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Tango Fawcett is reluctantly having to scale back owing to pressure of very talented children.
She has about 12 ponies for sale and they are listed under our For Sale tab at the top of the page.

31st May 2012

We are making a gallery of winners bred by us in 2012.

11th June: Rashiebrae 1st prize yearling NPS Scotland

31st May: Eastlands Black Watch was sold by us to Sheila Kissack, and has started doing workers.




Rashiebrae champion N PS Scotland.



May 21st 2013


Letting the stallion out!

2012 Winners

Christine Duckworth wins her first novice ridden with Eastlands Love Song.


Eastlands Katiebrae, a yearling out of Burniebrae, wins her first big reserve championship at The Royal Highland – well first without mum. Katie-Royal-Highland-2012

Moss Bros got away and had a days hunting before finishing 2nd at the Royal Highland.


Royal Highland 2 and 3 year old, 2nd Eastlands Tushiebrae belonging to Emma Jane Murray. Trinkets last but one!


Rashiebrae 1st prize yearling NPS Scotland

15th August

We have some foals for sale this year, as we cannot keep them all, by the stallions Lockinge Fredrick, and the young colt Eastlands Harleybrae. We are also selling a top-class filly with a show record, who is ready to go on in another sphere. We already have eleven brood mares.

Lockinge Fredricke
Lockinge Fredericke (Atlantic Swirl-Faddley Flora) bred by the late Mrs. H Knight stallion, and has in recent years been in the top two in the Sires Rating.He has sired the American Connemara Pony of the Year (Dressage Specialist).
An RIHS first prize winner; Champion at Royal Dublin; Royal Highland; RASE: Breed Show and the Great Yorkshire.

Full brother to Eastlands Wild Orchid, res. Champion Scottish Connemara Show.

Lockinge Fredricke
Lockinge Fredricke with colt foal.
Lockinge Fredricke
Lockinge Fredricke with dam Hallfields White Orchid.

Eastlands Credit Crunch colt by Lockinge Frederick, our of Dunamoney Lass (Gloves Duke-Irishtown Diana). This well-bred youngster is closely related to Clifden winners, and all her previous foals have been sold for breeding. Moves well. Is seen here with his elderly dam who is thought not to be in foal for 2011. One of her foals is a very good show jumper in Sweden.

Credit Crunch

This lovely colt foal is bay with a white blaze. He is by Lockinge Frederick out of Gowy Madrigal. He is a full brother to the successful show filly Eastlands Love Song, and to the gelding Eastlands Haydon, twice champion gelding at the BCPS Breed show in the South at Moreton Morrell. Another full brother 5 years qualified for the Picton. A half brother by Heathers Dino is proving to be an exceptional jumper. A likely future worker/stallion.



By Eastlands Larleybrae – Rosenaharley Laughris-Eastlands Burniebrae, 3 years. Harley covered three mares as a two year old, and has covered 5 mares this year.

Rosenaharley Laughris-Eastlands Burniebrae

Colt foal
This lovely colt foal is grey and is Harleybrae’s first foal. He is out of a full sister to the stallion Eastlands Terry and should make a successful pony in any sphere.
Colt foal

Older Homebred Ponies For Sale

Eastlands Love Song

Colt foal

Love Song is a delightful filly, 3 years old, and approx 13.3hh. Class 1. In a short season she was 1st and res. Champion NPS Scotland Summer Show, and 1st M and M 2/3 yr old at the Royal Highland, and 2nd at the Great Yorkshire. A great opportunity for a top class filly. We are over-stocked with brood mares.

Colt foal

By Locking Frederick out of TB mares to make 15hh to 15.2 hh.

Ponies for sale

Top class ponies reared naturally on hill farm. These ponies are out of our point to point mares and are 2 and 3 years old. Good movers and very athletic. Jumping comes naturally to them. From £2000.

12th July

I understand that the latest BCPS newsletter states that I, along with two other Council members, resigned for personal reasons. This was not one of the reasons given in our resignation letter, but I would like to thank everyone who has shown concern, and also say that as before I will help in any way I can, and hope that they will understand that our position became untenable. We like many others, have not received the latest newsletter.

