How to Buy an Exmoor Pony

How to Buy an Exmoor Pony

From Holt Ball Herd 11

At Holt Ball we breed a small number of quality Exmoor ponies. They are sired either by Hawkwell Versuvius 'Bear' (twice breed show Overall Supreme In Hand Champion & NPS Gold Medal rosette winner) or his son Cheritonridge Mont de Brouilly 'Monty' (only lightly shown and now gelded - a beautiful pony with a gorgeous temperament). 
The Herd11 Exmoor ponies are very attractive with beautiful heads and excellent conformation, notably with very good back ends,  strong second thighs and bone, lovely movement, well laid back shoulders and lovely markings. They range from reddish, through brown, to very dark in colour. 
We are very careful where we place the ponies as their welfare, care and wellbeing is top priority. If  you're happy jumping through some hoops to be considered for a Holt Ball pony - and agreeable to either an initial loan period and/or joint ownership - then please contact us to discuss further. We have Herd 11 colts, geldings, fillies and mares, ranging from foals to 7 year olds. We also have Exmoor ponies from a number of moorland Exmoor herds, being given a good start through our Exmoor Pony Project. Ideally, we would like to place some of them so we can keep helping foals coming off the moor. Again, their welfare, care and wellbeing is a top priority so any potential new owner will be carefully vetted. 
Below are some of the Exmoor ponies in our herd to give you an idea of quality and type.

HOW TO BUY A MOORBRED EXMOOR PONY FROM EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK

Following the pony gatherings in Oct & Nov, there will be a small number of quality Exmoor pony foals and youngstock For Sale. These beautiful ponies are born and bred in Exmoor National Park and many will have enjoyed a wonderful, free-living start in life. 

The newly-weaned foals need careful, patient, kind socialisation to human contact so they can make the successful transition to life off the moors. Exmoor ponies are an endangered breed so they are all important. 

If you would like to help an Exmoor pony foal by offering a good home this autumn then please email the

Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group at MoorlandExmoorGroup@hotmail.co.uk. 

The MEPBG represents Exmoor herd owners Herd 423 on Countisbury (the Bryant family), Porlock Herd 100 on Porlock Hill (the Coldicutt family), Moorland Herd 99 on Molland Moor (the Dart family), the Exmoor National Park Authority herds, Tippbarlake Herd 387 on Brendon Common (the Floyd family), Withypoole Herd 23 on Withypool and Anstey Commons (the Milton family), Farleywater Herd H67 on Buscombe (the South family) and Holtball Herd 11 in Porlock Vale (the Westcott family). 

Link to the MEPBG Breeders Directory List.

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