Sunday March 29, 2020

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For Sale: Pony Club All-Rounder/Competition/Second Pony.

Very sad sale of our much loved pony Pops (Pigbush Poppet). He has been with us for 4 and a half years and is a cracking competition and pony club pony. If it was possible to keep him we would – however we realise he is being wasted on us while my daughter is preoccupied with exams.

Pops is a 13.3, 16 year old New Forest gelding and ideal second pony. He excels at show jumping with his careful but scopey jump, ability to turn sharply and jump off the shortest approach – there’s never a doubt about going double clear. As well as this, he’ll produce an excellent dressage test and go clear cross country. Pops has taught my daughter how to compete and was taking her around full up 80/85cm courses always coming home in the ribbons. Always makes the pony club and NSEA teams. Been to multiple pony camps over the years and happily stays away from home. He would easily come down to teach a new jockey the ropes and would jump 60/70cm with his eyes closed.

An angel to clip, box, shoe. Is never sick or sorry – not a bad bone in his body. He will happily hack alone or in company and has wonderful manners on the ground. He has the biggest character and is loved by everyone he meets. It is heart breaking having to sell him, but we know he’ll have so much fun with another rider. The right home is very important to us so please call and we can tell you more about him.

Pony known to Debbie Turnell and Kati Phillips (Tedworth Pony Club) – references available.

Pops was with The Vine Pony Club with previous owner

£3,900 including tack, many rugs, travel and jumping boots.

For more information contact: Sarah Marston – 07976 221847.

Videos available.


A lovely homebred 15h3” TB Mare rising 7yrs– (rides bigger than her height)

 The easiest horse I have ever had, she turns herself to anything to help you out. 

She has enough of an engine for a professional with a huge stride, quick feet, a can do mentality, a deep girth and a superb brain. However she is also easy enough for ANYONE to ride, she hacks out on her own, goes through any traffic, gallops in a snaffle, never shies never bucks, but there is a real engine there. Would be great in ROR classes. She ran once as a 2 yr old and 4 times as a 3 year old (very slow!), and retired sound. I then put her in the field to mature for 18 months before starting to play on her. 

 She has not done a huge amount, but everything we have asked her to do she has done really well. She came 10th in her first (and only) event, when we had not even taken her xc schooling, she has done PC rallies  – everyone who sees her loves her – she has done a bit of dressage – placed every time, and she has been out to the odd sj comp. She is fit and ready to go. 

 She is my hunter, a polite coffee morning hack, but everyone loves jumping her. She is as careful as a cat SJ, I can trot her into the most horrible trappy jump hunting and she absolutely loves her xc – perfect with water / ditches / steps/ hedges / corners/ skinnies, and is learning well on the flat, with her lateral movements improving all the time. I do have a few videos of her. My daughters have all given up competing, and son is just rather tall, and has his own horses and I am sure I will get some more ‘slow racehorses’ home at the end of the year. It is such a waste to have her doing not a lot at home. 

Contact Phoebe Hobby  07867970775  


 14.2 hh (ish) 8 1/2 yo Coloured Mare.
Precious Sapphire (Saffy) has been with her current loan home for 12 months and has been competing in Pony Club events for the past 2.5 years and enjoys SJ, ODEs, cross country and hacking. Saffy can comfortably jump 90cm with minimal warm up and competently jumps 100cm (with potential to go higher). She’s a very honest girl and will give anything a go! She’s not spooked by fillers, hedges, water or homemade jumps – point her at a jump and she will give it a go! 
Saffy was professionally backed with Felicity Harper near Lambourn and has been lunged, long lined, schooled and hacked (both alone and in company) and not done anything questionable and doesn’t seem to have a bad bone about her (and I’ve had her since birth). Saffy seems to really enjoy working so a home looking to hack or compete is essential.
Saffy has a sunny disposition and is always happy to see ‘her people’. She follows us round the field when poo picking or visiting and is more than happy to be groomed and fussed. She’s forward going (not a ploddy cob at all) and I think someone could have a lot of fun with her. She’s well put together and has good paces. Saffy has been to shows and competitions and is good on the ground, she isn’t fazed by other horses and the busy environment. She has enjoyed cross country, show jumping and general showing as well as some dressage too (never scored below 60 in novice or prelim).
Saffy is up to date with jabs, feet and teeth and is good for all of those things. She’s bare foot and has never had shoes on. She’s good to catch, travels and loads well (both trailer or lorry sometimes with the bribe/reward of a mint) and has seen all traffic as she has grown up on a working farm so she doesn’t bat an eyelid at anything she has encountered so far.
Saffy has been a bit tricky at times to clip but take it slow and calm and she’s fine. 
Saffy likes regular work and can work every day or once a week. She doesn’t buck, bolt, or rear and isn’t nappy. Saffy has a very soft mouth and is forward going, she certainly isn’t a ‘kick along’ pony and so isn’t suitable for a novice or beginner. Saffy likes a rider to take the lead so confidence is essential. 
Saffy could be a forever pony and is looking for a long term home, she’s coming back to me because her current rider friend has sadly outgrown Saffy.
Saffy comes with full wardrobe including saddle, bridle and rugs and is available for loan as a working horse, not as a brood mare. She would suit a teenager or adult looking for a partner in crime to have some fun with.
Based in Oxfordshire. Viewings to be arranged by appointment. Potential homes will be vetted.
For more information please call, text or email: 
Andi Alexander – 07827 815465


Bridget Jones J
Intermediate WHP/teenagers event horse
Reluctant sale of this truly beautiful bay 12 yr old Irish bred 153 mare by Ars Vivendi, brilliant cross country and show jumping, at BS 105 and happily jumping BE 100 fences schooling, fabulous paces for dressage, and would make a good teenager’s event horse. She is good to hack, ride and lead, clip and good to do in the stable. Happy to live out, but currently in at night.
Has done Pony club fun rides as the instructor’s horse, rallies and lessons, but is not used enough at current home to fulfil her potential as my son now works in London. Fit and ready to compete. Would make a fabulous brood mare as she has fabulous paces, looks to die for, and is beautifully bred by top eventing/jumping Stallion, out of a jumping mare.
Wiltshire/Oxfordshire border


Whiteleaze Diplomat 13.2  

We have had Mickey on loan this year and now gutted that my daughter has sadly outgrown this amazing chap and unfortunately my friend who owns him has no jockey to ride him.

