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Beaulieu road Pre-sale foal show 20th October - Thursday, November 24 2011

Please Click Here for Results & Photos.

The NFPPG Pre-Sale Foal Show of Registered New Forest foals 20th October 2011 - Friday, September 16 2011

Wedding on pony back!! - Thursday, September 8 2011

There is no better way to express your love for New Forest ponies than to get married on them!
On the 22nd July Janet and Mike Dashley Payne tied the knot at New Park Manor Hotel in the heart of the New Forest, along with two ushers Mandy Pidgley and Hayley Tanner all riding New Forest ponies. Even the flower girl Freya kept with the native theme and rode her own shetland pony Gammy.
The bride wore a stunning jade coloured dress over the top of her showing jodphurs and riding boots and rode her own roan gelding 5yo Haywards Gandelph who wore matching ribbons and rosettes in his mane and tail. The groom rode the 18yo black gelding Black Baron and looked very handsome in his Mr Darcy style outfit! Both bride and groom led the way through the grounds of the hotel to excited waiting guests and all the ponies behaved impeccably whilst hundreds of photos were taken!
The couple did have to temporarily dismount to actually get married within the hotel but were soon back on the ponies to perform their first dance which just happened to be in keeping with the equestrian theme and be a dressage par de deux to music! Luckily the Hotel has a Riding stables within its grounds which included a sand school which acted as the dance floor
This part of the wedding had been kept secret from most guests and left the onlookers stunned as the bride and groom glided round to the Bruno Mars song "Marry me".
Guests were even more shocked than anything because the groom Mike Payne had only been riding for a few weeks yet pulled off a faultless display of horsemanship along side his new wife!
A great cheer went up from the crowd as they finished their "Dance" and the bride and groom shared a quick kiss to celebrate!
All the ponies were then loaded back into there respective trailers to be taken a couple of miles back home while all the gustes headed back to the hotel for a hog roast dinner!

Beaulieu road sale catalogue 11th August 2011 - Friday, August 5 2011

Please click on the link below to view the ponies featured in the Special sale.

Please contact Sally on 01590 676259
or email at for more details on the sale.

NEW FOREST PONY SALE - Saturday, June 25 2011

Special sale of selected New Forest ponies on Thursday 11th August 2011 at the Beaulieu road sale yard (SO42 7YQ)
The selected ponies will be displayed in the show ring between 10am & 11am prior to being auctioned.
This is a wonderful opportunity for buyers to buy a quality NF pony.

For details on the sale pleasecContact S.Marsh 01590 676259 or

For further information Contact A. Pidgley 01590 676476 or or visit

NFPPG Pre-sale foal show - Wednesday, October 27 2010

Young Commoners scoop top prizes

October the 21st saw the annual Pre-sale foal show at the Beaulieu road pony sales take place. Organised by the New Forest pony Publicity Group the show is a perfect opportunity for breeders to show off their stock and realise the best possible prices. Despite a very frosty autumn start the local commoners and breeders set about presenting the best of their New Forest foals for this years judge Olympic dressage trainer Claire Moir.
The sun kindly shone and warmed up both owners and the many spectators that had gathered to watch proceedings including buyers from France and Ireland.
Young commoners were again scooping the prizes and the best prices with Mr James Gerrelli of Pilley taking the championship with his home bred filly Blakeswater Serenade by Mudeford Sovereign who made a well deserved 400gns in the sale ring. Reserve champion went to Young commoner Amy Howells from Norley wood with her well grown colt Ramnor Harry Houdini by Applewitch Pure Magic who sold for 380gns to Normandy, France.
As an added extra Mr Gerrelli was also the first person to be awarded the Mopley cup a trophy kindly donated by Mrs Sheila Baker.
Joining judge Claire Moir in the presentation of the prizes was the new Chief Executive of the National Park Authority Alison Barnes.

Photos Courtesy of the New Forest Pony Publicity Group

NEW FOREST PONY EVENING - Tuesday, September 7 2010

Friday 24th September 2010 7.30pm
Lyndhurst Community centre

The evening will include talks from Head Agister Jonathon Gerrelli and NPS Judge David Sykes On the New Forest ponies.
Breeders will also be present with displays of their ponies.