27th May

Our new colt, Eastlands Harleybrae, has his first foal.

Eastlands Harleybrae first foal

14th May

The Ridden ponies of 2010.

We have had two newcomers to the show ring in ridden classes which are very promising, and the return of the Misses Stott’s Eastlands Dawn in SHP classes is giving great pleasure.

The photos below were taken and produced here by permission of Sally Coles.

Eastlands Beethoven ridden by Jane Jackson, his owner since a yearling) is by Lockinge Frederick out of Hallfields White Orchid. He was not broken until late, and won the Picton at NPS Area 4 Spring Show on 25th April. Well done Jane.

Karen Nixon rode Eastlands White Water (Whitey) into 4th place in the same class – the Picton qualifier at Area 4. Lockinge Fredcerick was the sire again, and he is out of Hallfields White Orchid. Whitey was not broken until 5 yeas of age in January, as he was backward, and this was his first show. What a record for a stallion to sire two ponies in the first four in one Picton class!

Eastlands Dawn (Lockinge Frederick-Julie Ellis by Kampala) is a very well bred part-bred connemara. He grand sire being the sire of an Arc winner!

She is back on the circuit after a lay-off and competing in all manner of classes including SHP again. She has been owned by the Misses Stott since very young, and was seen out by Sally Coles on the Northern circuit in April of this year.

Jenny Seymour’s part-bred Mountain Madam.

18th February

Candlemas Day – Ice and bright, winter will not have lost its bite!

Candlemas Day

Trinket’s Rashiebrae, her second youngest filly. Photo by Emma Jane Murray.


Another by Emma Jane Murray: Rashiebrae and her friend Chalice the orphan (usually known as The Mule).

Rashiebrae and Chalice

4th February

Eastlands had an excellent result on a recent poll at the Ashbrook Connemara Pony Stud website. Eastlands Burniebrae got 15% of the vote to come 14th in the Pony of the Decade poll, which polled over 1200 voters over a month.

Final results:

  1. Sillogue Darkie (38%, 486 Votes)
  2. Dexter Leam Pondi (34%, 429 Votes)
  3. Coral Misty (33%, 425 Votes)
  4. Bunowen Castle Rí (17%, 213 Votes)
  5. Jennifer Rose (17%, 212 Votes)
  6. April Star (16%, 208 Votes)
  7. Coosheen Breeze (16%, 203 Votes)
  8. Tulira Katie Daly (16%, 203 Votes)
  9. Irishtown Beauty (16%, 199 Votes)
  10. Castle Baron (15%, 197 Votes)
  11. Alladin’s Denver (15%, 188 Votes)
  12. Glencarraig Prince (15%, 188 Votes)
  13. Fredrickesminde Hazy Match (15%, 186 Votes)
  14. Eastlands Burnibrae (15%, 185 Votes)
  15. Ballyowen Maybelle Molly (13%, 167 Votes)
  16. Castle Comet (12%, 147 Votes)
  17. Currachmore Cashel (11%, 145 Votes)
  18. April Rose (10%, 121 Votes)
  19. Castle Urchin (9%, 112 Votes)
  20. Castle Countess (8%, 101 Votes)

Source: http://ashbrookstud.ie/poll-archive/


15th October

Another of Trinket’s foal – entitled just four days old. A chip off the old block?

5th October

Barnsey Trinket

5th October 7 a.m. Filly foal – Bardsey Trinket. A full sister to Glendearg; Lucy Locket; Burniebre; Dunielle; Dunrose; Flash Favour; and Rashiebrae.

14th September 2009

The first public auction of connemara ponies under the auspices of the British Conemara Pony Society was held at Three Counties Showground, Malvern, by Brightwells.

Henrietta Knight was one of the prime movers and shakers of the idea, and she was on a small committee with Sara Hodgkins and Peter Fitzsimmons, and together with the auctioneers a very professional sale was held.

Henrietta herself was one of the main beneficiaries selling Loughconeera Gaoth Anoir, an 11 year old mare in foal to her stallion, for £5600. She was bred by Josie Sullivan in southern Galway, and whose family bred, and exhibited, Loughconeera, the 1940 winner at the Carna Show (forerunner of Clifden), and great, great grand dam of our own premium mare Bardsey Trinket. Trinket in turn is the dam of the 2009 Breed Show champion at Moreton Morrell, Eastlands Dunrose, and of Eastlands Burniebrae champion at Royal Dublin 2005, and of the BCPS Northern Show 2009. I hope her purchasers have the same success with Loughconeera ponies as we have had.

