Welcome to Kerbeck Fell Ponies
Kerbeck Fell Pony Stud is situated on the western edge of the Lake
District National Park in the Parish of Lamplugh. Roughly half way
between the valleys of Ennerdale and Loweswater, the farm also enjoys
some spectacular views across the Solway Firth to Scotland. Lamplugh
has been the home of the Stud since 1981.
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
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 Switzerland.
There are always a few youngsters about the stud as well as the
Kerbeck is home to a small livery stable. Most of the liveries
are registered Fell Ponies and they compete in various activities
with their owners.
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
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 of
We aim to breed two foals a
year, often retaining the youngsters until they start their
ridden/driven careers to ensure they get as good a start as possible,
although some are available for sale before this time.As well as Fell Ponies, Christine also breeds Exmoor ponies under the
Kerbeck prefix. Although this is a relatively new venture, she is very
pleased with the produce of foundation mare Murber (aka Molly).
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