Mickey is a stunning pony with 3 great paces

Lots of potential to further his career as a great dressage pony and in all other disciplines

Lovely natured pony with great results already under his belt!

Mickey is a very striking, well-mannered, genuine pony who is so much pleasure to be around.

He is great to hack alone or in company, shoe, happy to travel on the lorry/trailer.

Mickey has qualified for HOYs and RIHS this season.  He has mainly been shown before we got him this year and has been placed at HOYs and RIHS.  Since we got Mickey he has been to many PC rallies and has successfully competed this summer as an Individual for PC dressage qualifying for the PC regional championships on his first attempt. Mickey will jump a small course of jumps but due to concentrating on showing and dressage we haven’t done much jumping this summer, he would excel in all disciplines alongside a new little rider to love and carry on showing him the world.

We feel that he would be more suitable as a second pony.

He is in need of a competent and competitive rider as we feel he will go far in anything he is faced with like he has done in his very successful showing career. 

He is also up to date with immunisations, dentist etc. 

For more information call 07917 680332


 I am looking, on behalf of a friend, for a 12hh- 13hh pony, of any age, for a 6 yr old boy on autistic spectrum. To love and learn to ride. Absolutely no vices. Please only contact me with suitable gems. 6* home awaits near Cirencester. Decent budget for right pony. Contact Joanna Lambert 07990898175


13.2hh pony for 10 year old daughter.  Competent rider although this will be a first pony.  Must be straight forward/ schoolmaster, and like to jump SJ & XC.
Will buy or have on loan, and to be kept within Old Berks PC and to do regular pony club activities. Experienced, (and could offer a long term) home, as younger siblings coming up. Hazel 07957 204 795  (24/09/19)

14.2 pony wanted for competent 12yr old son, and mother to share. Looking for forward going school master to compete all PC events & dressage. But be straight forward. Will be first pony for my son, but not for me! Also open to considering loan.
Hazel 07957 204 795  (24.09.19)


 13 – 13.2hh pony for my 10 year old daughter.  She has only ridden in riding schools so is competent in the school at walk, trot and canter and has just started to jump but has very little experience hacking.  I am looking for a bombproof pony which is not too strong to build up her confidence out on a hack, who won’t buck or bolt.  Will be doing regular lessons and pony club activities but also plenty of hacking. Loving long term home awaits.  Contact Helena 07931713005      (19/9/19)


12-13hh Pony Club/Hunting pony required for keen 7yo boy who has just started jumping off the lead rein. Must be 100% bombproof and not sharp or silly in any way. Ideally a schoolmaster who has been there and got the T-shirt and a proven hunter that is good with hounds and not too strong. Any type/sex/colour considered. Knowledgable and loving long-term home along with a sensible budget awaits the right pony. Contact Laura t: 07956 180907 

LOOKING to buy / lease / loan
11hh -12.2hh straight forward superstar competition pony to do pony club and showjumping with for a competent small 6yr old jockey (riding solo for last year in all gaits / popping small fences). We have the most perfect first pony but now looking for the step up with a little more in the tank and ability to jump bigger courses. Please no vices. For age of jockey, needs to be entirely straightforward to ride and manage. Lovely home awaits with relentless pampering and every whim taken care of.  Weekly lessons but also lots of hacking and relaxing time. Genuine happy all round home. Substantial budget available for the right pony. Or happy loan or lease. Sarah 07796 994488.












Sami my 14.2hh registered Welsh D is my pride and joy and I’m looking to loan him out to someone within the pony club or local to Oxfordshire/Wiltshire. He is now 16 years old and I’ve owned him for 4 years. He is a gentleman in all ways when handling and riding. He has competed locally within the PC and RC, he excels in dressage and loves to jump. He competes comfortably at 80cm SJ & XC and would excel higher with the right rider and is also a bombproof hack alone or in company.

 I’m looking for a rider to continue competing and training within the PC/RC and locally. He adapts and looks after his riders whether you are a novice or experienced. He loads himself and travels extremely well alone or with another horse in a trailer or lorry. He’s ideal for a mother/daughter share or someone in pony club progressing off small ponies.

 His care will be agreed upon with myself with a signed contract – I require a private home for him over a large livery yard due to his catching isn’t always 100% and is better suited to living with one other or a small herd.

Lauren Bush (Hubbard) 07970004189





















My name is Axie Finch (20 yrs). I went to Chandlings, St Helens and now I am at eading Medicine. I was an active member of Old Berkshire Pony Club for the last 1years.
Whether you need a pony keeping fit, someone to look after the house and animals or simply
someone to ride with, bake cakes or play football with your kids, I can be completely flexible to
your needs – someone to fill your shoes when you can’t be there.
Please feel free to get in touch; I am always open to new ideas!
Established cook. BLS Qualified. Full Driving License. CRB cheferences available. (Already committed 5th- 19th JulyAxie Finch
axie@btinternet.comDO DO YOU NEED HELP THIS SUMMER?