Meet Cheston’s children’s ponies

Calm, safe and fun ponies
Perfect for younger riders from 5+ up to small adults

We generally prefer bigger ponies (11.2 – 15hh) who can be ridden by a range of ages and abilities so they enjoy a better life of more variety. Some of our ponies go out competing and hunting as well as taking part in gymkhana games and our own competition.

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Sherry

14.2hh, Welsh x, 1986

Our old lady and still sound and enjoying her work! A pretty 14.2hh Welsh x mare, ideal beginner to confident/novice, great on the lead rein, lunge, and used to love to pop a little jump. Sherry has given many children their first experience of canter and never needs kicking on, she is voice trained so the instructor commands her for children who need to hold on. A super hacking pony, Sherry is a favourite for the younger children and enjoys a deserved quieter life.

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Claude

1995, 14.2hh, Welsh Gelding

One of our first buys Claude is a steady pony who is super on lunge and off. Great at hacking out and loves the moor, Claude is a very handsome pony suitable for child or light / small adult. Claude is calm enough to give riders a first moor canter but is educated enough to teach more experienced small riders too. We have enjoyed taking Claude hunting in the past which he really enjoys and behaves well!

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Sunny

14.2hh, Welsh Gelding

A stunning chestnut pony with a flaxen mane and tail. Sunny is a super jumping pony ridden by any child or adult although he is strong and bouncy! Sunny specialises in jumping anything up to 3ft. Sunny has been a BSJA Pony and we take him out competing too

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Sophie

2006, 14.3hh, Welsh x TB

Sophie joined us in 2012 after a busy competition career in the ownership of our Apprentice, Shannon. She has competed in affiliated disciplines but thrives on a busy riding school schedule. She can do basic to more advanced arena movements and jumps well but needs her waistline watched constantly! Well liked by children, teens and adults.

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Sam

12.2hh, 20 something

Sam is one of our smallest, a lead rein pony for little riders and a super hack out for those ready for lane or moor hacking.  A cheeky little chappy who is enjoying a quieter life but still likes to jump.

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Mini

11.2hh, a fuzzy sweetheart!

Our smallest pony and ideal for 4-5 year old children. Mini is a lead rein pony fondly known as Min Spins and Mini Mare but her real name is Hollywood Whisselwell!  Mini does a lot of companion work with our bigger mares but enjoys joining in with lessons and hacks.

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Lester

15hh, Connemara

One of our long term loan ponies, Lester is a super wise old pony quietening down his life from his previous time in a busy Pony Club and Hunting family! He still keeps active with lessons, hacks and loves to pop a small fence nice and steady for younger riders. A real gem in the centre but unfortunately loves the mud!

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Razz

13.2hh, Welsh B pony

A pony with pretty boy show ring looks and super nature. Razz does confident lead rein riders and our more advanced child riders and smaller adults. He is quite an educated pony and can be quite speedy!

Buying a horse or pony?

CFEC can help you find your dream horse! Occasionally we have horses and ponies for sale, we also hear via ‘the equine grapevine’ of various horses and ponies for sale locally.

We can give you advice on purchase and help you find that dream horse. We offer individual consultation courses on how to wisely and carefully go about horse purchase in ways that could save you a lot of money and heartache! Contact us to find out more.

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