Highfox New Forest Ponies


Competitions and Showing

Although only lightly shown, Highfox New Forest ponies have been fortunate enough to meet with considerable success over twenty years, across a range of disciplines.

Fijal Maestro, our foundation stallion was a successful performance pony and a prolific winner in the show ring, both in hand and ridden.

In 2006 our four year old, home bred mare Highfox Evensong (Fijal Maestro's last foal, see photograph below) stood Supreme Champion at the New Forest Pony Stallion and Breed Show; the Centenary Breed Show.

Another memorable moment came in 2007 in Holland when Evensong's full sister Highfox Forever, flew the British flag and represented the New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society at the Dutch Stamboek's International Mare Show at Ermelo. She was awarded the Championship 'Best Type in Show', scoring a perfect 10 for type.                                                                                                                           

Both these mares are out of the Forest bred mare Rainy Day Girl by Fijal Maestro.  

 Just a few of  each  pony's major achievements are listed below:

Fijal Maestro (Iceberg x Fijal Prelude)

Performance Tested; Performance Champion; Breed Society?s Millennium Award 2000; multiple Silver Medal winner; Champion New Forest Pony Ponies UK Spring Show (five times) and Reserve Supreme (twice); Native Pony Champion (three times) Newark and Nottingham County Show; Champion Native Pony Durham County; Reserve Male Champion Royal Show; Champion New Forest Pony (three times), Champion Ridden New Forest Pony and Reserve Supreme (twice Reserve Supreme) Ponies UK Summer Championships; Novice Ridden Champion East Anglian Native Pony Show; 2nd Picton Novice Ridden Final (Connemara/New Forest); 2nd and 4th Glyn Greenwood Final; 4th Kingsford Final;Supreme Champion Ridden East Anglian Native Pony Show (twice); Reserve Champion M&M Linconshire County; Reserve Champion M&M East of England (twice); Champion NF Ponies UK West (four times);Champion M&M and Reserve Supreme Northern Horse Show; 1st Kingsford Premier Ridden Championship final and Reserve Champion Ponies UK Masters 1997; 1st (three times) Small Stallion Ridden, Ridden Stallion Champion and Reserve Overall Ridden, New Forest Breed Show; winner dressage and WHP; consistently placed in stallion and other sections of the NFPB&CS Elite Scheme.

Rainy Day Girl (Tiptoe Firelight x Sally II) Unshown; Forest Bred; NFPB&CS Silver Status Broodmare; consistently placed in the Broodmare section of the NFPB&CS Elite Scheme (due to success of progeny)

Highfox Forever (Fijal Maestro x Rainy Day Girl)

Dutch Stamboek International mare Show 2007, International Mare Champion Best Type in Show ( Holland 2007); Top NFPB&CS Elite Scheme Yearling 1998; Top NFPB&CS Elite Scheme Ridden and Utility New Forest Pony 2004; Showjumping Graded, levels 1 and 2; 1st Yearling Filly New Forest Breed Show 1998; 1st Yeld Mares New Forest Breed Show 2001; Champion Novice WHP Mare/Gelding and Champion Novice Ridden New Forest Breed Show 2004; 1st Intermediate WHP New Forest Breed Show 2005; winner of the Forest Park Cup Open 138cm Ridden class 2008 New Forest Breed Show; twice winner of the Ridden Hunter Pony class New Forest Breed Show; Reserve NF Youngstock Champion National Pony Show; NF Youngstock Champion East Anglian Native Pony Show; Champion Mare in Show East Anglian Native Pony Show; Champion New Forest Ridden and First Reserve Supreme Ridden Pony/Horse in Show PUK Summer Championships 2004; 3rd Picton Novice Ridden Final and Best New Forest (Connemara/New Forest); 5th Kingsford Ridden Final and Best New Forest; In Hand Champion (twice), Reserve once, and New Forest Ridden Champion (three times) Northern Horse Show; Supreme M&M Ridden Rydale; Champion WHP Royal Lancashire Show; winner dressage; Supreme Champion NNFPSG Annual Show (twice); NNFPSG Reserve Supreme Pony Points Champion 2002 (only shown in hand) NNFPSG Supreme Pony Points Champion 2003.......Veteran winner 2012 New Forest Breed Show, meaning that she has won every single category since a yearling at the Breed Show!

Highfox Evensong (Fijal Maestro x Rainy Day Girl)

Very lightly shown; 1st Yeld Mares, Breeders Champion and Supreme Champion Centenary New Forest Breed Show 2006; Champion In - Hand Northern Horse Show; Champion Ponies UK (twice); Reserve Female Champion Royal Show; Champion New Forest and Reserve Supreme M&M Cheshire County; NPS Area 4 Achievement Award 2006; Multiple Silver Medal Winner; In - Hand New Forest Champion; Overall Champion Best New Forest in Show and Reserve Supreme M&M in Show NNFPSG 2009; 1st NF/Connemara four and over section Great Yorkshire Show and Best New Forest Pony 2009; well placed (from very few outings) in NFPB&CS Elite scheme when shown as a two year old and four year old. New Forest In Hand Champion, M&M In Hand Champion, Overall New Forest Champion and Supreme Champion NNFPSG Annual Show 2010.

Highfox Finale (Fijal Maestro x Kingsbury Love Affair II )

NFPB&CS Graded Broodmare; winner Lead Rein; winner First Ridden; winner Novice Ridden; winner M&M Ridden; winner Show Hunter Pony; winner dressage; Supreme Champion In Hand and Ridden; Junior Ridden Champion NNFPSG 2005, 2006 and Ridden Section winner and Junior Champion 2009; placed 8th in the national Ringwood Brewery NFPB&CS Pony Performance Competition 2008, 6th overall and winner of the Lomonside Owner Bred Trophy 2009.