Tickets £5 to include light refreshments.
cheques payable to NFPPG and send SAE to
Sue Niccolls,
2 Hatchett Cottage, Hatchettlane,
SO42 7WA.
Tel: 01590 612438

WITH a little help from my friends……..! - Friday, August 27 2010

Hi, I’m Jade Cannon, 25-years-old BHSAI and work full time as a healthcare assistant to fund my ‘hobby horse’.

My ticket to ride at the Horse Of the Year Show in the Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Pony Final (I still can’t say that without my heart leaping for joy!) is my New Forest, Deerleap Ollie bred by Mrs Ingram on the forest and sold for £89 guineas as a foal. I’ve always had a soft spot for the NF pony and with limited funds I bought Ollie as a cheap and cheerful project from Ryedale Stud as an unbroken 4yo in May 2009.

With no arena I backed Ollie in his field and began his life lessons such as cross country schooling, dressage test riding and indoor winter shows.
Money bags I am not! So in my tatty little horsebox, Ollie & I set off on the circuit, one woman & her horse in search of our fortune; well, a rosette & £5 prize money anyway!
We started jumping clear in the workers, Ollie proving keen & honest and at PUK summer got pulled in 1st in the prestigious Vivenne Pratt Open New Forest Ridden which made me think this young boy may have ‘something’!

Over the winter I almost gave up completely when I tragically lost my event mare, but Ollie’s spirit and his will to win kept me going when most couldn’t.

In 2010 I set my sights on those coveted tickets, as my family waved me off encouragingly before each qualifying show saying “good luck, just enjoy it”, oh they of little faith!
In our HOYS WHP qualifiers, it definitely was 3rd time lucky, we were clear but unplaced at NPS Area 5, 3rd at BSPS Area 3a then won at NCPA Derbyshire Festival (heart leaping again!)

The course was pretty tough on the day, we were 2nd last to go and already a few clears……there it was the last fence – an upright of thin twigs on flat cups!!!
I held my breath for fear of blowing it over!! It worked – we were clear!!!
Ollie did a lovely show and even pricked his ears for his conformation!

I couldn’t have done it without the kindness of friends & even strangers, going it alone isn’t always easy – working in, walking the course (can’t take your pony in with you!), stripping, grooming etc – so I would like to say a big thank you to all those who helped me this season; holding Ollie, lending me a brush, grabbing a saddle and putting up poles in the collecting ring when we got it wrong.
I have made some wonderful friends and the nicest thing about qualifying was everyone waiting to give me & Ollie a hug, I can’t wait to get to HOYS in October to catch up with all the people who have helped me, cheered me on and given me advice along the way – it has already been the experience of a lifetime and we’re not even there yet!

Hearing my number “117” was the best feeling in the world, I just burst into tears, that’s my boy, 89 guineas was a fair price to pay to get to HOYS don’t you think?!

by Kind permission from Real Time Imaging

NFPPG Presents an evening of Your Showing questions answered - Wednesday, June 2 2010

Saturday 12th June
Ford Farm,
SO42 7TB
7.30pm onwards
The evening will include:
A talk and demonstration from judge Malcolm Fry on how to show your pony and get the best out of them in the ring.
He will also be answering all those burning questions about what judges are really looking for etc and tips on how to improve your ring craft.
This will be followed by Shirley Young from the famous Farrier's Stud giving a demonstration on how to do a ridden display, she will also be answering all your questions on riding in the show ring and how to turn your pony out to the highest standard.
The evening will start at 7.30pm
Tickets £5 each
Please contact Mandy/Sally at
or phone 01590 676476 for more details or to book tickets
Click Here Download a Poster & Help publicise the event

