KERBECK FELL PONIES
Kerbeck Fell Pony Stud is situated in the village of Anthorn,
which is on the North Cumbrian Coast, in the Solway Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty (AONB).
The name "Kerbeck" comes from the “Ker” or “Kirk” beck,
which flows from the fells, through the village of Beckermet
to Braystones, then out into the Irish Sea. Braystones
was the original home of the Stud, which was founded in
1977, with the purchase of the foundation mare, Townend Princess II.
Originally owned by Christine Robinson and her parents Henderson
and Mary Dodd, it is now run solely by Christine since the death
of her parents.
Kerbeck ponies are well known for their versatility, taking
part in all manner of different events and disciplines and can
be found in homes all over the UK. Ponies from the Stud have
also been exported to the USA, Germany, Holland, Denmark and
There are always a few youngsters about the stud as well as
the older ponies.
The aim of the stud is to breed Fell Ponies which are not only
true to breed type, active, hardy and with good temperaments,
but which are versatile and will prove to be a credit both to
us and their future owners.
This strategy would appear to be working as our ponies are not
only well known in the show ring, but have been competed successfully
in a wide variety of events. They are regularly on the prize
winners lists at Pony Club and Riding club shows, with some having
been on Pony Club teams. Several have been competed in both Private
and Combined driving events around the country, whilst others
include Riding for the Disabled and Pack Pony work in their list
We aim to breed 1 or 2 foals a year. These foals may be retained
by the Stud, or may be available for sale at weaning.
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