It was a fantastic start to the year for the stud at the NFPB AGM. We were presented with two silver salvers awarded to two of our broodmares, Hollybrooke Debbie and Coffee Crunch. Both have gained silver grading status in the elite scheme for the achievements of their progeny. We were then presented with a beautiful vase given by the Swedish New Forest Breed Society for the best pony from the breeding sections of last years Breed Show. It was awarded to Hollybrooke Melitta. (Thank you to Suzanne Kemp for the photo)
There were also good results for all three of our stallions Hollybrooke Tinker, Hollybrooke Rambler and Burley Branston, who all feature in the top twenty sires of 2108. Burley Branston ia also in the top twenty all time sires. So a massive achievement for all the ponies of which we are hugely proud.
Some Hollybrooke ponies have already been out and about. Full brother and sister Annie and Astra have both won rosettes in dressage. Jubilee came second at Hartpury in the 80cm Pony Club show jumping. Maxwell had a brilliant day at Kings Sedgemoor combined training. He won the 80cm class finishing on his dressage score (best dressage) and then did a super test in the 90cm class scoring 31, but an unlucky pole put him just out the placings.
We don't have any foals yet. Melitta is a few days over due and Debbie is due at the weekend but neither look very close to foaling at the moment. Exciting times!