Photo taken in September 1981-
Shelanda Silver Flower- First Registered Purebred Dartmoor Pony born in Australia
In the spring of 1980 Shelanda Pony Stud imported four purebred ponies from England. The Stallion Boveycombe Buckthorn and two young mares, one with a colt foal at foot. These mares Whitmore Silver Jubilee and her foal Whitmore Genesis and the yearling filly Whitmore Sundew heralded the beginning of Dartmoor breeding in this country. Along with Mr Chris E. Howe from Victoria, who had imported a colt and two fillies in the previous year, these seven ponies were the foundation stones from which most of todays ponies orginated.
Shelanda, the oldest Dartmoor Pony Stud in this country, wishes to advise that they are breeding again after a few years retirement.
With the purchase approximately 18month ago, of two top mares from the
These mares, both full sisters, Skye-Mist Bizzy Bee and Skye-Mist Dab’s Matilda ( Dam Shelanda Sunglow) were put to the imported stallion from Germany Oak Tree Nightlight with Matilda giving birth on November 1st to a stunning bay filly.
Bizzy Bee unfortunately did not go into foal , but will be put back to the stallion Oak Tree Nightlight next season. Matilda’s foal Shelanda Dab’s My Lady, will be for sale after weaning. She carries very important bloodlines for future breeding in
(Please click above to see Pedigree)
Michelle has also asked me to remind you all about the book she is hoping to publish with your own stories about how you became involved with Dartmoor Ponies and what you are doing with them now. She has started putting together bits and pieces that have been sent to her but she needs a lot more to make an interesting book that we can be proud of. So if you would like to see yourself and your ponies written up in this account of the early history of the Dartmoor pony in Australia and where it is today, then please make time to write your little bit and send it to her ASAP – with photos as well ofcourse. Michelle and I are looking forward to many stories coming in. When it’s finished, it will be a wonderful and permanent promotional tool that will last a lifetime. Michelle would like to have the book published this year if possible.