The 2016 foals are here!!!
(click here to see)
Welcome to Hillash miniature ponies and donkeys.
Our ponies are kept alongside a beef suckler herd, which is where a calf is
left on its mum for about nine months and then sold. Having bred New Forest
ponies for several years we decided to downsize and miniature Shetlands were
the obvious choice. We strive to breed true to type foals of good
confirmation with particular attention to temperament, as a great number of
miniature shetlands become a child's first contact with ponies. They also
make wonderful companions and are obviously a lot cheaper and easier to
manage than a big horse. We sell a lot of foals to showing homes and
several have been exported abroad to Ireland and Europe.
We have a wide range of colours, with a preference for duns and roans. We
particularly like the New Park bloodlines as they are solid well-boned
types. Our foundation stallion New Park McDuff sadly died in 2005, but we
have retained some of his fillies. Our stallions are very quiet and easy to
handle and this lovely laid back attitude is being passed on to our foals.
Southsands honeypot, nicknamed teddy, although lighter in stature than
mcduff, is producing some very pretty foals with a lovely head and gorgeous
big eyes. He works really well with the chunky mares.
Wotknotts Squirrel Nutkin has given us some lovely well boned foals with a
good mixture of colours and great laid back temperaments.
We have a very small herd of miniature Mediterranean donkeys , most of which have been imported from the United States , with the stallion coming over from Ireland. They are extremely friendly, love attention and have a very calm attitude. Miniature donkeys are for obvious reasons not as hardy as our ponies (they originate from a desert climate) and they don't like the rain, which has been rather trying this last year as we are only a few miles from the Somerset levels, but we have plenty of barn space so they were tucked up there for most of the winter.
To see this years gorgeous foals, see our 'for sale' page