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John and Wendy Adams
Forest Farm, Crowhill,
Ringwood, Hants BH24 3DE. Telephone: 01425 476020
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Review of 2011  
Burley Time LordEarly in the year we sold our very successful young colt Burley Time Lord to Anna Ransholm in Sweden. He left us in February and just a few weeks later he was presented at the Swedish New Forest stallion grading. He achieved amazing scores for a New Forest stallion including 9.9 for his jumping and a perfect 10 for his canter (he had never loose jumped before arriving in Sweden) He was broken to ride when he had finished his stud season and we were lucky enough to visit him and see him ridden when John was asked to judge at the Swedish National New Forest Show in August. John thoroughly enjoyed his judging and we were made extremely welcome by the Swedish breeders. Our trip also included some very interesting stud visits.
We have three five year olds that were sired by our late stallion Burley Traveller in his first season at stud as a Hollybrooke Gypsythree year old. They have all been champions in the show ring and all were presented for grading this year. Our two 'boys' Hollybrooke Rambler and Hollybrooke Tinker successfully had their five year old vetting to complete their stallion approval.
Hollybrooke Gypsy (pictured left) with her first foal Hollybrooke Jackson (by Burley Branston) at foot was graded as a stud broodmare. We are thrilled with her, she combines size, substance, depth and quality and epitomises the type of Forest pony we want to breed. Her foal has inherited all of these traits as well as possessing the very best 'Hollybrooke' temperament. She is scanned in foal again for 2012.
Our stallions began covering in March and our foals starting arriving in April. We had our busiest stud season ever with visiting mares. For the first time we took semen collections from both Burley Branston and Hollybrooke Tinker and the mares inseminated were positively scanned in foal. Tinker covered both TB and sports ponies as well as pure forest mares so we hope he will produce some potential competition foals next year.
We had foals by all three stallions and were very pleased with them. They have grown really well but most importantly they have absolutely wonderful temperaments. We hope to be able to show some next summer. The foals that we have sold have been weaned and have gone to their new homes. We wish their new owners ever success with them and look forward to seeing them out and about in the future.
We have done less in hand showing in 2011 than in previous years. This was due to one of our Hollybrooke Chutneyyoung ponies developing a taste for tails last Autumn. The damage was so bad that we were unable to show young ponies in 2011 and in some cases it looks as though they will not be shown in 2012 either. This was particularly upsetting, as we had planned to bring out our first youngsters by both Hollybrooke Tinker and Hollybrooke Rambler. However, James Young and Trudy Nineham made up for it, by showing their yearling filly Brock Bronwen by Hollybrooke Tinker who won extensively. Her dam Brock Baccarat visited Tinker again and is scanned in foal. We were limited to showing our yeld mares by Burley Branston. Hollybrooke Sparkle, Hollybrooke Ruby and Hollybrooke Chutney were all very successful. We also broke Chutney (pictured left) to ride and she won her first ever dressage competition. We did take Hollybrooke Ginger to both the New Forest and the Breed Shows and although he did well, his very short tail decidedly spoilt the picture! We plan to start his ridden education early in the New Year.
We welcomed many visitors both from home and abroad to the stud during the year. This included large groups of breeders and enthusiasts from Holland, Germany and Sweden. Without exception they were amazed by the confidence and calmness of all the ponies but particularly the foals. There was a lot of interest in the foal Hollybrooke Nutmeg (by Hollybrooke Rambler out of Coffee Crunch) and many people were keen to take her home with them.

Hollybrooke TinkerBoth our young stallions began their careers under saddle this year. They have both been brilliantly behaved at all times and took all their new experiences in their stride.
Tinker did some dressage and jumping early in the year before a busy season at stud. He competed both in doors and out. He completed some very respectable dressage tests and jumped with confidence and enthusiasm. He has returned to work this Autumn and will resume his competitive career.
Hollybrooke RamblerRambler, as he has always done, far exceeded our expectations. Having only been ridden for six weeks over a year earlier he went to Sam Roberts in the middle of June. Three weeks later he went to his first ridden show. In total he appeared under saddle at seven shows winning seven classes, two reserve championships and three championships culminating in winning a HOYS qualifier at Ponies UK. We were so very proud to have a home bred pony competing at HOYS and Rambler didn't disappoint us. He looked fantastic and went beautifully. He was one of the youngest ponies in the class and without doubt the least experienced. He was not in anyway fazed by the surroundings or the atmosphere. The Roberts team, Sam and Suzi (www.robertsnativeshowteam.co.uk) had made the most amazing job of producing and riding him and we so appreciate what they did. Although he missed out in the final line up by just two marks, he had the second highest score of the six Forest ponies that qualified so we were more than delighted. He is now having a well deserved holiday.

We have enjoyed a wonderful Autumn with the grass growing far longer than usual. The ponies all look fantastic. The foals that we have kept will stay on the mares until after Christmas. when they will be weaned, stabled and handled until the spring. We have five mares in foal for 2012 including our very successful pony Hollybrooke Sparkle and Rambler's full sister Hollybrooke Ruby who are both expecting their first foals, so lots to look forward to in 2012.
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