The Irish sent many ponies over, Michael Igoe having 20+ entered. None of his ponies had been sold when the final lot of his consignment entered the ring in the form of Frederiksminde Monarch a grey 5 year old stallion. His persistence paid off and cheers went up as he received the top price of the day at £6000.

Of the ponies present that caught my eye was the bay Haselor Mercury consigned by Mrs. Carole Ireland, who was bid to £1800.

Mrs T. Cunningham Cade had a part bred 15.1hh named Cuinnegan Steady Eddie and he obtained the sum of £4500. This lot really caught my eye, and he was beautifully produced by Albie stud, and I shall watch his progress with interest.

The British ponies did appear to attract the attention of the buyers, but many breeders who were present, and who had always had reservations about an auction sale, were unconvinced, and preferred the private sale system that is the norm for connemara ponies in this country.

On a personal level a large party had travelled in excess of 300 miles to escape the 2009 northern summer when 15” rain was recorded during August, and we thoroughly enjoyed our two days respite. We can recommend the Swan at Swan Hadley a short distance from the showground. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the food was the best we have enjoyed for many years, and it was reasonably priced too!

Frederiksminde Monach £6000.
Frederiksminde Monach £6000.

Loughconeera Gaoth Anoir £5600
Loughconeera Gaoth Anoir £5600

Cuinnegan Steady Eddie £4500
Cuinnegan Steady Eddie £4500

7th September 2009

Some of Fred’s offspring that have not been seen in public.

Chalice, the orphan daughter of Bardsey Chalice, now a yearling.

Rashiebrae (Bardsey Trinket) a late foal last year, now a yearling.

Full sister to Dunrose Supreme champion BCPS In-hand show Moreton Morrell, and to Burniebrae supreme champion Northern Show, (2009) and Royal Dublin 2005.

Eastlands Flash Favour
Eastlands Flash Favour (Bardsey Trinket) res. junior champion BCPS In-hand Show 2007 now 5 years.

Favour's first foal, a filly.
Favour’s first foal, a filly.

Black Watch
Black Watch, 4 year old gelding (Bardsey Trinket) Sold.

Favour ‘at home’.

Love Song
Love Song (Gowy Madrigal) 2 years.

Happy at home.
Happy at home.

2nd September 2009

Jenny Seymour’s Montrave Madam Dragonfly by Fred continues to give a great deal of pleasure.

Foals 1st August 2009

Burniebrae and Lymiebrae
Burniebrae and Lymiebrae

This filly foal is not yet registered owing to late paperwork, and is turned away now.
Ex Eastlands Burniebrae, by Rosenaharley Laughris.
Un-named but “Credit Crunch” suggested!

Un-named foal near-side out of Dunamoney Lass. Far side out of Gowy Madrigal.

Madrigal’s foal, and his “ex friend” Lucy!

Century Hills Taylor Made

Century Hills Taylor Made
Grand-daughter of Trinket in America. 4 years old.

Scottish Horse Show

It was with great pleasure that we we watched young Alice Tomlinson pilot Birchmoor Admiral into qualifying position in a strong class for a visit to HOYS. Admiral is by Eastlands Midnight Again (one of our ex driving four in hand team) and out of an old favourite Eastlands Admiration. It was a good victory for far below her in the class was the Royal Highland Champion shetland Waukmill Good Gracious. Alice will have our gang supporting her at Hoys!!!

Another of our ponies Eastlands Wild Orchid (Lockinge Frederick-Hallfields White Orchid) belonging to Mr and Mrs. R. Williams was second in the 2 year old filly class, at The BCPS Northern Show.

Eastlands Wild Orchid
Eastlands Wild Orchid

News of Fred’s family – 8th August 2009

Eastlands Loch Tam
Eastlands Loch Tam – his first grandson!