Young Commoner’s Filly Saves the day! - Wednesday, June 2 2010

Despite the threat of rain the weather stayed dry for the first of this years Beaulieu Road pony sales held on Thursday 6th May and which included a pre-sale Youngstock show organised by the New Forest Pony Publicity Group.
Local Young Commoner Will Chatley from Brockenhurst and his home bred 2 year old filly Standinghat Saving Grace headed the line up in the filly class before becoming judge Susan Shaw’s overall Champion. This lovely chestnut filly who was sired and born on the Forest was in super condition and a real credit to her young owner breeder. Mr Peter Butlers 3 year old gelding Blackhill Chocolate Muffin who had won his class of colts and geldings went on to take reserve Champion much to the delight of his handler Helen Safe who had also had a second in the filly class with her homebred Avontyrell Dream-on.
Unfortunately Saving Grace did not reach her reserve price in the sale ring despite some strong bidding from eager buyers and will now be staying with her owner to pursue a showing and ridden career in the future.
Bidding was also strong for Reserve champion Chocolate Muffin who reached a pleasing 520gns and also got a round of applause from the crowd for his achievements. Despite the terrible winter we have just been through it was pleasing to see what care the Commoners had gone to too ensure their ponies looked good for the show and achieved the best prices. The New Forest Pony Publicity group will also be holding a Pre-sale Foal show at the sales on Thursday October 21st and it is hoped that more Young commoners will be encouraged to show off what quality ponies they have.

Sally Marsh

New Forest Pony Publicity Group 2009 Report - Friday, May 28 2010

The New Forest Pony Publicity Group 2009 report can now be downloaded as a PDF file.
Please be patient, there are 43 pages with a file size of 7.5Mb Click Here to download

Beaulieu Road pony Sales and Pre-sale Youngstock show May 6th 2010 - Wednesday, April 7 2010

The first of the Beaulieu road pony sales will commence on Thursday 6th May 2010.
The NFPPG will be holding a pre-sale youngstock show of 1,2 & 3 year old Registered New Forest ponies.
The show will commence promptly at 9am and is a great chance to view ponies and see them put through their paces before they go through the sale ring.
For more details regarding the show or sale please contact Mandy or sally on 01590 676476

New Forest Pony Experience 2010 - Saturday, March 20 2010

The NFPPG will be holding another "New Forest Pony Experience weekend" on September 23rd-26th 2010.

The weekend will include a visit and guided tour at the famous Beaulieu Road pony sales, attending a pony drift/roundup,Informative evening including talks about the breed and a chance to meet local breeders,seeing the stallions at their winter grazing, mare grading, display afternoon at the Farriers stud and a chance to see ponies put through their paces at the performance grading.

Places will be limited and cost £25 per person.
For more information please contact Sue Niccolls at

BARASTOC HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW 2010 - Thursday, March 11 2010

Victoria. Australia. 20TH & 21ST February.

Perpetual Cup donated by New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society UK


“The weather was shocking, very hot & humid but it was worth the torture!” said Penny Prosser the owner & breeder of the successful three year old filly Aylstone Park Appleblossom. She had an awesome show not only did she win the Supreme New Forest Championship she also won on the Saturday, Champion Native Junior & went on to be Reserve Supreme Native Champion. The next day she was Champion Home Produced. Champion New Forest Junior, then Champion Junior Mountain & Moorland & Supreme Mountain & Moorland Champion. After this marathon two days of showing “poor Apple was just as exhausted as we were “ says Penny she was very pleased with the English Judge Mrs Rachel Bown’s comment “This is a special pony”

Aylstone Park Appleblossom

As if this isn’t enough good news for Applewitch Stud we also heard from Jodie Finnegan that her two year old filly Arnwood Temperance dam Arnwood Nikita a beautiful blue roan filly by “Magic” was Reserve Junior New Forest Champion Reserve Champion Mountain & Moorland & Reserve Supreme Junior Mountain & Moorland.

These two Applewitch Pure Magic fillies are certainly flying the flag for UK bloodlines, highlighting the success of the Australian breeders decision to import frozen semen, credit must be given to West Kington Stud who made it all possible. Penny Prosser has just purchased two more doses of “ Magic” semen to use, lets keep our fingers crossed she can breed another champion like “Apple”.

