Meet Cheston’s Pony team

Calm, safe and fun ponies
Soph, Razz, Ferdi, Ivy, Claude, Lester, Sunny, Billy, Ernie, Candy, Billy. To suit riders young and old.

We generally prefer bigger ponies (13hh plus) who can be ridden by a range of ages and abilities so they enjoy a better life with more variety. Some of our ponies go out competing and to the beach as well as taking part in gymkhana games and our own competitions. We have 12 ponies for children and small adults too. Some of our ponies may be available to buy and others stay for life! We have a few pictured on our website and many pictures on our Facebook page too.


14.2hh, Welsh x, 1986

RIP Sherry. Her picture will always stay here on our site as she was our first Centre pony, gifted by Sharon, previous owner of Cheston.  Shezza was born in 1986 and lived nearly 30 years!  Our old lady was enjoying her work right to the end representing all that we look for in an ideal beginner to confident/novice’s pony, she was great on the lead rein, lunge, loved to canter and pop a little jump. Sherry has given many children their first experience of canter and never needed kicking on, she was voice trained so the instructor commanded her for children who needed to hold on. Super Saint Sherry was a favourite and well loved by us all.


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!


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


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.


14.2hh Bodmin Moor bred Cob

Bodmin is 6 years old and came to us as a very wild feral stallion from Bodmin Moor. He is now super for older children and adults too. He is a great in arenas and especially nice to hack. We will move him on to a hacking home soon as he is still young and needs to see more of the world.

Steadier coblets

Our hairy fuzzy sweeties!

Loveable cuddly little cobs: Eddie, Ernie, Archie. The hairy legged team vary from 13hh to 14.2hh.  These ponies can be steady and sedate to hack out and always appreciate lots of grooming with long manes, tails and feathered legs.

Billy, Bella, Joey and Razz

Sporty ponies

Our sporty pony team can whizz about on Dartmoor or pop a fence for confident capable children who enjoy ponies with higher revvs! Light teenagers also enjoy jumping courses on these keen beans


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.