News from the Stud - January to June 2009

27th June

Monty was a little star today, coming third in his dressage test at the East Soley Summer Champs

Balleroy Minstrel - In Hand Champion NSP Area 24

15th June - Well done Kate

BALLEROY MINSTREL had a great day out at NPS Area 27 winning the In Hand Championship together with the Silver Medal Rosette - great to see him back on form after his first season at Stud. Well done Kate. 

Rumpus settles in quickly in Scotland

Rumpus has settled in quickly with his half-brother Muffy (Balleroy Monarch) and his friend Ozzy (Moss-side Osprey)

Balleroy Rumpus
Balleroy Rumpus and Monarch and Moss-side Osprey
Muffy and Ozzy - Rumpus eating

New Arrivals

The latest addition to the family arrived on June 6th. when Rosie foaled, producing another bonny filly, Rosanna.

Balleroy Rosanna
6th June - Rosanna (o/o Rosie)
Balleroy Rioja
30th May - Rioja (o/o Lily)
Balleroy Yasmin
11th May - Yasmin (o/o Yoyo)

Yasmin has been named after her Granny. This is Yoyo's first filly, having previously produced Rupert, Ragtime and Rocky.

Rumpus and Isla
Rumpus, soon to leave us to join his brother in Scotland, saying his farewells to Isla

Rare Breeds Show - Malvern

Balleroy Highlands do well at the Rare Breeds Show
Progeny Group - Rare Breeds Show - 1st.
Rupert at Malvern Native Breeds show

Balleroy ponies had a wonderful day at Malvern Rare Breeds Show, which, in spite of the weather, ran like clockwork and it was a pleasure to take part. See Results. All the youngsters were very tired after their big day out but recovered immediately they were back out in the paddocks.

Superstars of the Rare Breeds Show - Rupert - In Hand Champion - Iona -Yearling winner large breeds - Robbie - 2nd. Yearling class
Rupert - In Hand Champion
Iona -Yearling winner large breeds
Robbie - 2nd. Yearling class

Nashend Sea Sovereign

Another new arrival here is Nashend Sea Sovereign, who has come from Penny Smith. This little yearling colt is charming, albeit slightly bemused at being thrown in at the deep end with my hooligans.

Nashend Sea Sovereign arrives at Balleroy Stud
Nashend Sea Sovereign

Delilah is enjoying her new life with her brother Razz and has now been backed, which she has taken to like a duck to water.

Rocky appears to be very happy in his new home and is taking a keen interest in his surroundings.

Ruaridh, now living in Southern Germany, has settled in well and taken to the life there happily.

Balleroy ponies enjoying their new homes

It gives me great pleasure that so many of the owners of our ponies keep in touch and send photographs showing their progress. It makes it all worth while.

Ruaridh has arrived safely in Germany and has settled in with his new family and friends, and Rocky has moved to the New Forest to join Emma and 'Blue', who is Rocky's new friend. Wishing everyone great happiness with their new aquisitions

Ricky started the year well at Sparsholt, winning his ridden class. Minstrel has also been doing well (more news & pics on Kates website

Delilah & Razzmatazz

Balleroy Delilah has now joined Abi in Hampshire where she will be with her brother Razzmatazz, to be ridden and generally have fun.

Balleroy Rockefella

Rocky (soon to leave us for his new home in Dorset)