Highfox Hermione: (Wanstead Tarquin Moon x Highfox Finale)

Winner Novice 138cm WHP, Edwards Trophy for best small WHP ne 138cm and winner Small Pony Mare and Gelding class (for the second time) at the New Forest Breed Show 2011.

Very lightly shown as a youngster (four shows 2007 -  2009); Champion In - Hand; winner Mixed M&M In Hand; winner of the Potential Lead Rein and First Ridden Pony and Open Riding Pony at the New Forest Breed Show 2007; winner Open Riding Pony New Forest Breed Show 2009; 2011, 2012, well placed in the New Forest Pony Society's (NFPB&CS) Elite Scheme as a three year old.

NNFPSG Junior Champion 2010 and Reserve Supreme; Ringwood Brewery NFPB&CS Pony Performance Competition 2nd Novice, 3rd Overall and Lomonside Owner Bred Trophy 2010. WHP award winner 2012 and national junior performance champion.

Supreme Champion NNFPSG performance competition 2012.  Performance graded showjumping, grades one and two. Winner riding pony, second novice ridden at the 2012 New Forest Pony Breed Show; Junior winner and WHP winner National New Forest Pony Breeding Society Ringwood Brewery Performance Competition., third in the Society's Elite Scheme (best mare) performance 2012.

Winner showjumping, WHP, Performance Pony, SHP, First Ridden, M&M Ridden and Riding Pony classes. 2nd Junior WHP NPS Summer Championships 2011, 4th 2012. 

Hermione has been a member of the Ryburn Valley PC Prince Philip Cup Team, showjumping team, dressage team and has been pony racing, ridden Amelia Dumbleton! She has recently been introduced to driving!

Samsons Spy (Farriers Fingerprint x Blue Secret of Samsons)

Samsons Spy had a total of five outings to further his education as a two and three year old (2008/2009); three Reserve Championships; one Supreme Championship (NNFPSG Annual Elite Show 2008); 2nd M&M youngstock class at the Great Yorkshire Show 2009. Winner, Champion and Reserve Champion at Agricultural Shows and winner of the Drumacre Stud M&M Championship at Equifest in 2012. He was Reserve M&M Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2014 and Silver Medal Champion at Rydale among other Championships and winsin 2014 -15, he stood Reserve Supreme to his daughter at the NNFPSG Elite Show. He made his ridden début in June 2014 qualifying for the Picton at his first attempt and winning ridden and WHP classes; he won his first BSPS open class in 2015 and was Winter Series Dressage Champion at a local BHS Riding Club.

Highfox Faith (2009)  (sold as a late foal) (Samsons Spy x Rainy Day Girl)

Now back home! 1st and Best M&M Large Breeds in hand on show ring début as a two year old, at Halifax Agricultural Show for her new owners in  2011, Faith was then turned out and backed as a four year old. Turned away again she came home Autumn 2015 to be re-started and ridden away.  She is developing into an amazing all rounder, standing Supreme in Hand, Champion Ridden and winning her first dressage and WHP competitions as a novice (see Pony Blog 2015).

Highfox Soloist  (1998) (Fijal Maestro x Rainy Day Girl)

Soloist is back!  Sold as a two year old after a successful youngstock career (1st Two Year Old Geldings and Reserve Champion Gelding New Forest Breed Show 2001; Champion in- hand and well placed in the NFPB&CS Elite Scheme as a yearling, and  a two year old). Philippa Hadwen produced him as a mature 'novice' in 2013 and 2014 to win ridden, WHP, dressage and showjumping classes. He won the the WHP, owner bred and junior awards in the 2013 Ringwood Brewery National Pony Performance Competiton and was Supreme in the NNFPSG Performance Competition in both 2013 and 2014 (see pony blog). Featuring again in the Elite Scheme. He was placed both years in the first three in his ridden and in hand classes at the New Forest Breed Show and won the 138cm WHP class in 2014....the only pony to get round the course!

Highfox Hosanna (sold) (Fijal Maestro x Rainy Day Girl)

Top NFPB&CS Elite Scheme New Forest Two Year Old 2002; 2nd Glyn Greenwood Final; Champion in hand and under saddle; competes successfully in showjumping; private driving; WHP; dressage; national NFPB&CS Ringwood Brewery Performance Competition 2009 3rd Novice section, winner Driving section (Out of Town Trophy), 5th overall (owner/whip/rider Alison Pink)

Highfox Love Song (sold) (Fijal Maestro x Kingsbury Love Affair II )

Unbeaten in mixed M&M classes as a three year old; Champion Ridden.

Highfox Figaro (sold in uterus) (Fijal Maestro x Highfox Love Song)

Winner in hand and under saddle.

Fijal Gemstone (Bridglea Candy Cane x Woodfidley Soft Music) Champion New Forest Pony Ponies UK Spring; Champion New Forest Ponies UK Summer Champs (twice); Large Breeds Champion and Supreme Champion M&M In - Hand Rydale Show; New Forest Pony Champion In - hand East Anglian Native Pony Show; Silver Medal winner; Champion ridden.

Fijal Polka (Ridgemount Dancer x Fijal Prelude) winner and Champion New Forest and M&M ridden and in hand; winner ridden (weight carrier) New Forest Pony Breed Show; Champion Show Hunter Pony.

Furzley Charaide (Luckington Sportaide x Sophia) winner mixed M&M in hand and New Forest Champion Notts County; Reserve Champion New Forest Youngstock the National Pony Society Summer Championships; Champion New Forest Youngstock Royal Show; Champion New Forest Cheshire County Show; Champion Mixed M&M Pony the Great Yorkshire Show. RIHS WHP and HOYS WHP finalist and placed on may occasions for new owner Cath Harrison.