Kay Bailey 23rd February 2010

Arnwood Temperance

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Table Top Tack Sale 21/02/10 - Friday, February 5 2010

The next Table top tack sale will be on Sunday 21st February 2010 at Boldre War memorial hall.
Sellers: 7pm setup £6 per table (to be booked in advance)
Buyers: Strictly no entry before 7.30pm
Admission £1
"Come for a rummage and find a bargain or clear out that tack room and make some money"
*Refreshments available*
For more information or to book a table contact Sally on 01590 676476 or email at
All proceeds to NFPPG

Farriers Fingerprint lifts top title to make history - Friday, February 5 2010

The stunning New Forest stallion Farriers Fingerprint and his owner/breeder Shirley Young made history on the 21st December 2009 by being the first ever New Forest pony to win the Baileys M&M championship at Olympia!Shirley was also the first owner/breeder/rider to ever clinch the title aswell making it a truely awesome achievement for the Farriers Stud which Shirley runs with her Farrier husband Simon.

Tack sale raises £250 for NFPPG. - Wednesday, November 18 2009

The ever popular Table top tack sale held on the 8th November at Boldre War Memorial Hall again proved to be a great fundraiser for the group. A fun and bargain filled evening raised a worthwhile £250. This time we were able to offer refreshments including home-made cakes which were Kindly made by members of the NFPPG including Claire Sanderson and Marion Ingram.Huge thanks go to all those that helped run the evening, those that donated items to be sold and of course to everyone that turned up on the night. We hope to run another one in January so watch this space.

British Riding Clubs Dressage to Music finals at Addington 4th October 2009 - Wednesday, November 18 2009

Dances with Ponies!
Mandy Pidgley on Long Copse Elton and Teresa Russell (Mandy's sister!) on Vicarshill Jack the Lad (Eltons son!)
came a fantastic 4th in the closely fought final with a routine which mixed a bit of S Club 7 with Katrina and the waves! They were the only ponies competing and proved that the versatile New forest pony can even dance when needed!
Junior rider Chloe Kennard also stepped to the beat and finished 3rd in The Junior DTM final (with BD points) riding Dawn Vear's Kilncopse Fly by night.

Table top tack sale - Monday, October 26 2009

The next Table top tack sale will be on Sunday 8th November 2009 at Boldre War memorial hall.
Sellers: 7pm setup £6 per table (to be booked in advance)
Buyers: Strictly no entry before 7.30pm
Admission £1
"Come for a rummage and find a bargain or clear out that tack room and make some money"
*Refreshments available*
For more information or to book a table contact Sally on 01590 676476 or email at
All proceeds to NFPPG.

NFPPG YOUNGSTOCK SHOW - Thursday, April 2 2009

Show Schedule and Entry Form for the May Youngstock show to be added to our web site on the "Pony Sale Dates" page. For further details contact Mandy Pidgley or tel: 01590 676476.

TACK SALE - Tuesday, February 24 2009

Sunday 1st March 2009 at Boldre War Memorial hall, proceeds to NFPPG.

Sellers 7pm - Buyers not before 7.30pm.
Tables £6 (to be booked in advance)
Entry £1

Come for a rummage and find a bargain or clear out that tack room and make some money.

For more information contact Sally on 01590 676476


New Forest and Native Pony Show will be held on 17th May at Mill Lane Stables, Brayton, Selby. YO8 3LB. Classes for all M&M as well as New Forest Classes.
Qualifiers for NPS and PUK Summer Champs and NCPA Pony of the Year.
Affiliated to the New Forest Breed Society.

For schedules/more info please ring Mrs I Ogorzalek on 01484 384128 (before 9pm please) or e-mail

BEAULIEU ROAD PRE-SALE SHOWS & SALES 2009 - Wednesday, February 4 2009

The dates for this year’s Pre-sale shows and other sale days are now on the New Forest Pony Publicity Group web site under “Pony Sale Dates”. Also included on the web site can be found contact information for entering the show.

NFPPG - Limited Issue Stallion DVD - Wednesday, January 28 2009

A Limited Issue DVD has been produced of the Forest Run Stallions 2008. Featuring Forest-run stallions at the stallion selection, Breed Show, Verderers Inspection and running out on the open forest with their mares – new entries. For more details visit our web site NFPPG and the Stallion DVD page.


