Elizabeth Newbolt-Young

The Shilstone Rocks Stud, established in 1958, consistently breeds top class champion Dartmoor ponies. They have won Sire, Mare and Stallion of the year, inter breed ridden and in hand championships, and have qualified for Olympia and Horse of the Year (being highly placed in the finals of both these prestigious events). In fact, our ponies are winning all over the world, in hand and under saddle. We have always aimed at breeding a rugged native pony, but at the same time, with quality and substance.Temperament is one of the main considerations.

 

We have now reached the fifth generation from our original foundation mares Zippie and Jurston May Storm and still maintain the bloodlines from our original foundation stallions, Silver Dollar bred by Mann Bro’s and Easter bred by Mrs J Montgomery. The latter’s blood now runs without exception through all our home bred mares either through Shilstone Rocks Rainstorm or Shilstone Rocks Darkness and has had a great influence on the quality of our stock.

 

Having bred Dartmoor ponies since 1958 we have a large selection of very uniform ponies, which are known as the ‘Shilstone Rocks type’ for their riding fronts good bone and movement. We are very aware that one does occasionally have to re-introduce fresh blood for the benefit of the breed, and we have carefully selected some rare outside bloodlines. This enables breeders who already have our stock to come back to us for suitable stallions to use on their mares. Generally we find that line breeding has the most successful results and so far have not found any lethal factors in our blood lines.

 

We keep our ponies under as natural conditions as possible. The brood mares spend all but the breeding season on the commons of Dartmoor.

 

At the beginning of our breeding program we did not breed from any animal with unsuitable temperament and our ponies are well known for their ‘laid back’ approach to life which sometimes has to be livened up a bit for competitions! However as a Dartmoor is principally a child’s pony; we prefer them to be safe children’s ponies who only have to be schooled and rarely broken. Our ponies are natural jumpers, and they do not get ‘fizzed up’. One Shilstone Rocks Dartmoor who was exported to France became a top jumping pony of that country. We have a stallion in France at the moment who is siring many top jumpers and has been recognized by the Arras and approved as a top sire of performance ponies for crossing with other breeds. War Lord is another natural jumper, as are his stock.

 

Bay mare 6 years old sire Champion Shilstone Rocks North Country man. Hacked out over Dartmoor and will make a superb show lead rein pony and later a first ridden, very friendly and good looking needs to get out to some shows and see a bit of life £1250 ONO, would consider a loan to a very experienced home.  

 

Shilstone Rocks Goosey Gander. yearling gelding. Bay to make around 12.3 hh. Sire Champion Shilstone Rocks Snow Goose Dam Rosy. (Dartmoor) very well handled and a lovely friendly nature .Registered as a part bred £475. Should make a top class WHP ring 01364 621381 to view. 

 

Shilstone Rocks Country Wine yearling Gelding. Bay.Sire Champion Shilstone Rocks Northcountry Man, Dam ShilstoneRocks Kumala. well handled and should do well in the show ring for native ponies Fully registered £500. Two beautiful colt foals  - £300 each and a slightly older well grown colt foal £500 running at DPHT Centre with their dams.

From one of the most famous Dartmoor-based Dartmoor pony studs, having bred ponies that have gone on to become family friends as well as world champions in the show ring, the Newbolt-Young family have a lovely pedigree, show quality youngster for sale.  There was a gelding available too, but we believe he has already been sold to a family in Italy!

Shilstone Rocks Night Owl registered black Dartmoor filly quiet and well-handled both Sire and dam consistent winners in the show ring.  Should mature into a super pony, suitable for all purposes.  Lovely temperament.  £1,250

 

Call Alona or Elizabeth on 01364 621281 or email:  shilstone@dartmoor-ponies.com

From one of the most famous Dartmoor-based Dartmoor pony studs, having bred ponies that have gone on to become family friends as well as world champions in the show ring, the Newbolt-Young family have a lovely pedigree, show quality youngster for sale.  There was a gelding available too, but we believe he has already been sold to a family in Italy!

Shilstone Rocks Night Owl registered black Dartmoor filly quiet and well-handled both Sire and dam consistent winners in the show ring.  Should mature into a super pony, suitable for all purposes.  Lovely temperament.  £1,250

 

Call Alona or Elizabeth on 01364 621281 or email:  shilstone@dartmoor-ponies.com

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