Pony Blog 2018

Highfox Faith went to our local show, first time out in 2018. What a start. Ridden Champion, In Hand Champion and then Working Hunter Pony Champion. What a day and what a FAB pony beautifully shown by Philippa - boot camp at Keysoe paid off!

Highfox Faith tried something different at Keysoe in May and loved it. Proper cross-country course.Here she is flying through the water and below trying the big step for the first time. Hard to believe that she is under 13 hands.

We believe Highfox Evensong is in foal again to the late Luckington Sportaide. Early days but looking good so far. Keeping everything crossed.

The end of May already and  another a lovely start, this time to a show ring career. The two year old colt Highfox Hunky Dory went to a busy Agricultural Show, Otley, for his first ever outing. Behaved like a star to win a big M&M Youngstock Class and then went on to win the Mountain and Moorland Championship. Another Rainy Day Girl offspring, by Samsons Spy.

2018 has started with the most amazing news Highfox Faith topped the New Forest Pony Breed Society's Elite rankings for 2017, gaining more Elite points than any other pony in the country. She has been incredibly consistent at major shows and competitions, but this accolade was totally unexpected. At 131 cm (about 12.3) she is probably the smallest pony to ever top the Elite Scheme to date. Her sister Highfox Forever achieved the number one spot in the Elite rankings many years ago. Both mares are out of Rainy Day Girl.

Two years old in June, Highfox Hunky Dory (Samsons Spy x Rainy Day Girl)  left home for the first time in April, to visit the  New Forest where he was inspected by a panel of judges, who duly passed him as a future stallion. It was an awful damp day and very busy, quite an experience for a pony who had never been off the yard before. However he behaved beautifully and learnt a great deal. Photograph of 'Ziggy' at his first show. May 2018.