Has been with Alison Grainger since very young, and is competing in Open ridden classes, winning his fair share. He is a real pleasure pony, and they enjoy a great partnership. He has a lovely country home with freedom to hack out in forestry.

Kirtle Taragon
Kirtle Taragon
Photo by permission Phoenix Photography.

From Alison Baird. She purchased Kirtle Taragon by Fred in the Spring of this year.

He has now settled into his new home, and has won two 1st’s in ridden classes. “Wonderful temperament ridden by Fred (8) Olivia (11) Susanna (her daughter,) and Ailson, not all at once!” Another pony settled in a family home.


We had a great crop of hay, cut on 5th August, and baled late on 7th. Half of it is now under cover, and the rest very wet. We use plastic netting, and it is supposed to turn 2″ of rain on a daily basis. It is being tested!

Dumfries and Lockerbie Agricultural Society 1st August 2009

Connemara Pony 4 years and over

1st – Eastlands Stud . Eastlands Burniebrae (Lockinge Frederick-Bardsey Trinket)
2nd Mr and Mrs.W. Hodge, Sydserff Lady of the Woods (Tiercel Woodman-Sydserff Reasghaun
3rd Miss. Caroline Singer. Killiney Keepsake (Heather’s Dino-Eastlands Lucy Locket)

Connemara Pony 1,2, or 3 year old.

1st. Mr. and Mrs. R. Williams. Stanley Grange Panama (Gentle Cascade-Hungry Hall Biretta)
2nd Mr and Mrs. Hodge. Kirtle laurel (Castle Gismo-Sydserff Reaghaun)
3rd place Mr and Mrs R. Williams Eastlands Wild Ortchid (Lockinge Frederick-Hallfields White Orchid).

Ridden Connemara

1sr Mr and Mrs. R. Williams. Glenwoodstud Dun in the Sun (Minsmere Sunseeker-Hookley Regina)
2nd Mr and Mrs. W.Hodge Sydserff Misty Morning (Tiercel Woodman-Ballydonagh Misterina)
3rd Mrs A Little . Ennistymon Boy (Dunloughan Diamond-April Thunder)

Champion Eastlands Burniebrae
Champion Eastlands Burniebrae (Lockinge Frederick-Bardsey Trinket)
Reserve Mr and Mrs. R. Williams Stanley Grange Panamar.

Killeney Keepsake
Miss Caroline Singer’s Killiney Keepsake, 3rd. 4 year old and over connemara pony
(Heather’s Dino-Eastlands Lucy Locket)

The BCPS Northern Show Osbaldeston 26th July 2009.

Champion In-hand Eastlands Burniebrae (Lockinge Frederick-Bardsey Trinket)
Photo by Sally Coles.

Reserve champion – Miss S. Platt’s Eastlands Terry (Lockinge Fredrick-Bardsey Chalice)
Photo by Sally Coles

Supreme Eastlands Burniebrae
Reserve Riversdale Ritzy Nix
Photo by Sally Coles

News from Ireland

The Royal Dublin Horse show reduced the in-hand classes, and then amalgamated them due to shortage of entries. No doubt the 253 euro entry fee (including stable) had something to do with it. In addition you have a large fee to park your horsebox: in our case, 300 euros.

Shame – is it going the same way as our Royal Show?

Henry O Tooles Urchin
Henry O’Toole’s filly foal by Lockinge Frederick out of Castle Urchin, a former Clifden champion.
Picture attached by permission of Henrietta Knight.

The British Connemara Pony Society’s In-hand Show at Moreton Morrell, 18th July 2009.

This was held on a Saturday for the first time, and beautiful weather for showing and spectators. I think the experiment worked!


Supreme champion – Eastlands Dunrose.
Dun mare (Lockinge Frederick-Bardsey Trinket) 6 years in foal to Eastlands Harleybrae.

Tam O’ Shanter Champion – Eastylands Dunrose. Many thanks are due to Carole Prentice and Michael Sharpley for sponsoring this excellent competition.

Eastylands Dunrose

Youngstock champion – Eastlands Mossiebrae by Rosenaharley Laughris out of the premium mare and Dublin champion 2005 Eastlands Burniebrae (Lockinge Frederick-Bardsey Trinket)

Eastlands Mossiebrae

Reserve champion youngstock – Lockinge Aconite (Lockinge Frederick-Gentle Annie) owned by Miss Henrietta Knight.

