Meet the Ponies

We feel it is important for our horses that there work load is varied and the hours they work are regulated. Therefore, we ensure that our horses do a variety of work within our ménage, indoor school, trekking tracks and cross country course to ensure they do not become sour and bored. A happy horse is a happy rider.

All our horses are safe to hack out on the roads and go out on a regular basis. With that said, here are the boys, we can always find a horse to suit you whether you are a novice or experienced rider, short or tall light or heavy we probably have the right horse or pony for you, the only constraints are that our riders are 4 years old or over and under 14 stone

 

BUBBLES

11h1" 10 year old grey welsh section A gelding.  Bubbles came to us in summer 2017 after he was sadly outgrown by his previous rider.  Bubbles was used a lead rein pony for hunting and Pony Club and has a springy walk and a 'can do' attitude.  Although Bubbles was a lead rein pony we have put young experienced riders on him without a lead rein and he is fab.  He really enjoys a good canter and jumping.  He is great in the stable and loves a cuddle over the door.

DENNIS

11hh 8 year old chestnut welsh section A gelding.  We brought Dennis not so long ago to fill a big void that will be difficult to fill. After our lovely Bosley left us we had to find a pony to take up the reins! Fortunately we found Dennis, he previously was a lead rein pony for a little boy who then grew too big. He is a very genuine boy and is taking to the job very well, he enjoys his food and loves attention. We are really enjoying having Dennis as part of our team, although Boz left a big hole to fill but he’s doing his best! He’s great in the stable too which makes him just the perfect pony. #Hollyridingschool #hrsdennisthemenace #meetthehorses

SPARKY (retired 2020)

Sparky

12h2” 24 year old grey gelding. Sparky is our most popular small pony. If a pony could be remote controlled that is Sparky. He is the original confidence giver and cannot be faulted in anyway. Unsurprisingly he has a waiting list and a huge following of small children.

He is a top lead rein pony and is exceptional off the lead. He has competed at local shows with ourselves with great results and is always in the rosettes. He is the most popular choice on Pony Days being booked weeks in advance and has exceptional manners to boot.

MAGIC - Magi moo

11h2” 19 year old Welsh Section A grey gelding. Not the best looking pony in the World but 110% trustworthy with impeccable manners in the stable and is an exceptionally good lead rein pony with a huge jump for the older more experienced children.

He has been competing at local shows with my daughter since she was two years old and is fantastic at gymkhana and handy pony, winning loads of rosettes, a testament to how good Magic is.

 
COCO - Action Man
Coco

13h2” 17 year old Welsh Part-Bred bay gelding. Coco is very, very popular and again has a waiting list of young riders. He is an exceptionally nice person in the stable but a little bit shy.

He is fantastic to ride and so wants to please his riders. He is not strong but is forward going without being scary. He is almost remote controlled and has a super jump and never ever stops.

He has competed at local shows with ourselves last year and did exceptionally well getting the in rosettes every time in the mini jumping, handy pony and gymkhana. A well loved pony by all. 

MILO - Pigbush Nutcracker

Milo is a 9 year old 13h2" Newforest bay gelding.  He has been in a private home doing all Pony Club activities prior to us buying him.  He is a total asset to the team and is great to ride and groom. 

 

KEITH - Inspector Keith

Keith is an 9 year old 13h2" coloured cob.  He was in the same home for 3 years before coming to us as he was sadly outgrown.  He has done all riding club activities including jumping and showing. He is fabulous on the road and enjoys a good fuss. 

  

DYLAN

14h2 13 year old Welsh Section D Black gelding. Dylan is very cheeky and if he can will walk into the middle of the school during a lesson for a fuss from me.  He is kind and gentle and looks after riders, he has done many show jumping shows and really enjoys jumping and hacking. He is good in the stable and enjoys being groomed and fussed.


BILLY - The Big Fuse

Billy is our largest School horse standing at 16h2, he previously hunted before we had him proving bold & brave jumping 6ft hedges for fun. We brought him when he was 6 as since them he has worked in the riding school, he can adapt to all levels of people whether your lead rein or wanting to jump a course he really is a confidence giver. He also takes part in out Uni competitions mostly in dressage as he is very established on the flat, but would always have a go jumping whether it be 70cm or 1.10m! Billy is a pleasure to have around and is very patient and forgiving making him a favourite with our riders.


FOREST - Forestland Clipper

 


Forest is a 13 year old 16hh bay gelding ISH.  Forest has evented BE 90 with us and is now jumping British Show Jumping and has competed in Wales in his first Derby and was amazing.  His flat work is to die for with flying changes and lateral work established.  We only use Forest for our more experienced clients who are wanting to work to the next level.