Open Ridden. Something to do with a buck I suspect!

Keeping up the family tradition

Balleroy Magnum
Magnum at his first show ...
Balleroy Magnum winnings
... with his haul

The Foals

Balleroy Lanark & Balleroy Ilona
Lanark & Ilona
Balleroy Spey

Other News

Balleroy Rigoletto in his new home
Rigoletto nicely settled in his new home
Abandoned Puss
Magnum - long reining started
Monty slowly coming back into work
Monty slowly coming back into work
Iona's first visit to the seaside
Iona's first visit to the seaside
Rupert - September
Rupert - September

New boy on the Block

Nashend Lord Spey with Lady Mac Rash of Warren
Nashend Lord Spey with his dam, Lady Mac Rash of Warren.
Iliana at Equifest 2013

Good week at Equifest

Both Iliana and Indiana had a cracking good week at Equifest, both winning classes and generally keeping up appearances. Thanks totally to Kate, who had a very busy week indeed and produced them both superbly.

Auntie Izzy

Izzy with Dessie and Lanark
Izzy doing Auntie duties with Dessie and Lanark

Indiana & Kate

Kate has been at it again, this time with Indiana, winning the Glyn Greenwood qualifier at Ponies UK Summer Championships and then standing 2nd. in the final.

Balleroy Indiana wins Glyn Greenwood qualifier

Magnum left here today to be with his new owner Ellie and we wish them a happy future together.

Balleroy Magnum


how not to
How not to ....
India riding Robbie
India has taken to riding Robbie, seen here in casual mode!


Iliana's first show with Kate, NCPA Newark/Notts, was hugely successful, their winning the Large Breeds Youngstock and going Res. Champion overall. Very well done to the two of them.

Iliana at Newark Show


In the past week there has been a mass exodus of ponies from Ashdown, starting with Yashmina who has joined an RDA Group in Surrey. Then Delilah, who returned here earlier in the year went to join her new owner, Pat, in Hertfordshire where I hope they will both be very happy. Finally, on Thursday, Iliana, Indiana and Regent left to join Kate Carnegie's Talisker ponies in Cambridgeshire. Iliana will be shown in hand by Kate this year, Regent now belongs to Dani and Indiana will be Kate's project for the future. 

Balleroy Yashmina
Balleroy Delilah
Balleroy Iliana
Balleroy Indiana & Regent
Indiana & Regent

In the meantime our three foals are growing like weeds and .....

Highland Pony foals Ilona & Lanark
Ilona & Lanark
Highland Pony foals Dessie & Ilona
Dessie & Ilona
Highland pony foals
All 3 together

.... Roscoe continues to be my shadow!

Balleroy Roscoe
Roscoe my Shadow
Balleroy Ruaridh in Germany
Ruaridh MD Rag-Fork Distribution - Germany
Balleroy Iona
Iona looking magical