Tuesday January 22, 2019

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Looking for pony on long term loan 12.2-13.3 for 8 year old girl who can walk, trot, and canter well and pop small jumps. Would like to find a “been there done that” pony that can help her to progress – perhaps an outgrown pony or an older pony who needs a quieter life, to do a bit of everything with. Mare or gelding and ideally would live out 24/7. Good to hack and not worried around farm machinery. Would like pony to be responsive to leg but not strong and more push than pull – mostly need a true confidence giver gold dust type to restore daughters lost confidence! She loves to jump but on a pony that doesn’t leap 8ft into air unnecessarily! 😉 Would like to attend local competitions and events therefore pony must be good to load and well behaved at shows. Loving home awaits with previous experience of pony shares and ownership, regular lessons and a really supportive yard where help is always on hand.
Please contact Gill on 07889368332 or gillianday1982@icloud.com

FOR LOAN…. 14hh (ish) 8 1/2 yo Coloured Mare. (Rides bigger than her height).

Precious Sapphire (Saffy) has been with her current loan home for 18 months and has been competing in Pony Club events (Tedworth PC) and enjoys SJ, ODEs, cross country and hacking. Saffy can comfortably jump 90cm with minimal warm up and competently jumps 100cm currently (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) and has seen all traffic as she has grown up on a working farm so she doesn’t bat an eyelid at anything we’ve encountered so far.

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 beginner.

Saffy could be a forever pony and is looking for a long term home (and I would potentially consider lwvtb but only in exceptional circumstances), she’s coming back to me because of a change in circumstances for her current loan home. 

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.

Viewings to be arranged by appointment. Potential homes will be vetted.

For more information please contact:  andialexander@outlook.com

07827 815465


14.1hh Cob Mare for Sale – Ideal Mother’s Hack / Happy Hacker
Black cob mare, 17 years old. Sweet, kind temperament, confidence giver. Ideal ‘happy hacker’ or small mother’s hack – perfect to lead a child’s pony from. Sensible and dependable, good for fun rides, will pop small jumps but not really suited to Pony Club activites.
Can live in or out, not laminitic, ‘good doer’! Very easy to box, shoe, clip etc. Up to date with Tetanus and worming. Knowledgeable, loving home sought for this sweet mare.
For more information please contact Polly on 07759 410444 (Wantage area)




Hollywood Fame

14 hh Reg Welsh Section D bay mare 11 years old. Sensible hack not strong or spooky,hacks alone or in a group.works well in school has competed dressage , SJ , HT ODE with several placing this year. Huge scopy jump but does not hot up or over jump with smaller fences. Attended PC events and competed at grassroots areas. Hunted and attended pc mock hunt. Pretty enough to show.

Lives out not mareish and gets on well with other horses.

Good to load, catch. Lovely to handle. Good with farrier, currently has front shoes only.

We would love to keep her and continue to compete her ourselves but she is sadly outgrown! ( see pics) Excellent and experienced long term home needed for this lovely pony. Sold with tack.

Please contact Emma Jennings


thumbnail_27336032_1807066139325654_101342394_oCai  14.1hh- Bright Bay- Gelding- 13yrs – welsh cob (full breeding available) 

Cai has been part of our family for nearly 8 years so this truly is a heart breaking sale. He is an absolute jumping machine and a very happy allrounder, he has evented on PC teams and always produces a fabulous double clear, although dressage is not his strongest phase as a result of his rider being much more into jumping. He has been on various PC camps, has hunted with both the Old Berks and Pytchly hunt and is true gent on the hunting filed with absolute impeccable manners. He is a forward going pony and has a true desire to please his rider, successfully evented producing double clears at 90 and has jumped SJ upto 95/1m. He has been to a full variety of PC rallies including horseball, SJ, eventing, and is a genuine fun PC pony. He is a fabulous traveller either on a lorry or a trailer. Easy to shoe, clip, load, etc nothing is ever a problem, he truly is a happy boy, and has never had a day off sick or lame! Cai has never lived out over winter and we do not feel this lifestyle would suit him, although he lives out 24/7 during summer. Cai is for sale through no fault of his own, he has been ridden and competed by all three girls in the family, who now have other commitments, and he has very sadly been outgrown and consequently is now being wasted with us. A 10* home is an absolute must as he will give any child so much pleasure and fun and will be very much missed by our household!