Official Response from the New Forest Pony Publicity Group


The New Forest Pony Publicity Group strongly objects to your policies relating to recreational horse keeping contained in the new National Park Authority Consultation Draft.

The New Forest Pony Publicity Group, of which most members are commoners, have worked with the New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society, the New Forest Pony Enthusiasts Riding Club, the New Forest Livestock Society and many other Forest based organizations to promote the registered New Forest Pony.

There exists at present, a very strong local demand for these ponies, both forest and stud bred, many are broken to ride by local people, commoners and non commoners, and then sold on to other parts of the country to become top class performance ponies that compete at National and International level with great success thereby advertising the breed further and ensuring a sustainable National and International market for the breed.

It is imperative that a strong local base market is maintained to help the commoner, private breeder and to protect the breed, the New Forest Pony being the only native breed within a National Park that is not a rare breed.

If the National Park Authority implement their recreational horse keeping policies it will devastate the very important local market and undo the many successful years of hard work done by these groups and societies that have protected our breed.

The undeniable success of the New Forest Pony Publicity Group and other organizations can be verified by the report commissioned on our work, “Trends in New Forest Pony Sales 2002 – 2006.”

The New Forest Pony Publicity Group also believe that the New Forest National Park Authority’s recreational horse keeping policies will severely compromise the welfare of equines within the National Park.

We would strongly suggest that the New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society as guardians of the breed be included in any future research or consultation regarding recreational horse keeping or horse and pony breeding.

We would request that the consultation deadline be further extended as it is apparent that many residents of the National Park have little or no knowledge about your proposals and that the National Park Authority holds public meetings before the consultation period ends to address this problem.

We would further request that when you hold your public meeting prior to adopting any core strategy that every resident in the New Forest National Park is mailed details of your results, in advance, with relevant information of this meeting and that the venue allows space for all to attend. We would appreciate your response to this letter within seven days and before the end of the consultation period.

Yours sincerely,

Shirley Young (Group Leader)

DON’T MISS THIS EVENING! - Friday, August 29 2008

The New Forest Pony Publicity Group have organised an evening event as part of the New Forest Pony Experience.

If you want to find out more about this versatile breed, meet the people who breed these ponies, hear Head Agister Jonathan Gerrelli explain their management, Gill Wright speak of the conformation points to look out for – plus lots of people with the same interest – THEN THIS IS THE DATE FOR YOU!

Saturday 27th September 2008 – 7.30 pm


Tickets £5.00 to inc. refreshments
(Tickets available at the door)

Cheques payable to NFPPG and send SAE to:-
Sue Niccolls, 2 Hatchett Cottage, Hatchett Lane, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst. SO42 7WA Tel: 01590 612438

NEW FOREST PONY EXPERIENCE - Friday, August 29 2008

There are still a few tickets available for this four day experience giving an insight into the life of the native New Forest Pony.


Visit our Pony Sales including the Foal Show
Observe a Pony Round-up
Visit and learn about life on a Forest Holding
A social evening meeting pony breeders, speakers and many others with a common interest in the New Forest pony.

Thurs 25th – Sun 28th September 2008

Price of ticket - £20 per person

For further details and information, contact: Sue Niccolls on 01590 612438 or email your name & address

NEW FOREST & NATIVE PONY SHOW - Saturday, July 26 2008

14th September – New Forest and Native Pony Show

Bromley Farm, Pea Field Lane, Wortley, Sheffield. S35 7DE

Affiliated to NPS, PUK, NCPA and the New Forest Breed Society.

For more details and a schedule, please contact Mrs I Ogorzalek, 95 Huddersfield Road, Brighouse, W. Yorks. 01484 384128 or available by e-mail to

TACK SALE VENUE CHANGED - Thursday, July 10 2008

Due to the wet conditions, the NFPPG tack sale venue on 12th July, Saturday has now moved to Bramshaw Village Hall. Contact details: Claire Sanderson 01725 714492 or email:


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