I have recently imported three American Shetland Ponies, two mares in foal and one colt, a friend has imported another and is currently staying with me.
These are relatively rare in the UK. They are not miniatures, they are bigger and are excellent at driving and a childs pony. They command big prices in the US and a lot of breeders are giving up on their miniatures and turning to a more practical ASPC. As most breeds, there are certain types for certain disciplines and again I have turned to the Foundation stock to keep as pure as possible.
They bear no resemblance at all to the Shetland as we know it over here.
I attach some snapshots. Pedigrees and better pictures will be forthcoming shortly.
This is Pansy, expecting a foal sometime in late May/June
BORN 1ST JUNE, A MEDICINE HAT FILLY (COMES WITH ALL THE GOOD LUCK ETC OF THE MEDICINE HAT)
PET NAME TOFFEE, PEDIGREE TO FOLLOW. SIRE IS OWNED BY SHARON NASH IN iRELAND
SIRE OF TOFFEE -
Cross J Esquire's Rock Star ( Hall of Fame)
Sired By Bar Gs Rock E Fashionable Lady's Esquire,
Hall of Fame & Congress Champion Sire.
Esquire is the Full brother to Bar Gs Rock E Hershey Bar.
Out of Painted Red's Gem H Superior HOF dam & multiple Congress Champion and HOF producer.
Rock Star is a full brother to LMJ Big Star HOF
This Doubletrouble Rock Candy (aka Pilot) my stallion to be, already chatting up the girlies
This is Crissy, the lodger, in foal for a late foal
This is Abigail, an absolute poppet and the friendliest of the bunch. The sensible one! In foal for May/June foal
BLACK/WHITE FILLY BORN 7TH JUNE 2016. SIRE OWNED BY SHARON NASH IN IRELAND
THIS IS THE SIRE OF BUTTONS
LMJ Painted Kansas (Hall of Fame)ASPC/AMHR Black Pinto Stallion