£3,500 – Based nr Blenheim Palace

For further information please contact Hanne or Tina McPeak


07760888055 tinamcpeak@hotmail.co.uk


13.2hh Bay New Forest Mare 15 years old. Sparky is a second pony who would suit either a small adult or a child with some experience wanting to do pony club activities. She has been owned by myself for 11 years and in that time has mainly been used for hacking, however, she has been on loan previously to a pony club home. Sparky is a lovely pony to handle, never bites or kicks. She is good to catch, load, farrier, dentist and with traffic. Sparky is now 15 years old and so I do not want her to jump any higher than 80. She must be stabled at night throughout the winter and the summer. References / loan agreement will be required. Sparky is a very special pony, all homes will be vetted and regular visits to see how she is getting on.

If you are interested please contact Lisa on 07789763589.


Irish Sports PonyPiebaldMare10 years14.1 hands
14.1hh 10 year old coloured mare for sale through no fault of her own.

Bee is a lovely sweet natured mare who is brilliant in every way. She has hunted, showjumped, evented etc.

bee is a brilliant hunter, she is speedy but will come back to you and stand when asked to, she also has a brilliant jump and will jump anything.

Bee has showjumped courses of up to 110 with me and previously competed up to 1 metre with scope to go higher. She hasn’t competed a huge amount due to lack of time but she is a very careful jumper. She would make a brilliant showjumping pony as she is quick against the clock.

Bee has evented occasionally but would make a brilliant eventer. Has potential to do pony trials with work.

Bee has 3 lovely, eve paces and produces a consistent outline. She would easily be able to produce low 30s and 20s.

Bee is very sweet and will come up to you in the paddock, she’s perfect to box shoe clip and load. Up to date with vacs etc

This is a genuine heartbreaking sale of a well loved pony so a 5* forever home is a must. She is fit and ready to go for winter hunting or showjumping.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on 077070702529 or 01869351797


Tinker is a charming 14.2hh, 7 year old chocolate dun Connemara gelding.
He has been quietly and carefully produced, doing all pony club activities. He is an easy ride, never misbehaves, no bucking/rearing. He is excellent to hack alone and in company, in traffic or open countryside. He has hunted with the Old Berks. He is beautifully bred, with good paces, can do a nice dressage test, has schooled over all types of cross country fences and Show jumps up to 2 9″ but has plenty of scope to go bigger.
His current rider is now doing her A levels, so lack of time in forcing me to try and find a new long term home for him.  He would suit any rider, young or small adult, Novice or experienced.
He is good to catch, load, clip, teeth Farrier. He has controlled sweet itch and comes with a Boett rug. This should not put you off this charming pony.
Any further information please do not hesitate to ring me and come and try him.

Joanna Lambert 07990898175


We are looking to loan or buy a 13.2-14.2 h experienced horse for an enthusiastic, tall 10-year-old girl with good skills but limited competing experience. The pony would ideally be aged over 8 years, and must be safe to hack on roads and open bridleways, alone and in company. We are looking for a second pony, not a complete novice or a kick along. For the right pony we are a loving family, with a lovely paddock right next to our house. The pony will be kept with a companion, so will always have visitors and will be very well looked after. Please contact Lydia Inglis  lydandmuz@googlemail.com



14.2hh Bay Gelding. Good to box, shoe and handle in every way. Fully vaccinated, up to date with dentist, worming, lives out but happy to live in. Will take a light weight adult or teenage rider. Was competed at dressage with previous owner. Very talented pony who has lost his confidence, and needs to go back into a private home, where he will excel as he previously did. Genuine reason for sale. A 5* home is paramount. Price to include tack and rugs £2,750 ono.
Please ring Ann on 07801 379814


Lauren Hubbard Clipping Services 07970 004189

– Full (all off) £45
– Hunter (Saddle patch + legs on) £40
– Blanket (all neck + belly to bum) £35
– High Trace (half neck + belly to bum) £30
– Low Trace (low neck + part belly) £25
– Strip (low neck + under chest) £20
– Bib – £15
Hogging, mane & tail pulls at extra cost.
All with bespoke heads/half heads clipped off by request.
Mileage over 20 miles of my radius will be charged as extra.
Battery powered clippers, no need for mains electric, just sufficient lighting when clipping!
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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?