New Forest Performance Pony of the Year 2016

Highfox Faith

 (Samsons Spy x  Rainy Day Girl)

Owner/Rider/Breeder - Philippa Hadwen


Golden Gorse Cup for Overall Winner

Merrie Cup for Best Owner Rider

Lomondside Trophy for Best Owner Breeder

Toby Versatility Tankard

Best Junior

Also second overall in the New Forest Pony Breeding Elite rankings

for 2016 and the top mare.

Highfox ponies combine the best of both Forest and Stud bloodlines and we focus on breeding ponies that are true to type, demonstrate native hardiness and have excellent temperaments. We breed ponies across the height range 122 cm - 148 cm, suitable for both children and adults, but we have a particular interest in the smaller New Forest ponies (not exceeding 128 cm) suitable for lead rein, first ridden and nursery stakes and in the mid height range of 138 cm.

Our home bred, home produced ponies are proven winners in the show ring, both at home and abroad (see competitions and showing page). They are all round performers and have excelled across  a range of disciplines including dressage, WHP, ridden, in-hand, lead rein, first ridden, showjumping, driving, endurance, even Prince Philip Cup games and pony racing!

Just a Few of Our Ponies 

Below ......

Highfox Faith

Royal Cheshire County

Addington NPS Supreme Dressage Championships

 Native Pony Festival

Highfox Faith (2009)

(Samsons Spy x Rainy Day Girl)

National Performance Pony Champion; New Forest Supreme Champion, M&M Supreme  and Light Horse/Pony Supreme Champion In Hand Champion, Supreme Champion Ridden, winner WHP and dressage. Winner New Forest Breed Show. Winner Equifest Hewitt Family Ridden Final and Home Produced. NNFPSG Supreme Points Performance Champion  2015  and 2016. Performance  Graded - Dressage ISecond in the New Forest Elite Pony Scheme and Best Mare 2016.

Trenley Tomorrow (2013)

Part Bred New Forest Pony

(Holybrooke Tinker x Trenley Lawn)

Highfox Soloist (1998)

(Fijal Maestro x Rainy Day Girl)

Champion In Hand, Ridden, WHP, and winner dressage and showjumping

Open Ridden New Forest winner, Champion New Forest Ridden and First Reserve Supreme New Forest Northern Elite Show 2014.

Placed in the New Forest Pony Elite Scheme.

Winner New Forest Breed Show.

NNFPSG Supreme Performance Points Champion 2013 and 2014.

WHP Tankard Winner, Owner Bred Champion, Junior Champion

National New Forest Pony Society Performance Awards 2013. 

Highfox Felicity 

(Samsons Spy x Highfox Evensong)

Picture - New Forest Breed Show 2016.

Winner SHP and Champion M&M In Hand at County Shows.

Highfox Hermione (2005)

(Wanstead Tarquin Moon x Highfox Finale)

NNFPSG 2012 Supreme Performance Pony Points Champion

Junior Champion,  Owner Bred and WHP National New Forest Pony Society Performance  Competition.

3rd in the NFPB&CS Elite Pony Scheme and Best Mare 2012 and

Performance Graded 1 & 2 Showjumping

Bred, owned, ridden and produced by

Philippa Hadwen

Photo: shows Hermione and Philippa (aged twelve) winning the Edwards Trophy New Forest Breed Show 2011 for the best WHP mare or gelding.

Our favourite mare.....

Highfox Forever (1997)

(Fijal Maestro x Rainy Day Girl)

Forever needs no introduction a prolific winner in hand, WHP, ridden, dressage, showjumping. Champion and many times Supreme Champion.

Performance Graded - Jumping Grades 1 & 2.

Winner of every type of class she has contested at the New Forest Pony Breed Show from yearling to veteran!

Best Type in Show International Mare Show, Netherlands 2007.

Forever was top of the Elite New Forest Pony Scheme for  Performance 2005.

Highfox Evensong (2001)

(Fijal Maestro x Rainy Day Girl) 

Again needing no introduction, now our senior broodmare, although very lightly shown, a prolific winner in hand  at major shows, many times Champion and Supreme Champion. Placed in the New Forest Pony Elite Scheme.

 Supreme Champion and Breeders Cup Champion New Forest Pony 

Centenary Breed Show 2006.

Dam of Highfox Felicity

Highfox Finale (1995)

(Fijal Maestro x Kingsbury Love Affair II)

Supreme Champion in hand and ridden, winner lead rein, first ridden, dressage, SHP.

Owner Bred Winner  National New Forest Performance Pony Competition 2009. Northern Junior Champions 2005, 2006 and 2009. Graded broodmare and dam of

Highfox Hermione. 

Highfox First Love (2009)

(Furzley Charaide x Rainy Day Girl)

Performance and Pony Cub pony extraordinaire.

Owned and ridden by Olivia Ferrier.

Samsons Spy (2006)

(Farriers Fingerprint x Blue Secret of Samsons)

By Olympia Champion Farriers Fingerprint,.Spy was very lightly shown but stood Champion and Supreme in Hand on a number of occasions. His wins include Cheshire County, NNFPSG Elite Show and Equifest.

Reserve Champion Native Pony Great Yorkshire Show 2014

Winner under saddle, including dressage and jumping.Spy produced lovely quality foals,  with his amazing temperament and an ability to perform in a range of disciplines.

Spy is currently enjoying life as a ridden pony back with his breeder's family in the New Forest,  we hope they have many years and lots of fun and luck together.

Not forgetting of course the pony of a lifetime .........

Fijal Maestro (1989 - 2001)

(Iceberg x Fijal Prelude


Supreme Champion in hand and ridden, winner WHP, showjumping, dressage and combined training; Stallion Performance Tested; Breed Society Millennium Award.

Too many wins and championships at major shows to list.

Ridden Stallion Champion at the New Forest Pony Breed Show. 

Our foundation stallion; much loved, sadly missed and still simply the best.

Finally a mare that has never been shown, has created a dynasty of top class show and performance ponies. Forest Bred and standing at about 13 hands (133 cm) Rainy Day Girl joined us as a two year old filly and has never left the yard since. She was awarded Silver Broodmare Status in 2005.

Rainy Day Girl (1993)

                                                        (Tiptoe Firelight x Sally II)