Lockinge Aconite

Champion gelding – Eastlands Haydn – Miss Amy Smith. (Lockinge Frederick-Gowy Madrigal)

Eastlands Haydn

Our Stud stallion Lockinge Frederick, who we have stood at stud for 19 years had a really successful show, but owing to his age and that of his owners is now used exclusively at Eastlands.

We have a younger model in the form of Eastlands Harleybrae, full brother to the above junior champion.

2009 Foals

The 2009 foals are nearly all here – just, as usual, Trinket remains.

Firstly the “boys”.

Gowy Madrigals
No 1 – Gowy Madrigals

No 2 A dun from Dunamoney Lass (Gloves Duke-Irishtown Diana)

The last colt
Property of Mrs. Pauline Maclaren from Edenwoods Cassiopeia Cashel.

Now to the “girls”.

Eastlands Lymiebrae ex Eastlands Burniebrae

Eastlands Flash Girl ex Eastlands Flash Favour

The thoroughbred X Eastlands Good Golly Miss Molly. Ex Eastlands Molly (El Conquistador-Light O’Love) by Lighter.

Getting ready for the Scottish Connemara Show – daughters of Eastlands Burniebrae by Glencarrig Prince, and Rosenaharley Laughris.

Sisters – Travelling to Scottish Connemara Show

Mrs A.Nutter’s Eastlands Maisiebraze 4 years old, by Glencarrig Prince out of Eastlands Burniebrae. Winner of the 4 yrs and older mare or gelding class Scottish Connemara Show 5th July 2009.

Eastlands Mossiebrae wins her first class and junior championship at the Scottish Conemara Show. Reserve Supreme. By Rosenaharley Laughris out of Eastlands Burniebrae.

“I think it is a bit rough having to share by food with a hen and a dog, after returning from my first championship win”! Mossiebrae

The younger generation are making their debut. We were thrilled with the debut of Moss Bross (Eastlands Mossiebrae) a daughter of Rosenaharley Laughris, and our own Eastlands Burniebrae. She had her first night in a stable; first time on a lorry; and first time in a show ring. A very big ask, and to finish second in a strong class gives us hope for her future.

Harleybrae – brother to Mossiebrae, our young stallion, who might well come out this year, as he has coverd only two mares.

The “New” year of 2009 has had a difficult start!!! At the end of March a ceiling in the older part of our house collapsed causing great amount of debris and dust everywhere. John described in a as the worst day of his life, but it is only 24 hours, and so we have used this time to do to do some improvements as well. So forgive us – the telephone is often out; electricity off, and it is generally time consuming.

At the end of March the colt we bred “Eastlands Ashiebrae” (Lockinge Frederick-Bardsey Trinket) appeared at the stallion parade at Clifden. Of course, we were in the run up to lambing, and the weather was awful, so did not see it.

Ashiebrae March 2009

Stands with the Keaney Family, Gowla, Cashel, Co. Galway, Eire.

Full Brother to Breed Show Supreme Champions 2009 Eastlands Dunrose, and the Northern Breed Champion Eastlands Burniebrae champion Royal Dublin 2005.

On the 28th April, we took two colts to the BCPS inspections. One is for a friend, and the other for us. Both passed as Class 1.

Eastlands Hermes is by Lockinge Frederick and out of Bardsey Chalice. He is a full brother to the stallion Eastlands Terry who stands in Cumbria.


The second colt was Eastlands Harleybrae. He entertained everyone as a foal at the breed show two years back, but has grown up to be very laid back. Harleybrae is a son of the Dublin Champion Eastlands Burniebrae and Glendwood International’s stallion Rosenaharley Laughris, and he gained a welcome 7 points for his parents towards their premium.


We have not as many foals this year, and start foaling in the third week in May. Eastlands Molly TB is due a partbred to Fred. Gowy Madrigal and Bardsey Trinket are the only mares left from Fred’s original harem and we await their foals. Burniebrae is again, and surprisingly, due to Rosenaharley Laughris by AI. We say surprisingly because scans showed her barren!